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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

May 29th, 2018

On I+E, our feed filled up daily with people wanting to hear Crystal Ballroom. I’m surprised that so far on E+I alm… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@corianderstem I KNOW RIGHT? I’m already losing my hair! These gosh darn young-un’s don’t know how good they got it… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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writergeek313 @cucurucha @u2gigs The entitlement among some fans seems especially bad this tour. It’s sad when we stop and realiz… https://t.co/QWJZhed9MT

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:45 PM, May 29th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

u2songs The Evolution of an Intermission: u2songs.com/news/the_evolu… (Little tweaks have been made to the #U2eiTOUR intermissi… https://t.co/XZyd7AMgae

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:35 PM, May 29th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

BriannAtl35 @atu2 @u2gigs what a great show tonight. A real treat #u2atlanta https://t.co/WDeq3aD55Q

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:21 AM, May 29th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

@rasavbet Ugh, yes, I keep typing Life for some reason.

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@SpgttTartomp No joke, I’ve always thought Bass Trap, perhaps in abbreviated form, would sound cool as part of a la… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@EveryBrokenWave Oh christ, not a clue. I think they abandoned trying it electric by or during June 1997. It was st… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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I hope you enjoyed the snippet facts tonight. Maybe I’ll think of something else cool for the Montreal shows…

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Here is our write-up and the full setlist for the #U2eiTour concert in Atlanta: u2gigs.com/article1287.ht…

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@mysteriousdays Probably not, but I live in hope. That giant American flag isn’t gonna go down too well I bet…

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bethandbono Bono surrounded by the Lights of Home #U2eiTour https://t.co/HW99lG2nG4

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Many many thanks to @JaneAyers20 for a great Mixlr feed tonight! Could not have covered the show without you. #U2eiTour

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Still, with an 8 day gap until Montreal that means that either there will be some significant changes (largely beca… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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markpeterboro U2 Setlist chart after Atlanta / Duluth (13 gigs) #setlistgeek #U2eiTour #U2Atlanta #U2Duluth @u2gigs https://t.co/ZwmsjLRJSR

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Well, that’s it for tonight. Next concert is in… 8 DAYS???? Oh right, that’s mine =P

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BrianovichIV Every time I hear the guitar/bass solo in Gloria, I add “HEY THIS IS RED ROCKS” in my head.

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Rodrivox @u2gigs I miss “I break horses”
“Winter Beats” and “Hearts” are great songs.

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They are now using Noel Gallagher’s What a Beautiful Life before the MRI sequence/Love Is All We Have Left…. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@Cloverground Actually the best U2 closer I’ve ever seen is One Tree Hill with the hill itself visible behind stage… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to Cloverground

24. 13 (There Is a Baker’s Dozen) #U2eiTour

I’m sure the wags out there will suggest this song is a Song for Someo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Bono: “I still feel 11… I’m working on myself, I now feel 13”. #U2eiTour

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@Naomi_U2Sydney I believe in A Celebration, I believe U2 can setlist it for me.

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The sign is also a hint as to what song should close U2 gigs from here to eternity. twitter.com/PBear1979/stat…

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23. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way #U2eiTour

Two snippets to date in this song, both during its live debu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Invisible snippet in One. It has been snippeted almost as much as it has been played: 81 full performances to 52 snippets. #U2eiTour

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Bono: “what more do I want to say?”

