@gilson_jr_ Yeah but what if this requires me to descend into hell for a bottle of milk.
(HELL YES I WORKED THAT INTO A PUN.)
Bono thanks the band, their crew, Beck, etc. That’s it for the night. MWays dropped for Best Thing, no other changes. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
@gilson_jr_ But I still haven’t found the puns I’m looking for.
Wow, this Drowning Man snippet is quite long. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Snippet of Native Son is around the minute mark. twitter.com/agustwo/status…
DROWNING MAN SNIPPET! #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
@gilson_jr_ It seems you desire them.
It ended a couple of minutes ago, but yes, seconded! It was very good. twitter.com/mtboftx/status…
@Softball477Marc Best Thing, like Boots, sounds like 3-4 different songs copy and pasted together awkwardly. That’s the comparison.
@gilson_jr_ These puns could get out of control…
21. I don’t have a pun for One, sorry. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono: “thank you for listening to 4 Irishmen, especially me, sounding off about your country” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
@Softball477Marc It’s at least cohesive and got some energy. Best Thing is a clumsy mess like Boots was. Terrible single choice.
@gilson_jr_ Actually this is all Ax! Joined, of course, by my friend Shamu the Mysterious Whale.
@GnoccoFritto I do agree there. Boots, what a mess. Best Thing at least doesn’t have “sexy boots” or the submarine/gasoline line.
@Softball477Marc Good lord no.
Did you know Edge once snippeted Native Son, the early version of Vertigo? u2gigs.com/Native_Son-s73…
20. Ultra Violet (Light My Ray) #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
He told his wife, who laughed and said she wasn’t leaving him, he wasn’t leaving her, and even if he tried he wouldn’t find the door.
Bono describes The Best Thing is about a nightmare where he woke up in a strange house & his wife & kids left him - or he left them.
Bono asks the crowd if The Best Thing sounded alright. “We don’t wanna over-rehearse it, do we Edge?” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
At least The Best Thing sounds a little more organic live. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
@themadirishman3 Personally I rate it as far, far better than Vertigo’s studio version.
19. YOU’RE THE BEST THING ABOUT ME, second ever live performance, first after Fallon’s show #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono: “we’d like to do a song we’ve never played in front of our audience before” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono: “For those of you who haven’t heard The Dalton Brothers, you’re not missing anything, but we looked great! Especially Betty Dalton.”
Bono: “Indianapolis has been the scene of some special debuts.” Here it coooomes… #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Vertigo has a snippet of It’s Only Rock & Roll. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
If you prefer Native Son, perhaps it’s VertiNO.
18. Vertigoo. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
@gilson_jr_ I’ve got an old favourite up my sleeve if MW stays in the set.
@AntonioMbass I’m frankly surprised they haven’t included that in the set somewhere.
@gilson_jr_ I hope you’re happy with what I just posted then!
17. Eelevation #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Beautiful Day has a snippet of Bowie’s Starman. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
After Matkin’s little intervention to add all of JT after just ISHFWILF, I can now go back to adding songs to the database!
16. Beautiful Day opens the encore #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Alas, it’s the encore break. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
That’s the end of Mothers of the Disappeared—come on do Luccile now! #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
15. Mothers of the Disappeared #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Exit has its usual snippets of Wise Blood and Eeny Meeny Miny Moe. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
14. Walter Trump introduces Exit #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
13. One Tree Hill #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono’s talking to somebody in the crowd who was there in 1987. “Were you changed by the experience of the Dalton Brothers?”
I vote for an impromptu Lucille after Mothers of the Disappeared. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono: “Happy anniversary to the Dalton Brothers”! He then tries to remember each band member’s Dalton name. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
12. Trip Through Your Wires #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono: “we [the Irish] are the original Dreamers … America was built for dreamers, by dreamers”. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono’s reciting the “every day the dreamers die to see what’s on the other side” verse a cappella after IGC. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
@atu2comSherry Hahaha. Has he said CD? I hope he has said CD. “Welcome to side 2 of the MP3 digital album.”
11. In Cod’s Gountry. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono remarks there “might be a few scratches” to side 2 of the Joshua Tree vinyl. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
10. Red Hill Mining Town is hangin’ on to its usual album spot. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
9. RTSS: Running to The usual Setlist Spot. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
America (West Side Story) snippet in Bullet too. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
@Dreams_Out_Loud Ah hell did I just jinx it?
For your next challenge, Bono, try snippeting the whole War album.
“Suit and tie comes up to me…” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bullet has a snippet of Edwin Starr’s song War over the first solo. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
8. Bullet the Blue Sky, because as Matkin’s mainpage setlist indicates, what else would it be! #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
(I don’t think he’s noticed yet. Have any of you?) #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
7. With or Without You #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Ok, let’s see how mad he gets… =P #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
6. I Still Haven’t Found. And there was a California snippet in Streets. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
5. The Joshua Tree is starting: Where the Streets Have No Name #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono references RFK’s famous speech in Indianapolis made on the day of MLK’s death. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono starts his Pride speech, then pauses and does another “oh oh oh”. Lose your place there, mate? #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Just read that some sick bastards evacuated Florida coast but tied their dogs to trees outside instead of taking them. Folks, don’t do that.
4. Pride #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bad has its usual snippet of Simon & Garfunkel’s America. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono, you can stop talking over the intro of Bad now. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Bono: at start of Bad: “Thank you for coming out to see us… whether you crossed the street, the river, or the state to get here.”
Menacing Day #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
I (Ax) am writing our mainpage article for today’s gig right now & only just caught a mistake: “the Dalton Braltons”. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
This is only U2’s sixth concert in Indiana. 5th in Indianapolis. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
1. Sunday Bloody Sunday, which will probably open every show this tour at the current rate. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Besides whether Best Thing actually gets played, surely tonight’s big question is if Matkin has some good song title puns for us.
Actually I meant for it to fit in between! And I would make a snarky comment about UV here but I do prefer it to Be… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Just about go-time, folks. Whole of the Moon is playing over the PA. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Just realized that the reason Ax said Best Thing would be good after MW is cause then it’d replace UV. Sneaky, Ax! Matkin.