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Matt: Berlin / Ax: Wollongong / Matkin: Toronto / Chris: NY

The below is an off-site archive of all most tweets posted by @u2gigs ever

September 4th, 2017

@esmie2011 Where Bono (or another band member) inserts part of one song into the performance of another. Like Ruby… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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markpeterboro U2 set list chart after Detroit (34 gigs)
#setlistgeek #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 @u2gigs https://t.co/LXOoLfyvwl

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Jilly_Vanilly71 Watch on #Periscope: U2 DETROIT u2 and Patti Smith @u2gigs pscp.tv/w/bHuC_TFNV0V3…

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@harrykantas @GnoccoFritto By the time they hit Australia… I was 11 and never heard about the tour until much lat… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@GnoccoFritto @harrykantas It’s partly the flaws of that show that make me wish I could’ve been there!

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harrykantas It was almost apparent to the trained eye, as early as Bad, that we weren’t getting Best Thing tonight. Nerves kicked in. Still a good show.

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Here’s our write-up on #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 in Detroit with the full setlist: u2gigs.com/article1220.ht…

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@lorivinton @hjwallace1 I wonder this too. Curfews usually on the hour or half past. Show ended around 20 past, so… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@CovfefeWarrior I thought it was even odds given extensive rehearsals yesterday but also got hint that band maybe n… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@hjwallace1 I seriously can’t believe there wasn’t one more song in the encore.

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Was just about to post this myself. Many thanks, very appreciated! #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 twitter.com/atu2/status/90…

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That’s the end. Not only no Best Thing, but Miss Sarajevo misses its first show of the tour (unless you count Bonnaroo) #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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“Goodnight Detroit. Incredible night, incredible city, thank you.” Is that it? #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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He also fumbled the lines of Hear Us Coming a bit. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Hear Us Coming verse at end of One, after Bono misses cues and says some random exhortations. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@U2ITNOL2UU2 It wasn’t rehearsed yesterday, so doubtful.

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@GnoccoFritto I wish I liked it even a little because I’ve copped it live so many times.

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21. One, as you probably guessed. Starting to wonder if we’re getting Miss Sarajevo or Best Thing at all… #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Speaks of U2 being invested in America’s success, “anything possible when you work together as one”. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Time for long speech before One. Bono talks of America as U2’s second home, “not a country but an idea, a great idea”. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@AntonioMbass Yeah some have been, e.g. Toronto with I Will Follow, London 1 with Don’t Look Back in Anger.

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@JeffReinhart77 Main set seemed pretty on, if by the book. Encore’s looser.

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I really can’t believe they attempted that one on a stadium tour rather than arenas, and in US not Europe. Might’ve… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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GnoccoFritto @u2gigs Put in perspective, this leg of the JT tour is the last time we will hear UV unless the band do an Achtung Baby 30 tour.

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@GnoccoFritto Yeah sorry Matkin’s not holding the fort today!

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@GnoccoFritto …you probably don’t want my (Ax) opinion on that.

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Bono definitely seemed to lose his place at the end of MWays there. He’s a little rusty after a month off! #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@sb_wreeldeal And I’m definitely the whitest of the white.

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20. Ultra Violet, preceded by Bono’s women’s rights speech. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Bono’s speaking the “educate my mind” lines from Elevation after M Ways. Might hold off on calling that a snippet. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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The Mysterious Ways slide solo really is a great live moment. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@sb_wreeldeal I had to be drunk to enjoy the first three of those, but at London 2 yes I sure did jump around!

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The Vertigo snippet was Bowie’s Panic in Detroit. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@Maideneer I think it’s one of the weaker tracks from Passengers and felt it was played out live by the end of 360.

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Somebody came by my office at end of Vertigo so I missed the snippet at the end. Who caught it? #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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19. Mysterious Ways, with Miss You snippet at the start. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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So is Miss Sarajevo gone or coming later? I wasn’t a fan of it opening the encore & think it’d work better before One. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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18. Elevation leads into Vertigo #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@sb_wreeldeal Or something from a Motown band? No Motown snippets so far.

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17. Bono’s BDay outro speech about “human rights drowning out human wrongs” leads to Elevation #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@carynrose Yeah. That long intro for BD works at the start of the encore but felt like a bit of a funny interlude later on.