Larry should’ve just come in then and cut him off. #U2eiTour

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Bono during his One speech is reminiscing about visiting Atlanta, about approaching Coca-Cola and getting them to c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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22. One opens encore w/ Bono’s intro speech #U2eiTour

Like Beautiful Day & Vertigo earlier tonight, this song is… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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City of Blinding Lights’ outro has the usual string of thank-yous. Time for the encore break with the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@dontgoslideaway The lyrics diverge, and Bono sang the American Soul version of one line rather than XXX. Probably… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Yep, sang “fifty years ago” as the lead in to the April 4 line tonight too after the little speech, should’ve made… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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21. City of Blinding Lights #U2eiTour

Snippets are not too common in this song, but they show up now and again—15… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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bethandbono It’s a beautiful day, even from far away. #U2eiTour https://t.co/n4YX1efB23

 via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 4:03 AM, May 29th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

mysteriousdays oh my stars ???? #AdamClayton #U2 U2eiTour #Chicago https://t.co/BqNsqsFT9o

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:02 AM, May 29th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

20. American Soul #U2eiTour

There has never been a snippet in this song. It has, however, once been a snippet: u2gigs.com/show2138.html

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In comes the taped section by Kendrick Lamar. Bono shouts thanks to him, “Kendrick Lamar, a great American!” #U2eiTour

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Oh good, the backend is all yours so that I can finish getting this snippet info that I should’ve done before the s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Heeeeeeere’s Matkin!

*drops Ax*

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19. Get Out of Your Own Way #U2eiTour

The first ever live performance of this song had a snippet over the intro, a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Bono pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr: “fifty years ago… gave up his life so that we might wake up in this d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Bono during Pride: “this is a time to meditate on the American dream. A dream big enough to fit the whole world! A… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@Rodrivox The few times they actually nailed that full band version are its best ever live performances. Shame it fell apart so often!

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18. Pride #U2eiTour

This is the U2 song for which we have the most performances logged in our database, but it has… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Bono: “sometime in the 90s we released an album called Pop [big cheers], but nothing about it was Pop! But we thoug… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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17. Staring at the Sun #U2eiTour

There have been five snippets in SATS, each done just once. Take, for example, Su… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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u2torrents 2018-05-11 - Las Vegas - Taper : chuckyalden dlvr.it/QVQJHM

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bethandbono Don’t let the bastards grind you down, y’all. #U2eiTour https://t.co/7vitPuMHbo

 via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 3:42 AM, May 29th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

Bono tonight in his Best Thing intro says that “it’s raining here but it’s beautiful, it’s summer rain”. He then ta… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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16. Best Thing #U2eiTour

This song has already got three snippets to its name, all sung over the transition into t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@MarkCDarwin I bloody hate that I was only 2 years old when Lovetown came through Wellington! My uncle went to all… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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15. Acrobat #U2eiTour

No songs have yet been snippeted within this song so new to the live stage, but Bono in his… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@MarkCDarwin Mofo, Streets, 11 O’clock Tick Tock, and Hawkmoon are my contenders. Hard to rank them! But the ethere… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@U2start Bono badly needs to snippet it again! Other songs have sounded very very cool there, but none have been as at home as SFB.

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@stevovertigo So glad I got to hear it live in Boston 2005

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@MarkCDarwin I might even vote it U2’s best live opener ever.

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Here is the footage of Desire from that Sydney show on 18 November 1989. Edge in top form. God this is so good. And… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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14. Desire #U2eiTour

39 different songs snippeted in Desire. No doubt in my mind as to the best: So You Want to Be… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Vertigo ends with a snippet of REM’s It’s the End of the World As We Know It. Bono has snippeted this song four tim… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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13. Vertigo #U2eiTour

This is another one of those U2 songs that has had heaps of snippets over the years: we log… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Bono: “are you ready to be elevated? Are you ready to be celebrated?”

PLAY A CELEBRATION YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO. SHAKE, SHAKE! #U2eiTour

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MarkCDarwin @u2gigs @U2 I actually saw the live video on late at nite on cable tv in a hotel room in Galveseton, TX in ’83. Whe… https://t.co/P54sGRL2cs

 via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 3:18 AM, May 29th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

12. Elevation opens the second set with the Influx Mix intro #U2eiTour

It has had its share of snippets over the y… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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It’s intermission time, and here is our mainpage article with the setlist in progress from #U2eiTour Atlanta: u2gigs.com/article1287.ht…

