these discussions happens before every tour. And then we get BD, Vertigo, Pride, Elevation, Angel, Desire, Sweetest Thing.....etc
Yes, very true.
The optimist (actually, the fantasist) in me hopes that they might do something different this time. All of the fans know that tjt will be played in full. That's all we know. That's what fans are paying their hard earned cash for. They can't say u2 mugged them if they throw in a few curve balls whilst adhering to their brief of playing the whole jt album.
I just think they can do something different this time. Tear up the script. Yes, it has been partly teared up already by the full album concept. But it's so easy to play the album and then play the same old hits and warhorses in accompaniment. Throw the 'fans' who've stuck with you all these years a bone, and do something adventurous with the rest of the set. Something to blow our minds. I don't think I could watch u2 going through the motions on pride, one, Cobl, vertigo etc again.
Love comes tumbling, acrobat (I know, it's getting boring, but...), God part2, wire, asoh, mofo, gone, heartland, so cruel etc etc. There's a gold mine there waiting to be salvaged. But somehow I know it's all a fantasy. 'Ah no, 'pride' again....'