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TyTy1124 @u2gigs Reminds me of South Bend ’01, where he opened with it and shouted the first 2 lines about 20 times before the band was ready

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@atu2 Yeah I don’t blame you, it was a pretty safe bet!

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Bono snippets Patti Smith’s People Have the Power - which she sang during the intro of Mothers. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@TyTy1124 Apart from some shuffling of the order, no. I don’t expect any extra songs other than Best Thing and maaaaybe Blackout.

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@carynrose I never really liked it as an encore opener. It appeared later in encores earlier in the tour so might just be moved again…

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Bono sang the first line way too early, haha. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@atu2 I thought you were getting a little over-confident announcing it ahead of time. ;)

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16. Encore does not begin with Miss Sarajevo, the standard opener in Europe. No, it starts with Beautiful Day. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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I’m putting the odds of Best Thing at roughly even, and Blackout as very unlikely. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Bono thanks and praises Patti, and the band take their break. Will they return with a new song in the encore? #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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The main set ends with Patti singing a couple of lines from Mothers without accompaniment. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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carynrose PATTI IS HERE!!!!!!!! https://t.co/a0aibWNAvQ

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@Cloverground I really don’t think he’s getting at the Clash. Sorry.

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@Cloverground It’s a quote from a book! And we’ve always logged books/poems/any reference to anything published. A… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Patti previously joined U2 for Mothers in Paris: u2gigs.com/show2009.html #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Patti Smith is joining U2 on stage for Mothers of the Disappeared. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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15. Mothers of the Disappeared #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Exit has snippets of Wise Blood and Eeny Meeny Miny Moe. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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U2, I swear to god if you don’t keep Exit around in the future, I WILL HAVE A FEW STERN WORDS WITH YOU. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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14. No other song this tour can top this one: Exit. This is a live monster. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@hailvictors4 The best five minutes of U2 ever are One Tree Hill on 26 December 1989. Nothing else close.

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@sb_wreeldeal One Tree Hill and my grandfather for me. He survived a railway disaster in NZ on a rainy night so it really fits.

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13. The best song on the Joshua Tree #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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He talks about when you lose somebody suddenly, not getting to say what you wanted to them. Dedicates to Rob from a family he met that day.

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Bono: “in our hearts the Joshua Tree album will always be attached to a Kiwi comrade, Greg Carroll”. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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“The melting pot can go wrong” jokes Bono about the harmonica, which will “now murdered by the Irish in Detroit”. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Now for the usual speech about America as a sanctuary for the Irish over hundreds of years… #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@TyTy1124 Now if I say “by this time next year I’ll have heard Heartland live”, will that make it happen?

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@TyTy1124 I’m sure Matkin will do it next time he covers a show!

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@GnoccoFritto Yeah I do wish it were done a bit differently, a rare U2 song not as good live as studio. *cough*likePride*cough*

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11. In God’s Country; “some songs change their meaning over time; this one hasn’t”. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Bono: “Detroit! Light’s not going down here! Welcome to side 2 of the Joshua Tree cassette.” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@TyTy1124 Haha, I actually very nearly did modify Red Hill Mining Town but wasn’t sure if people were a bit tired of the gag.

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If you’d told me (Ax) this time last year that I’d have heard Red Hill Mining Town live, I wouldn’t have believed you. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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The America snippetry is back in force, now with the West Side Story song of that name in Bullet. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@k_now_waite I thiiiink you’re forgetting a certain show in LA.

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@corianderstem @sb_wreeldeal Hahaha. OK, for you, I’ll give it a play after the gig.

