@markpeterboro Please do!
@Lunnzies Yeah camera phones and point and shoots are fine; pro cameras (i.e. SLRs) are a no-go.
@joej2012 Agreed. I wish they’d go seamlessly from COBL to the Mother & Child Reunion snippet, and do the speech after Streets.
@markpeterboro Oh wow this is excellent!
But don’t worry, we’ll keep hassling you w/ live sets & stats for rest of North American leg, e.g. Phoenix 1 had 400th performance of BDay.
I (Ax) also want to add my thanks to Stefan & Frank for amazing videos. Can’t wait for the shows they & Matt will film in Europe! #U2ieTour
A big thank you to Stefan & Frank for all the great videos! We’ll be all back for the European shows later this year. Matt
@honey_child Who on earth hated HMTMKMKM? That was one of the best songs. So relieved when it replaced UV.
@honey_child And I don’t think I was very secretive with my hate of In a Little While on 360!
@honey_child I (Ax) no big fan of Angel of Harlem but in Paris sang it very loudly to get rid of someone hogging my personal space. Worked!
@SirEdwardGrey It was People Have The Power by Patti Smith.
@sb_wreeldeal Beach Sequence is stunning. Would love to hear Beach Sequence/NYD. Also love Slug, One Minute Warning, Always Forever Now.
@jeffsilveira75 Many would disagree with you. U2 have longstanding ties to Ireland’s gay community - Twilight, One, etc.
@honey_child I (Chris) was lucky enough to see Zooropa in Philly on 360. Miss S-Zoo-COBL was the highlight of my night.
@iammarsgirl I (Chris) love the new modified chorus! I’m hoping to hear it at least once in NYC.
@honey_child I’m still bummed out they didn’t debut Zooropa until 2011. I would’ve loved to have heard it. Top ten song for me.
@kbdaenlle Nope. No NYD yet.
@iammarsgirl I love Miracle Drug!!! So much so. It’s so beautiful. But COBL is a top-2 U2 song for me.
@sb_wreeldeal I actually might be COBL’s biggest fan
@toolz2112 First half was pretty tense but yeah I’m glad to see us pull ahead - especially since my Mum’s a Brisbane fan haha.
Hope everyone is enjoying the gig so far! Nice to see Miracle Drug back, but I hate seeing it replace COBL.
Chris here, very upset I can no longer say I saw the only recorded snippet of One ever!
@toolz2112 Collingwood? Collingwood?! I suppose we all have our shortcomings… ;)
Encore break: chance to play closer attention to Essendon vs Brisbane. Because you all care about my footy team’s fortunes.
@sb_wreeldeal Haha. Yeah I was worried Stuck would be a regular this tour after its promo appearances. Relieved no sign of it yet.
@honey_child Let’s call it our combined influence! I wish we’d got AIWIY in Melbourne instead of Stuck ugghhh.
@sb_wreeldeal I’ve heard Gloria and Scarlet, but never got anything from Pop live.
@sb_wreeldeal Nice! It always comes back into the set right after I see them.
@sb_wreeldeal Matt’s going to heaps in Europe, Chris is going to a few in NYC, I (Ax) am not going to any yet. Hoping for Aussie leg.
@honey_child Nah, they played it because my 360 run of shows was over, and AIWIY is avoiding me. ;)
As for One Tree Hill and 11 O’clock Tick Tock, they’re personal favourites. I took sign for Womanfish because funny: https://www.youtube.com/…
People think Party Girl has been done every tour since its debut but it missed Popmart. Yet to appear on #U2ieTour too.
I tried Slow Dancing on Vertigo in hope of maintaining its record of only b-side played on every tour since its debut. Didn’t work!
OK, have you taken a sign requesting a song to a #U2 gig? I’ve tried One Tree Hill, 11 O’clock Tick Tock, Slow Dancing, and Womanfish.
@sb_wreeldeal At another show I had a sign for 11 O’clock Tick Tock. Edge smiled but shook his head. Damnit.
@drcfire Edge saw it and smirked.
@drcfire I’d looove even just a snippet, yeah. I once tried to get a Womanfish snippet by taking a sign with some of the lyrics haha.
@Robbie_J Yeah there was Edge’s heartfelt solo version on Popmart.
@drcfire Love the stream-of-consciousness lyrics over the post-punk intensity of the music. Really underrated.
@iAMFunk21 Haha yeah I guess those weren’t lyrics books then!
WTSHNN He just threw a book into the crowd
Seems people are divided evenly on new SBS, judging by replies. I’m definitely glad they’ve redone it - would’ve been stale otherwise. #U2
@drcfire Glad I’m not the only one to rate Treasure so highly!
@BeeZee05 That would be Wrong For Someone.
Any other Aussies trying to follow the Essendon vs Brisbane game as well as this show? Carn the Bombers! (This is awkward multitasking.)
We’ve done that before - with the same song! Larry started Gloria at a 1984 show when the rest of the band did OOC: http://www.u2gigs.com/sh…
OK, that was definitely Larry playing Vertigo’s drum intro a song early at the start of OOC, so I’m putting that in the set as a snippet.
@IgnacioAylwin Yep, slightly longer variation of same story.
@ryannichols7 It was amazing. Another band did Pictures Of You shoegaze-style and it was equally transcendent.
@ryannichols7 Acrobat would sound incredible covered Medicine-style. Now, Shot Forth Self Living, there’s a great fucking album.
@ryannichols7 So if Plainsong can be made to have epic layers, I think ASOH, ISS, etc. could work really well.
@ryannichols7 I went to a great shoegaze festival earlier this month and one band did an incredible cover of The Cure’s Plainsong.
@ryannichols7 Hmm, most shoegaze… I think you could make some amazing ‘gazy covers of UF era songs. But IGC would work!
@jay2bell And I’d make enough noise that U2 would think all 20,000 know it.
@Maideneer Make this happen!
@atu2comSherry How about both! And some other gems starting with A. An Cat Dubh. Another Time Another Place. A Celebration.
@AnalogMeat I honestly think it would’ve already been played in the Sweetest Thing/WLCTT slot had BB’s death not prompted WLCTT’s return.
@AnalogMeat Yeah I’ve been waiting for that to show up after it was rehearsed fairly extensively.
@johnnyo217 I’d love to hear it done with its full JT/Lovetown energy too. Great, quick, punchy track. Surprised it’s been so underplayed.
@SirEdwardGrey I’m hoping The Troubles returns tonight. Still surprised California wasn’t done in San Jose; surely will in LA.
@jay2bell It hasn’t been performed outside of Spain since 1987.
@jay2bell No, though I expect it will be played in Barcelona on the 2nd leg.
@thom2805 No. It used to be, but formally ceased to be a member of the Commonwealth in April 1949.
@misskubelik The problem with that is then we wouldn’t have Periscope feeds or nice videos afterwards!
@johnnyo217 That’s correct; the three Elevation performances were acoustic.
@adammajorcsik I fully expect something from NLOTH during the LA run. Probably Moment of Surrender, given Bono’s recent snippeting of it.