Confirmation of what we already knew - U2 to play Glastonbury on 24/06: http://u2.gs/gl11
@EdgeFest Which is especially funny because I usually fall asleep during WOWY these days…
@EdgeFest Haha, well, I woke up during WOWY and bided my time.
@U2start Don’t worry, they’re mentioned! :)
And in a couple of minutes, I’ll have a fully updated article on the Cape Town gig for you! #U2360SA
I should save tweets to leave number 6666 to Axver. Remember this article? http://u2.gs/666
@u2wanderer Sounds like Zurich to me!?
@EveryBrokenWave I wasn’t able to listen close as I was on the phone. Will check this later.
Showtime. Boots intro running #u2360SA
@MattElford I’m sure many will record it incl. me.
KFM switched to stadium. So this stream will work for non U2.com subscribers #U2360SA
@AndyFC91 It’s on U2.com. The radio station (KFM) I’m listening is not live in the stadium yet.
Stream on U2.com is live now #U2360SA
@Almond87 Show should start in about 4 hours. I’ll try to cover it. Hopefully one of the streams work. Matt
Hi folks, it’s Ax. I can’t do live commentary for Cape Town gig today, sorry! Hopefully Matt can. Full set & report at the end as usual! :)
@greety Snippet has been added. Thanks :)
@khoki You really only need to queue for ages if you MUST have the rail. At Melbourne 2, you could get 3rd row by arriving at 5pm. I did!
@U2Baja Haha, no, but my field is just as pedantic as those; I’m a historian.
Alright, I’ve taken the decision to restore Scarlet to the setlist. Any complaints can go to @me_and_u2! ;)
So, Scarlet. @me_and_u2 says its music was done in full, no lyrics, Bono just talked. The debate about whether to include it keeps going…
@U2Baja And no, doesn’t matter who was first, that was just an FYI, i.e. my pedantic specialty. :)
@U2Baja Anyway, must bow out, no ill feeling to you, know you do your best. As for U2.com itself though… I think my opinions are wellknown
@U2Baja You originally said U2.com, which is what I’m commenting on. By the way, the live audio was begun by gorman on Interference.
@EveryBrokenWave There are still thousands of U2 fans out there who’ll throw money at anything. A few people getting pissy won’t change that
@EveryBrokenWave I see no reason to believe U2.com will cease being the joke it has been for the past decade. LN has made it worse.
@U2Baja I accept you can’t do much beyond modding the discussion there, I just don’t think U2.com deserves credit for giving fans live sets.
@U2Baja I don’t like that U2.com’s idea of letting fans have live sets is to link to us without lifting a finger to make our role easier.
@U2Baja Not to get involved in this argument, but it’s specious to claim U2.com has helped fans transmit live setlists/audio/anything.
Thanks for joining us for the show; good to see all of you again for another year! This is Ax, signing off for today.
There we go, that’s it for night 1 of 2011! Next stop: Cape Town on the 18th. Updating setlist article now. #U2360SA
22nd and presumably last song of the night is Moment Of Surrender. #U2360SA
21st song of the night is With Or Without You. #U2360SA
So, correct setlist numbering: 16. SBS, 17. Walk On / Tutu break / 18. One, 19. Streets / break / 20. HMTMKMKM. #U2360SA
Second encore begins with Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, awww yeah! #U2360SA
@u2tour Can your source confirm or deny whether Scarlet was played?
@elvetio Was Scarlet done? Another Twitterer says it wasn’t.
Amazing Grace snippet leads from One into the next song, Where The Streets Have No Name. #U2360SA
Tutu speech on screen as usual, now One to open encore. Still awaiting clarification on Scarlet. #U2360SA
OK, hang on, confusion reigns. Scarlet may NOT have been done after all. Some sources report it, another says it wasn’t done. #U2360SA
I honestly was skeptical Scarlet would remain until the end of the Aussie leg, so very happy it has stayed all the way to Africa. #U2360SA
@FernandoDante Most shows this tour have been U2360city, e.g. we had U2360Perth, so I expect U2360Santiago, etc.
Yep, looks like 17th was Scarlet, 18th Walk On. Thrilled Scarlet is still in the set, love that song. #U2360SA
U2 are up to Walk On now. Don’t know if Scarlet was beforehand or not, awaiting confirmation. #U2360SA
Am I the only person who’s finding the #U2360SA tag chaotic and messy?
Images from Egypt and Tunisia on screen during SBS. #U2360SA
Sunday Bloody Sunday clocks in at 16th in the set. #U2360SA
@EBTTReal_KS The Boots remix was one with the Soweto Gospel Choir.
Crazy Tonight remix still rockin’ 360. Here it is as 15th song of the setlist. #U2360SA
14th of course is Vertigo. #U2360SA
@EveryBrokenWave I’m honestly surprised the set has changed at all, given how in-isolation these shows are.
