Thanks for your company today. See you in a couple of days for U2’s first gig in New Orleans since Popmart 1997!
@Maideneer If it was a straight-up audio version of the movie I’d rate it higher. Movie is paced far better than the album.
@GnoccoFritto Plus, opening the encore is the only position where that new extended intro to BDay actually works.
@GnoccoFritto I’m with you here. Especially as an encore opener, it tanked.
@auricursine It was always canned Pavarotti this year. By the end of the European leg he was talking over it every night too.
Yeah that seems gone for good at this stage, doesn’t it? I wonder if it’ll return for the multiple-night stands in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
That’s all. Thanks to the various Periscopers! Same set as Indy, but Best Thing & Vertigo swapped order. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono: “thank you, what an absolutely extraordinary night” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Much shorter than the one two nights ago in Indianapolis… #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
It’s the Drowning Man snippet! #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Will we get that great Drowning Man snippet at the end of One again tonight, or will Hear Us Coming return? #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
I’m a little disappointed they felt they had to drop MW to fit in Best Thing. The show is not that long, plenty of time for one extra track.
21. One #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
@AntonioMbass I’m trying to throw my arms around bad songs, so I an carry them to the bin.
And there’s Ax’s controversial opinion for the day, hope you enjoyed.
More like worst. Can’t believe I’ve sat through 11 bloody performances of this bore. Acrobat, The Fly, and Love Is… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
20. Ultra Violet #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
“You’re the Best Thing About Me sounded great, great” Bono tells the audience. “You all remind your local radios.” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Vertigo ends with snippets of Rebel Rebel and It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
I’d say Elev-Vertigo-Best Thing in Indy definitely made more sense than tonight’s Elev-Best Thing-Vertigo. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Did he have a Twitter handle? I can’t recall. But that was a very good ‘Scope indeed. twitter.com/hangingoninqui…
@GnoccoFritto You keep telling yourself that. ;)
19. Now we’re at a place called Vertigo, a song later than usual #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
@GnoccoFritto Boooooo shit sports.
Cricket, rugby, and Aussie Rules 4 lyfe.
18. You’re the Best Thing About Me, in the spot usually occupied by Vertigo #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono asks the crowd if they’d like to hear The Best Thing. “We’ve played it once before.” No, twice! Fallon and Indy. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
17. Elevation #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Starman snippet in Beautiful Day #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
16. Beautiful Day opens the encore #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Encore break time. If you didn’t look at the spoiler setlist, you’re probably wondering if The Best Thing sticks around #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono: “Thank you for making these songs large enough for us to live in, and on.” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
15. Mothers of the Disappeared #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
@AdamsKimono May I recommend a kaitaka paepaeroa?
Usual snippets of Wise Blood and Eeny Meeny in Exit. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
14. Heeeere it comes: Exit. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Maungakiekie translates to mountain (maunga) of the kiekie vine, which is native to New Zealand.
13. It’s Māori Language Week, so let’s give this its proper name: Maungakiekie. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
@HerzensSonne22 Yeah, my stream must’ve just glitched, didn’t hear it at all. (Quip - remark, perhaps humorous)
1. Bono Talks / SBS (snippet) / NYD (snippet) / Bad (snippet) / America (snippet) … twitter.com/U2start/status…
@godgrrl Yeah what was that about!
As well as Bono’s “the Irish were the original Dreamers” speech, his gags about harmonicas… twitter.com/U2start/status…
Huh, my stream must’ve glitched without me noticing. Sounded like he went straight from end of RHMT to IGC speech…. twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@cqleonardo No joke! I’d love to go back and get some more of the pre-Boy setlists…
@dontgoslideaway Yeah, seems odd to break up thsoe two, the transition is working well at the moment.
No “welcome to side 2” quip from Bono tonight! #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
11. In God’s Country. “It’s taken us 30 years to really understand some of these songs—but this one was always clear.” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Though there were probably a handful more performances of Tomorrow at shows in early 1983 for which we do not have setlists.
This is the 39th performance of Red Hill Mining Town, putting it one ahead of Tomorrow and Van Diemen’s Land. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
10. I’m sure you’re all stunned that Red Hill Mining Town is next. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
9. Running to Stand Still
Well folks, looks like you’ve got me for the rest of the show rather than Matkin. I’m sure he apologises to you all… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Bullet also has a little bit of America from West Side Story, as usual. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
@atu2 I didn’t catch that one, just War…?
Bullet has a snippet of War, the Edwin Starr song, not the U2 album. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Can I leave the write-up and updates to you Ax? Really struggling here!
With or Without You #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
@fguise I’d expect it at least once. Maybe rotated with Little Things.
@EveryBrokenWave I saw that and chuckled!
@fguise Safe bet they’ll be playing it at some shows. Whether they will rotate new songs between gigs remains to be seen…
Matkin’s lucky I just finished my lunch or I might’ve spat some food on my screen. Oh Ted you sly dog, you’ve one h… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
“Is there such a thing as Kansasians?” Bono asks. “Well, you’re all Kickassians.” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
I try to play it safe, Ax. If you want risque, try Ted Cruz’s Twitter likes!
Ooo, just noticed that Edge sings the California snippet alongside Bono. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
California snippet in Streets. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
What. puttimg all of JT into the database straight away? Yeah, that’s an even safer bet than Bono giving a long spe… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
(Not really) #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
The next day in Jefferson City I discovered how poor my knowledge of fl oz is (relative to ml) and got rather sozzled at a pub. Good times.
Ax, I’m doing it again! #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
I (Ax) visited Kansas City in March. Had no expectations at all. Really loved it, had a great day there.
Streets sprouts from the ground. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Welcome Ax! Hoping you stick around given my typical Periscope problems! #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Hey folks, keep on scrolling past this tweet if you don’t want to see the rest of the planned setlist……. twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Pride is fourth on this stuttery stream. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Hi folks, Ax here. Somebody in a nearby apartment is cranking a Spotify playlist and The Best Thing just came on.
No, I am not counting that as a Drowning Man snippet. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bad is third. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Menacing Day is second. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Trivia: I Will Follow has been played at all 14 previous Missouri concerts. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Sunday Bloody Sunday opens. Is Ax around? #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
To mark Ted Cruz’s news day, tonight’s performance of Elevation should include a snippet of Babyface. Also M. Jackson’s Beat It. #NotSorry