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Offline Woofmanmale

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Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« on: February 02, 2017, 12:25:06 PM »
Why should we all trouble ourselves with where streets should be played i.e. 1st or later on in show? Its a special tour, should have a special gem to it, play WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME --- twice:

As opener & as closer 👍🏻



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Re: Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 12:31:25 PM »
Good idea! - although I'm hoping to hear 40 as a closer.

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Re: Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 12:36:55 PM »
Good idea too! Play streets "2" penultimate before 40 as closer just play streets TWICE

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Re: Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 12:44:16 PM »
Sounds good to me! ;)

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Re: Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 12:51:11 PM »
Uh, no.

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Re: Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 01:05:08 PM »
Don't like this idea.  Its not their irrefutable greatest song, and isn't the one song everyone's dying to hear.  This isn't Skynyrd's Free Bird.  U2 has arguably dozens of amazing songs, Streets is just one of them.  I want to hear WOWOY more than any other song at any given U2 concert.
I've been to a few concerts (not U2) where the band opened with half of a signature song and then ended with the other half, and to me it diminished that song rather than highlight it.
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Re: Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2017, 01:06:12 PM »
horrible idea and why is this in GMD?

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Re: Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 02:59:27 PM »
Do you remember when they did this with Vertigo? It was supposed to mimic their early days when with so few songs in their catalogue, they would play a song twice. Fine, but in 2005, they had a bit more choice.

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Re: Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 09:26:47 PM »
Way to welcome the new forum member, guys!  ;D

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Re: Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 09:38:14 PM »
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Do you remember when they did this with Vertigo? It was supposed to mimic their early days when with so few songs in their catalogue, they would play a song twice. Fine, but in 2005, they had a bit more choice.

AH is that why they played Vertigo twice? Never knew that. I mean it still doesn't make a bit of sense they could have played a Boy deep cut if they wanted to mimic early days but okay.

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Re: Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2017, 02:59:54 PM »
This is where I'm going to get on my soapbox: I know "encore" and it's true meaning, but I hate the idea of hearing the same song twice in the same show, especially with such a vast catalog to pull from. I also don't really want them to open the show with Streets every single night. I'd like to see the Joshua Tree sandwiched in the middle of the show. Build into it. And I think with the amount of casual fans attending these shows, it might be a good idea to open with some none JT songs and lead into the album and then close with some other songs.

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Re: Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2017, 08:51:24 PM »
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This is where I'm going to get on my soapbox: I know "encore" and it's true meaning, but I hate the idea of hearing the same song twice in the same show, especially with such a vast catalog to pull from. I also don't really want them to open the show with Streets every single night. I'd like to see the Joshua Tree sandwiched in the middle of the show. Build into it. And I think with the amount of casual fans attending these shows, it might be a good idea to open with some none JT songs and lead into the album and then close with some other songs.

Streets twice, No.  But this idea could work.   I was checking setlists from past tours and on the Popmart and Elevation tours they played 8-10 songs after Streets, so I think they could open with 8 or 9 songs, play JT, and then do an encore.  But the bigger question is, can they keep the casual fan engaged playing tracks 5-11 in sequence?
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Re: Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2017, 12:30:14 AM »
Nope. Not streets. And with a back catalogue of songs longer than the proverbial, no need.

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Re: Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2017, 06:16:11 AM »
Streets as opener 40 as closer that would stick to most original JT and love town 1987/1989 shows format and would flow better!!!

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Re: Streets as 1st song OPENER & as last song CLOSER (sing it TWICE)
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2017, 08:01:00 AM »
U2 have around 30-40 singles, and around 150 songs, they won't be playing at the show.

Streets twice. NO NO NO NO.

I'd rather see them play a rubbish song and Streets, then Streets twice.