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I am absolutely LOVING Bono’s snippetry of William Blake poems, just for the record. #U2eiTour

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More William Blake snippetry in UTEOTW. It’s Introduction—“hear the voice of the bard” #U2eiTour

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Brief nod to Love Reign O’er Me in Until the End of the World #U2eiTour

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@MarkCDarwin @U2 My stepdad gave me his video of Under a Blood Red Sky and 11 O’clock Tick Tock on there… let’s j… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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11. Until the End of the World #U2eiTour

The Garden of Love by William Blake is the snippet at the start. Bono sni… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home snippeted in Sunday Bloody Sunday, the 44th time this has happened. #U2eiTour

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10. Sunday Bloody Sunday #U2eiTour

We record 19 different snippets in this song, including one that was truly evil: u2gigs.com/article666.html

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I should do our mainpage article, shouldn’t I? Been so busy collecting these snippet facts after the band came on s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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9. Cedarwood Road #U2eiTour

Only one snippet ever in this one, Stairway to Heaven at the start of this show: u2gigs.com/show1938.html

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11 O’clock Tick Tock belongs everywhere and every time. Throw at me your most ridiculous scenario. It will fit. twitter.com/MarkCDarwin/st…

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Re: Mike Mills getting the Beautiful Day shout-out today, I visited Athens, GA last year and had great fun visiting… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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bethandbono Mike Mills getting the Beautiful Day shout out tonight. Obvi. #U2eiTour

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@marcuzzo27 Well, actually, all shows have been late starts! They’ve normally been scheduled to start at 8pm and ha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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EBTTReal_KS @u2gigs My favourite has to be the In God’s Country snippet from 360. I always sing that verse when I listen to Beautiful Day.

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GnoccoFritto @u2gigs I don’t live too far from The Roxy and it kills me to have missed this (I had been able to see Oasis and Ra… https://t.co/nSpwX2fgjC

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8. Iris #U2eiTour

Also 2 snippets to its name. One of them is Mofo, which I think they should’ve used more than ju… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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7. The Ocean #U2eiTour

2 snippets to its name. The snippet of Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep in 2015 was extens… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Bono in BDay: “raining down in Georgia! Summer rain!” Don’t think he was going for the U2 song Summer Rain though…. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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6. Beautiful Day #U2eiTour

This song is a true snippet-fest, with 113 different songs logged in our database. An e… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Gloria ends with a snippet of the song Van Morrison penned with the same name. #U2eiTour

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Also, ironic i should be tweeting some snippet facts tonight when my browser crashes during I Will Follow. Did the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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5. Gloria #U2eiTour

Its only 2 recorded snippets are other songs called Gloria. Van Morrison’s is by far more common than Patti Smith’s.

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4. I Will Follow #U2eiTour

First song tonight to have had other songs snippeted in it before; 15 recorded in our d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@atu2 Most 360 shows in 2009 started with four songs from the current release.

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3. Shouldn’t be here because I should be eating bread. Lights of Home #U2eiTour

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I am co-signing this so hard on behalf of Wellington. #U2eiTour twitter.com/stubby70/statu…

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mysteriousdays New Zealand fans want some U2 shows in New Zealand! #U2eiTour twitter.com/stubby70/statu…

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:25 AM, May 29th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

u2br Periscope ao vivo: #U2eiTour
periscope.tv/w/1jMJgqBgYgOKL

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:24 AM, May 29th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

I was busy making tea, thinking I was more likely to drink the entire pot before the band start than that they woul… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Huh, we are go already in Atlanta. They’re actually starting closer to 8 than to 9! The opener is, of course, Love… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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rossgperry Had an oopsie there… correct link:

Here are the Mixlr’s (so far) for @U2 in Duluth

@JaneAyers20https://t.co/aVd5GeuvG8

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:06 AM, May 29th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

I (Matkin) will miss at least the first half of the concert tonight. Hopefully Ax remembers it is an earlier timezone! #U2eiTour

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