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Re: What infrequently-performed songs have you seen U2 play?
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2017, 02:31:25 PM »
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A cynic like you went to Live 8?  You never cease to amaze  :)

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« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2017, 02:41:16 PM »
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A cynic like you went to Live 8?  You never cease to amaze  :)

My then partner entered the ballot and 'won' so down we went....it was largely awful in all honesty - apart from seeing The Who and Pink Floyd which was cool.

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Re: What infrequently-performed songs have you seen U2 play?
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2017, 02:41:42 PM »
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Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

A cynic like you went to Live 8?  You never cease to amaze  :)
Yeah, but he amazes in the worst of ways most days...this was an exception.

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Re: What infrequently-performed songs have you seen U2 play?
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2017, 02:42:12 PM »
Dancing Queen in Dortmund, Germany.That was a lot of fun  :D 

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Re: What infrequently-performed songs have you seen U2 play?
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A cynic like you went to Live 8?  You never cease to amaze  :)
Yeah, but he amazes in the worst of ways most days...this was an exception.

pAh!

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Re: What infrequently-performed songs have you seen U2 play?
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2017, 03:09:40 PM »
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Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

A cynic like you went to Live 8?  You never cease to amaze  :)

My then partner entered the ballot and 'won' so down we went....it was largely awful in all honesty - apart from seeing The Who and Pink Floyd which was cool.

My then partner also entered the ballot and 'won' - I persuaded her to take her mother instead of me  :) 

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Re: What infrequently-performed songs have you seen U2 play?
« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2017, 03:12:45 PM »
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Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

A cynic like you went to Live 8?  You never cease to amaze  :)

My then partner entered the ballot and 'won' so down we went....it was largely awful in all honesty - apart from seeing The Who and Pink Floyd which was cool.

My then partner also entered the ballot and 'won' - I persuaded her to take her mother instead of me  :)

You are a better negotiator than me....

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Re: What infrequently-performed songs have you seen U2 play?
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2017, 05:31:08 PM »
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A cynic like you went to Live 8?  You never cease to amaze  :)

My then partner entered the ballot and 'won' so down we went....it was largely awful in all honesty - apart from seeing The Who and Pink Floyd which was cool.

Seeing the Pink Floyd reunion/last ever performance would have been a dream.


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Re: What infrequently-performed songs have you seen U2 play?
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2017, 01:44:46 AM »
The First Time probably the rarest that I've seen.

On the flip side, never seen out of control, only seen electric Co once.

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Re: What infrequently-performed songs have you seen U2 play?
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2017, 01:52:08 AM »
Keep in mind that my first ever show was on the Vertigo Tour:

The First Time
Bad (it was never a regular on either of the tours that I saw, though I've somehow managed to hear it live four times)
Party Girl
All I Want Is You (again, not a regular on the tour that I saw, not to mention either of the three tours that I've seen)
Zooropa (I don't count the extended snippets on the Europe I&E tour, which I saw in both Belfast and Dublin; I heard this near the end of the 360 tour)
Original Of The Species (Bono always touted it as being the best song on that album, though they barely ever played it)
40 (twice on the I&E tour, where it was generally only ever played after a lengthy stay in town)

Annnnnd, they were SUPPOSED to play Crystal Ballroom at my Toronto show, but Edge couldn't get his guitar to work!

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Re: What infrequently-performed songs have you seen U2 play?
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2017, 03:55:03 AM »
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The First Time probably the rarest that I've seen.

On the flip side, never seen out of control, only seen electric Co once.


same here 17 odd shows and never had out of control, mate goes to glastonbury, 1 gig and hears it live, it was also nailed on for night 2 at Glasgow on the i&e tour, was gutted it wasnt played :-( amazing gig though
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What infrequently-performed songs have you seen U2 play?
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2017, 07:23:05 AM »
Electrical Storm, played for the second (and last) time.

It was a nice surprise, as I love the song, but they completely messed up the chorus arrangement.

No surprise they shelved it for good.

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« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2017, 08:32:53 AM »
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The First Time probably the rarest that I've seen.

On the flip side, never seen out of control, only seen electric Co once.


same here 17 odd shows and never had out of control, mate goes to glastonbury, 1 gig and hears it live, it was also nailed on for night 2 at Glasgow on the i&e tour, was gutted it wasnt played :-( amazing gig though
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They did Out of Control both nights in Phoenix on the SOI tour. I was thrilled! And, I think they did a great job of it.

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Re: What infrequently-performed songs have you seen U2 play?
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2017, 10:43:23 AM »
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A cynic like you went to Live 8?  You never cease to amaze  :)

My then partner entered the ballot and 'won' so down we went....it was largely awful in all honesty - apart from seeing The Who and Pink Floyd which was cool.

Seeing the Pink Floyd reunion/last ever performance would have been a dream.


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It was pretty cool and they nailed it.

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Re: What infrequently-performed songs have you seen U2 play?
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2017, 11:11:34 AM »
I feel like some of these aren't terribly rare, if they were regular staples of the Vertigo or 360 shows.

I saw them do Your Blue Room for the first time.  That would probably be the rarest song I saw--at the time, it was the rarest a song could be!

I also saw them do The First Time for the first time.  That was amazing, and ditto the "rarity" factor.

I saw WGRYWH, both on Zoo TV, and on Vertigo.

I got to see Party Girl once, on Vertigo.

I saw Discotheque on PopMart, but also one of only two times on Vertigo.

Saw Sweetest Thing on Elevation.

Oh, and Volcano on I+E.
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