@Squirrely_za Awesome, thank you! :)
13th is City Of Blinding Lights. #U2360SA
@Galeongirl I can’t believe they’ve stuck with it. Especially after rehearsing Kite yesterday…
12th is Miss Sarajevo. #U2360SA
@skid63 It’s short for “Republic of South Africa”.
So much for yesterday’s hopes that In A Little While was gone. Here it is, 11th song of the night. #U2360SA
I hope I’m not the only person who thinks of South Australia when they see “SA”. South Africa is RSA to me.
Tenth is Pride. Unsurprising that it has been dusted off for RSA. #U2360SA
Ninth song is unreleased track North Star! #U2360SA
Trumpeter Hugh Masekela has joined U2 on stage. #U2360SA
@elvetio I once tricked Interference with a whole fake gig. I love people.
Looks like 8th song is I Still Haven’t Found after a Bono speech. In case anybody missed, reports U2 played The Wanderer are FALSE. #U2360SA
@elvetio U2 fans can be so gullible. What was actually after UTEOTW? Twitter’s gone haywire with this Wanderer business, hahaha!
And yet nobody ever fell for it when I claimed U2 were playing J. Swallow or Cartoon World…! ;)
@elvetio I thought it was pretty clearly a joke…!
Somebody’s made a joke that U2 played The Wanderer and other people have believed it. Oh dear. #U2360SA
7th is Until The End Of The World. #U2360SA
Sixth song is Elevation. #U2360SA
Fifth is Mysterious Ways. #U2360SA
@theseanmcgee Can confirm no Space Oddity.
Fourth is Magnificent. #U2360SA
Tonight is the first night a non-new song (i.e. not unreleased or from last album) has opened a full U2 gig since 1990-01-10. #U2360SA
Third song, first “new” one of the set, is Get On Your Boots - live this time rather than remix! #U2360SA
Hang on a minute, @me_and_u2 confirms NO SPACE ODDITY before the Boots remix.
I Will Follow is second song. #U2360SA
Space Oddity, by the sounds of it, was before the Boots remix, so evidently Stingray Guitar has been replaced with a taped remix. #U2360SA
You read that right, that’s a new intro for the tour. #U2360SA
Get On Your Boots Remix for band entry, band themselves start with Beautiful Day. #U2360SA
Alright, here we go, it’s showtime in Jo’burg! #U2360SA
Claims that tonight’s attendance is going to top 120,000 people. I, for one, will wait for the official boxscore… #U2360SA
@947Highveld Not quite. Biggest U2 gig ever was Reggio Emilia, Italy in 1997 with 150,000+.
@theseanmcgee Given some of the new limits 1000mikes has imposed on accounts there now, they’re not as useful as they were anyway.
Sounds like the organisation at the merch and drinks stands leaves something to be desired … #U2360SA
Not long now until U2 will be on stage. For the record, I don’t know of any live streams yet. #U2360SA
@wxander Things are usually OK before the gig even in venues with the worst reception. When the band goes on stage? Networks implode.
@SeattleB Hey, how’s it going? Not sure we’ll have a live feed; phone reception there is bad so I’m worried even text updates may be sparse.
@JoeriHarcksen No. Phone reception there is bad; worried even text updates will be intermittent.
So, here we are, 360 begins for another year. Springbok Nude Girls are on stage now, Amadou & Mariam played earlier, and soon U2! #U2360SA
@021jamie It’s easy to get into the inner circle even if you arrive at 5-6pm. We did it throughout Europe and Australia.
@FernandoDante Since it’s been done on every tour apart from this, I think they should bring back other JT songs first; Exit, God’s Country.
@ZooPony Yesss. Here’s hoping it has been cut!
Many thanks in particular to @elvetio for soundcheck reports!
@atu2 Good point! Wish we could confirm the songs supposedly done though.
@S_Hiroe I’m not able to go to any shows yet this year … Matt may be, I can’t remember!
@hpalvarez That would be very nice if you could. :)
Worried we may be short of sources for the South African gigs. We couldn’t go. Anybody out there going to be tweeting the set?
Got a couple of messages suggesting soundchecking in South Africa was mainly/solely crew. Details still scant & unconfirmed.
@ScottSextastic Yeah, got a couple of other messages suggesting it was crew.
The unconfirmed rehearsal report on Interference includes EBTTRT (instrumental) yet again, a few NLOTH songs, Vertigo, etc.
There are some reports there was a soundcheck in South Africa tonight … waiting for confirmation though.
So, rumour has it there will be a fourth Brazilian show. Sao Paulo or elsewhere? Don’t know yet.
@markino77bg They’re rumours about a new album in May at the moment. We will see what happens.
Re: McGuinne$$ “confirming” new album in May, I’ll believe it when I have it! Been so many cockteases this past decade…
Remember last year’s gag about 360 being a rain dance? Hey, U2, you didn’t need to bring Australia THIS MUCH water!
All the best to our followers in North Queensland; stay safe! Went through cyclones in my time in QLD and know how scary it can be.
@hillcrestella My bet, if the tour continues beyond Moncton, is another European leg.