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Offline Trash Trampoline

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Bring back "40" as show closer
« on: July 16, 2010, 11:51:16 AM »
Having been at 5 U2 shows in Europe last summer, the most disappointing aspect of an otherwise magical experience was the number of people who were leaving venues halfway thru the 7 mins of Moment of Surrender. Now I love this track on NLOTH for its overall mood and pace but it is rather sleep-inducing and lacking in punch live !

So Bono, Larry, Adam and Edge, please can we have the hypnotic, enchanting yet simple refrain of "40" back for upcoming shows on 360 Tour ? The pure simplicity of this song is its beauty with all audiences I have witnessed over the years chanting "How long, How long...to sing this song?" in unison for many minutes as they leave the venue.... :)  ;D
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Re: Bring back "40" as show closer
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 11:54:50 AM »
I would love it if they brought 40 back. It really is the best U2 closer. And I've never gotten to sing "How long...to sing this song?" with thousands of other fans  :(

So, yeah, bring it back!!!!  :)

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Re: Bring back "40" as show closer
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 12:45:15 PM »
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Having been at 5 U2 shows in Europe last summer, the most disappointing aspect of an otherwise magical experience was the number of people who were leaving venues halfway thru the 7 mins of Moment of Surrender.

Shoulda played arenas. ;)



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Re: Bring back "40" as show closer
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 12:46:03 PM »
I adore '40' but I also like ending this tour with MoS, which is a lovely finale. I like the compromise of ending the main set with Bad / 40 snippet and then the encore with MoS which they used a bit on the European leg!

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Re: Bring back "40" as show closer
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010, 01:40:51 PM »
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Having been at 5 U2 shows in Europe last summer, the most disappointing aspect of an otherwise magical experience was the number of people who were leaving venues halfway thru the 7 mins of Moment of Surrender. Now I love this track on NLOTH for its overall mood and pace but it is rather sleep-inducing and lacking in punch live !

So Bono, Larry, Adam and Edge, please can we have the hypnotic, enchanting yet simple refrain of "40" back for upcoming shows on 360 Tour ? The pure simplicity of this song is its beauty with all audiences I have witnessed over the years chanting "How long, How long...to sing this song?" in unison for many minutes as they leave the venue.... :)  ;D

you're letting some morons leaving detract from your experience?

MOS >>>>>>> 40. I'd love to see U2 cut the pre-Achtung Baby songs down to no more than 3/show.

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Re: Bring back "40" as show closer
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010, 02:04:42 PM »
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Having been at 5 U2 shows in Europe last summer, the most disappointing aspect of an otherwise magical experience was the number of people who were leaving venues halfway thru the 7 mins of Moment of Surrender. Now I love this track on NLOTH for its overall mood and pace but it is rather sleep-inducing and lacking in punch live !

So Bono, Larry, Adam and Edge, please can we have the hypnotic, enchanting yet simple refrain of "40" back for upcoming shows on 360 Tour ? The pure simplicity of this song is its beauty with all audiences I have witnessed over the years chanting "How long, How long...to sing this song?" in unison for many minutes as they leave the venue.... :)  ;D

you're letting some morons leaving detract from your experience?

MOS >>>>>>> 40. I'd love to see U2 cut the pre-Achtung Baby songs down to no more than 3/show.

I'd like to see U2 cut the number of songs from Achtung Baby down to no more than 3 per show.

I think that a concert should be more representative of an artists entire career rather than focussing on a few albums.  Pop, Zooropa, October, Boy, R&H are all under-represented on this tour.



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Re: Bring back "40" as show closer
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010, 02:11:15 PM »
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I adore '40' but I also like ending this tour with MoS, which is a lovely finale. I like the compromise of ending the main set with Bad / 40 snippet and then the encore with MoS which they used a bit on the European leg!
Ye i was at Cardiff where they played the set this way . And it was a lovely way to end the show . I must say though that i do miss 40 closing the show and everyone still singing " How long to sing this song " as the stadium empties .

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Re: Bring back "40" as show closer
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010, 11:30:29 PM »
Bring it back!!!  ;D

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Re: Bring back "40" as show closer
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2010, 03:41:18 PM »
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Bring it back!!!  ;D


I AGREE 100%

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Re: Bring back "40" as show closer
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2010, 02:16:28 AM »
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Bring it back!!!  ;D


I AGREE 100%

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Re: Bring back "40" as show closer
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2010, 03:22:25 AM »
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Bring it back!!!  ;D


I AGREE 100%

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Me4!! Much as MOS is a great song I think everyone is emotionally even phsyically exhausted - its an epic song - probably best before the main set closes. Bring back 40!!

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Re: Bring back "40" as show closer
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2010, 12:30:23 PM »
Bring it back for sure.

MOS, is a good song. But it's not a great song and is certainly not a great closer. 40 is just fantastic as a closer.

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Re: Bring back "40" as show closer
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2010, 05:53:52 PM »
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Bring it back!!!  ;D


I AGREE 100%

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Me4!! Much as MOS is a great song I think everyone is emotionally even phsyically exhausted - its an epic song - probably best before the main set closes. Bring back 40!!

Me 5!!!! I adore this song and feel so up after hearing the crowd sing word for word with Bono........Bring 40 back please!!

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Re: Bring back "40" as show closer
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2010, 07:28:34 PM »
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Bring it back for sure.

MOS, is a good song. But it's not a great song and is certainly not a great closer. 40 is just fantastic as a closer.

40 is not just a fantastic U2 show closer, for me it has to be THE ultimate Rock show closer !! As I suspected opening this thread, 40 wins hands down instead of MOS...

As set lists for upcoming tour are probably being formulated round about now, is it too much to hope that someone closely connected with U2 might be reminded of this overwhelming wish by happening across a thread like this.... Pleeeease!!

"How long...How long...How long to sing this song ?"

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Re: Bring back "40" as show closer
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2010, 07:58:46 PM »
I have long dreamed of being with 60,000 of my closest friends, all of us singing this song at the end of a fantastic concert.