@WTSHNN Woops, you are quite correct. I’ve amended the article!
atu2 Housekeeping note: The “La Vie En Rose” snippet tonight was clearly at the start of With Or Without You, after Beautiful Day had ended.
@rebecca_vincent Think pic of at least 1 was shown on screen. I’m sure there’ll be videos soon on YouTube.
@rebecca_vincent I can’t recall exactly what he said now, but it was in broader context of imprisonment of Amnesty Int’l members.
@bjornlodd It plays on the Buddhist idea of being at one with everything natural in the world.
@Brad_Schauer Bono, not content with mangling lyrics, is now mangling jokes.
@thescreendoor Bad? No. I’d def take Bullet over One or ISHFWILF, but then I would take five minutes of silence over them. /Ax’s-U2-heresy
I’d just like to close tonight’s coverage by saying thanks to @u2wanderer for an excellent Mixlr stream!
@Robbie_J Wow, 18 years ago now, time flies. Can’t believe U2 have only been to Manitoba twice, 1997 and 2011.
Literally none of the setlists from any of U2’s six concerts in Canada on the Boy Tour are known. That’s a shame.
@k_now_waite Hmm. Perhaps a mangled version! Will have to check this after the show. Thanks!
@ryannichols7 I’ll take this show over Denver 2 on the basis of Electric Co. But yeah.
@blue_gaze He’s snippeted it once before, at the end of Sometimes You Can’t Make It on 2006-12-09 in Hawaii.
@erikmissio Wish it had been Rain - I enjoy the ramshackle versions of it U2 have played in the past.
@erikmissio Definitely wasn’t Rain.
@thescreendoor I’d say it’s sounding pretty fresh this tour after missing 360. Much better than those awful Vertigo Tour versions anyway.
Bono changes post-Bullet schtick to “don’t shoot, I’m a Canadian!… America’s not a country, it’s an idea, and the French invented it!” #U2
@_aihsila This was its third performance after LA 5 and Denver 2.
@KevinMFeeney However did you guess!
@EveryBrokenWave Yeah fair enough. But one less person to shoot the shit with and keep me entertained when they do Elevation/Stuck!
@EveryBrokenWave Oh no I’ll miss you being around! :(
@KevinMFeeney May 05 was peak of my fandom so oh god I must’ve been unbearable to people around me when they did TEC, An CatDubh, WGRYWH etc
@sb_wreeldeal Thereabouts, yeah.
@EveryBrokenWave Haha, I just looked it up - weird!
@_aihsila I’ve spent a loooot of time in the depths of our database over the years!
@KevinMFeeney Nope. Electric Co was dropped after one bad crowd in Monterrey in Feb 06. Lucky I went to Boston May 05 too!
@atu2 I’m chuffed I managed to remember it, thanks to its appearances in UTEOTW on 360.
@sb_wreeldeal I keep hoping…
@atu2comSherry Here’s a craaaazy guess: Vertigo somewhere in the main set.
@Rlabs19 I hope so! Imagine if there’s more variation it’ll be nights 3-4 though.
@thom2805 Yep, and they manage to communicate more than most bands with vocalists.
Also, last night here in Melbourne I saw an epic gig by Sleepmakeswaves. If you like heavy, evocative instrumentals, do NOT miss them.