Top Gear used U2 yet again in tonight’s show. Daddy’s Gonna Pay, Acrobat, and Do You Feel Loved have all been used now. Get Bono in the Kia!
So apparently the guy who got up to play AIWIY at #U2360NAS was blind. Why didn’t I use my cane to get on stage in Melbourne and play 11OTT!
@u2_news Actually, the Denver rehearsal is in Various Dates already and isn’t inflating the U2gigs count.
He’s correct too! (The count on U2gigs would say 101, but that includes Barca dress rehearsal which I’ll move to Various Dates soon.)
@wxander (And obviously a sarcastic idea totally rigged in my favour, hehehe.)
@wxander …make tickets linked to U2 knowledge, so the diehards get in and the industry people who know nothing fail to qualify. ;)
@wxander Oh I’m not saying it should happen, but in a dreamworld …! Of course, as I often sarcastically suggest, you could…
@comay Still surprised they gave up on some of them so quickly. Maybe if this had been an arena tour…
@wxander Now if they played small clubs in Melbourne, I could probably work a few connections to get in. Friends of friends in bands FTW.
@wxander It seemed to work in 2005 when The Electric Co. went down a treat and Boy’s sales went up. Not so much this tour it seems.
@wxander If I had my way, U2 would play in 300-capacity clubs to people who sing along to Luminous Times and Boy/Girl, heh.
@wxander But this is just starting to feed into my hate of stadium gigs and all the barely-even-casual fans who rock up.
@wxander Yeah, it was really weird, who knew so much could change in 4 years. Person beside me night 1 had no idea what IWF was either, ugh.
@wxander Striking to compare Melbourne 2006 to 2010. 2006? Bad got HUGE reaction. Last year? Lots of people looked lost. Same venue too.
@wxander I was very glad when Pride dropped out of set. Wish they’d do Bad instead, but that’s had some disturbingly weak crowd reactions.
@StephFerry I def think JT would be better represented by Bullet than ISHFWILF being trotted out yet again. Bullet —> Exit would rule.
@wxander And why would we want to hear anything from Pop? Sigh.
@StephFerry Honestly, I think Bullet needed a rest, just because they seemed to have lost passion for it in 05. Hope it’s back next tour.
@CharlieAscarate Yeah, I miss the old SBS reprise. They’ve done that periodically over various tours, but not at all this tour.
@U2Nurse Well, it doesn’t help that I (Ax) don’t know the song. Glad to know other people are out there to spot these things! Thanks!
@StephFerry Of the 3 of us, Matkin was the only one to catch a North American show (Toronto). Matt & Ax caught almost all ’09 European show.
Okay, my audio seems to be lagging a minute or two behind for me. Question from my girlfriend on Skype: ok, did i hear 1, 2, 6, 14? SIX?!
@mduchek As far as I’m aware, Comedy never got rehearsed. Never in Barca or any soundchecks anyway.
@StephFerry What about NLOTH the song? That dominated in Europe in 2009.
@dte421 Heh, fair enough, though I consider playing for TV to count as playing for an audience too, just in a different way.
Just imagine the snip outro of BDay leading into the (original) Magnif intro, then big Magnif ending leading into Pride’s 1st notes. Nice.
I (Ax) really think Magnificent would be better between BDay & Pride than Elevation is. But it seems dead like most NLOTH songs. #U2360NAS
@dte421 It counts just as much as any other performance for TV counts. Honestly it prob counts more than taped/mimed Top Of The Pops gigs!
@atu2 It was ninth last time out too
@Drea104 It wasn’t even half the lyrics by my reckoning (Ax).
The Wanderer HAS been played live before, 2005-11-02. http://www.u2gigs.com/sh…
@Silvox Not the debut. The Wanderer was played live in 2005 for a TV show tribute to Johnny Cash.
I want to see The Wanderer again after this concert finishes. The Wanderer has never ever appeared at an actual U2 concert before
Sorry but The Wanderer will only be counted as a snip. To be listed sep, it has to be an independent performance. That was dependent on ISHF
RT @atu2comSherry: Question for the show followers - does Wanderer count as a separate song as it was 2 verses and 2 choruses?
Like Matkin, I (Ax) really miss AIWIY in this slot. Wonder if it will return at Montreal 2?
@sirens_wail Yes, though not since The Unforgettable Fire tour
I hope Ax caught that snippet (if it was one), I’ve only got one ear on the feed - the other is trained on the 1971 film Le Mans #U2360NAS
@atu2comSherry If UV makes it into the set, you can pretend you said that rather than EBTTRT. ;)
@sirens_wail I recommend checking out the performance of Wire on 1985-03-21, Chicago.