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@jrodconcerts @carynrose @atu2comSherry They prank-called a Republican President from stage every night in 1992! No… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@sb_wreeldeal @corianderstem Only so much time in my day, and I prefer to keep up with bands likely to tour (in sma… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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If you were hoping for Shine Like Stars, like I was, you’re out of luck. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@sb_wreeldeal @corianderstem I have no particular desire to listen to Simon & Garfunkel, or frankly anything that o… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@corianderstem The snippet should work well in Bad though! America doesn’t. I dislike the Rolling Stones but love t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@jrodconcerts @carynrose @atu2comSherry Not sure what your point is when U2 have been political their whole career… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@corianderstem I’ve never heard the original, but the snippet itself is insipid, it’s more America blather, and it’… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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6. I Still Haven’t Found. Crowd singing along loudly. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@Cloverground Nah, tenuous. He started it one night to reference a tragedy, and it’s a generic phrase suited to suc… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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A very brief “there is no end to love” in Streets. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@sb_wreeldeal I’m no patriotic booster, but my homeland gave women the vote first & pioneered welfare state. When’s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@sb_wreeldeal Without intending offence, I find his enthusiasm for America both baffling and retrograde.

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@carynrose @bethandbono No kidding. A neo-Nazi killed a protester with a car but we need to reach for higher ground… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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5. It’s time for the purpose of this tour: The Joshua Tree. Streets, of course, is first. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@Cloverground I honestly don’t think that’s a snippet. We’re not counting it.

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@sb_wreeldeal Much shorter leg though. Oh god, another month of Bono blabbing about how much he loves the States.

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Bono’s speech in Pride “we’ll find common ground by reaching for higher ground” is unchanged. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@sb_wreeldeal I got well tired of it before the first leg was even halfway through. Heroes was great.

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The Periscope I posted earlier has gone down but this one is live: pscp.tv/w/1mrxmmRNQqDx… #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@GnoccoFritto I’d be sorely tempted by Boy or October to get me some b-sides and other rarities.

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The snippet of Simon & Garfunkel’s America is back in Bad. The European snippetry was better. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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@GnoccoFritto I struggle to say which eighties tour had the best sets. Lovetown is my favourite for variety. But if… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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And on the War Tour, the only shows not closed by 40 were on the December 1982 “pre-tour” leg.

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The only tour to ever have just one closer is UF. Every show ended w/ 40, unless you count Live Aid ending w/ Bad as part of the tour.

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@sb_wreeldeal I seriously hope for Bad now. I might check out of covering a show if I hear ASOH. Really didn’t thin… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Bono calls Detroit “city of invention, city of reinvention”. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Bono: “thank you for taking the trouble to come out and see us on your holiday weekend.” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Here’s what Bono said about Beck at the start of NYD. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 twitter.com/godgrrl/status…

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New Year’s Day still has the “golden age” verse, which has only ever been sung live on this tour, never before. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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And Elevation opened every Elevation Tour show but one. First gig of that third leg began with Beautiful Day: u2gigs.com/show1180.html

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I should qualify ZooTV by noting that the public Hershey rehearsal began with Sunday Bloody Sunday. u2gigs.com/show609.html

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Tours with just one opening song: ZooTV (Zoo Station), Pop (Mofo), IE (The Miracle), and so far #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 with SBS.

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My stream just buffered a little but it sounded like Bono thanked support act Beck over the NYD intro. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Bono leads the crowd in the usual “no more!” chant in SBS. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Here’s our mainpage article that will have the full #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 Detroit set as it happens: u2gigs.com/article1220.ht…

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1. The third leg begins with the only opener this tour has known, Sunday Bloody Sunday #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Finally! Here we go, intro music - it’s still The Whole of the Moon by The Waterboys. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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I hope you’re enjoying twiddling your thumbs waiting for U2. Hope Best Thing debuts tonight, but my guess is it will a couple of gigs later.

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Here’s a Periscope feed for those of you who want one: pscp.tv/w/1nAJEeRMVLkJ… #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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U2 are not on yet but they should be any moment now. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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This Mixlr by @jamesamurray is live at the moment: mixlr.com/jim-murray/

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Jilly_Vanilly71 Beck Blue Moon; opening for the lads from Ireland @beck @u2 @u2gigs https://t.co/n0lWabgjjQ

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Mixlr tonight from @SilRigote will be at mixlr.com/sil-rigote--2/ but she reports poor signal at the venue. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

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Hi folks, Ax here for night one of the third leg of #U2TheJoshuaTree2017. The band should be on stage in Detroit in 20-30 minutes.

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justingagliano @u2gigs @u2songs i somehow got in the venue for the rehearsal of the new song, this was around 8:30, bono wasnt the… https://t.co/hiof8vQ4lf

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