I (Ax) think the rare few times U2 got full band SATS to work early on Popmart, it was better than studio version. Acoustic SATS = no thanks
(Though before Ac gets the chance to jump in, full band Staring at the Sun was attempted - and failed - many times early on in PopMart)
The best answer? RT @ST_U2 full band Staring at the Sun (lol)
Red Hill Mining Town and Promenade are two surprisingly popular choices! And Heartland is also much desired. My own vote? Drowning Man!
I was expecting 90% of the answers to be Acrobat, but a surprising number of people have voted otherwise.
You’ve probably heard the snippet many times yourself; it’s on the Vertigo Tour DVD ;-)
To answer Matkin’s question, one of my (Ax) favourite three U2 songs is Heartland. Would love them to play it someday.
If U2 were to debut a never played song - WILATW, Heartland, Drowning Man etc - and asked you which they should play, what would you suggest
They were brief Miami snips in EBTTRT and HMTMKMKM; All You Need Is Love in Streets; Where Have All The Flowers Gone? in UTEOTW. #U2360MIA
Happy Canada Day to all of our Canuck followers. 144 years old, eh!
@davidguarino Yes, I think so.
@pvree We will see :-) I better collect tweets for more than just one tag :-)
@RomiTheWriter Good point … maybe it does not really matter as no more tweets for Chile can be expected by now :)
@wxander Were have you seen the tag on u2.com?
Any Twitter hashtag suggestions for Chicago? #u2360chi was already used in Chile a few months ago.
(And of course the Discothèque snip which was already noted in the set. #U2360MIA)
Still waiting for confirmation re: whether #U2360MIA got a Miami snippet or not…
Snips via @thephonebox: Blondie’s Atomic in MWays, Melbourne 2010-12-03; The Champs’ Tequila in Boots, Mexico City 2011-05-11.
@Galeongirl Bono and Edge NS, not full band.
This is Ax, signing off. See you folks in a few days for U2’s first gig in Nashville since the October Tour in 1981! #U2360MIA
23rd is With Or Without You. 24th and presumably last is Moment Of Surrender. #U2360MIA
First song of the second encore, 22nd song of the night, is Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me. #U2360MIA
@llootsteen39 Apparently they thought it was incomplete, esp. lyrically, which is why it was dropped last year and not rehearsed this year.
Snip of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? leads into 21st song, Streets. #U2360MIA
First song of the encore, 20th of the night, is One. #U2360MIA
@Colpophage Won’t be shocked if it was the end-of-Vertigo snippet.
18th is Scarlet, leading into 19th, Walk On. #U2360MIA
@llootsteen39 A bit disappointed, but was kind of expecting them to not do it. Wonder if it would’ve gone down better with crowd than Boots!
Guess we’ll be waiting for YouTube/bootlegs to pick up the snippets for this gig. #U2360MIA
No news on snippets unfortunately. 17th song of the night is Sunday Bloody Sunday. #U2360MIA
16th is Crazy Tonight. #U2360MIA
Vertigo is 15th. #U2360MIA
@swmrnbk I think it’ll stay in the set to the end of the tour now. Not sure who’ll be covering that gig yet!
@ritababy Glorious winter day here, sunny and crisp! Kind of wish I was outside really.
14th is City Of Blinding Lights. #U2360MIA
@ZooPony Bono introduced it as such, according to a tweet from the venue.
@ritababy Ax today!
13th is Zooropa. #U2360MIA
12th is Miss Sarajevo. #U2360MIA
Damn, that stream was shortlived! #U2360MIA
11th is Pride. #U2360MIA
By the way, looks like North Star was probably just the Bono and Edge version. #U2360MIA
@funk_chsxc12 It’s not on the soundtrack, just in the movie.
Tenth is Elevation. #U2360MIA
Looks like North Star replaced Stay - Beautiful Day is up next in ninth. #U2360MIA
@Matt_Cermak I think the band view the current set as enough of a change from 2009. EBTTRT, The Fly, HMTMKMKM, Zooropa, etc.
And yes, North Star is being played because of Transformers. No word yet re: whether full band or still just Bono & Edge. #U2360MIA
This is the first North Star since 10 April in Sao Paulo, and the first in North America. #U2360MIA
North Star!! #U2360MIA
Seventh is Still Haven’t Found, following speechifying. #U2360MIA
Reckon we aren’t going to see much setlist variety for the rest of the tour. Wonder if AIWIY will at least return & replace ISHF. #U2360MIA
@aguilarwalle Those stats were including the 1993 (Zooropa) legs.