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Offline codeguy

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Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« on: December 24, 2010, 01:14:51 PM »
Who wants to share their favorite U2 Live moments?

I'll get the ball rolling:

10. "40": The crowd singing "How long to sing this song" long after the show is over, multiple tours
9. Sunday, Bloody Sunday, white flag, WAR Tour
8. Mysterious Ways, bellydancer, Zoo TV Tour
7. The crowd taking over the singing of "I still haven't found", 360 Tour
6. Beethoven's 9th transitioning into Zoo Station, opening of Zoo TV Tour
5. The Fly, Elevation Tour, with Bono, as the Fly, hitting the glass and 'dying' at the end
4. Bono doing Pavarotti's piece during Miss Sarajevo, Vertigo Tour
3. The "Hallelujah" Chorus at the end of "Running to Stand Still" from Zoo TV
2. Intro to "City of Blinding Lights" from the Vertigo Tour
1. The Intro to "Where the streets have no name" Spine tingling every time! Every Tour!

Other notable candidates for me are Bono's drumming during love and peace on the Vertigo tour and Edge's Guitar solo on Bullet the Blue Sky on the Joshua tree tour. And of course, F*** the revolution!

Anyone else care to share their favorites?



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Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2010, 03:22:20 PM »
I love your number 2 so much ;D ;D

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Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 03:30:23 PM »
I'll give it a shot, here are mine:

10. The debut of Mercy in Zurich
9.   Bad at Live Aid
8.   "F#% the Revolution!"
7.   Opening night of Zoo TV
6.   Until the End of the World, Zoo TV
5.   Elevation tour Walk On ending with Halleljahs
4.   The debut of Every Breaking Wave in Hesinki
3.   Any time they play Where the Streets Have No Name
2.   Bono's entry in Turin this year after his surgery
1.   Seeing them in person on dec 1 in Melbourne  8)

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Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010, 08:31:36 PM »
20. F**K The revolution
19. With or Without You-Slane
18. Bono's several kicks during the opening of zoo station
17. Bad @ Live8
16. The slow yet electric "The Fly" During the Boston Elevation show
15. "Here me calling" encore during live versions of One
14. The Crowd taking over ISHFWILF during the 360 tour
13. The lighting during COBL on the 360 tour
12. Running to Stand Still/streets performance on ZooTv
11. Bullet The Blue Sky-During Slane Concerts
10. beingg a few metres away from them on Dec13th  <3
9.   Live performances of Walk On
8.   SBS - This Song is not a rebel Song
7.   MLK Speech during PITNOL during Rattle & Hum
6.   Whenever 40 is chanted
5.   bonos opera vocals during MS
4.   Desmond Tutus speech b4 one-Inspirational
3.   Bad -Sydney dec 13th 360
2.   The Joy of Slane Castle
1.   Whenever Streets is performed -Especially @ Slane Castle IMO that was the greatest Live U2 Performace...

bloody hell I <3 this bandd 8)

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Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2010, 06:22:23 AM »
1. Bad in Sydney 13/12/10 was incredible, and unexpected. Had to be there to appreciate
2. SBS on rattle & hum for the sheer intensity and genuine anger
3. Running to Stand Still into Streets on ZooTV
4. Kite at Slane
5. WOWY with Shine Like Stars
agree with the others

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Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2010, 08:30:33 PM »
There is YouTube footage of a performance of Miami in Edmonton, and at the end Bono goes "BA BA BA BA BA BA F***IN' BA!" in a really annoyed voice. I just love it.

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Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2010, 09:07:01 PM »
Hm, no Superbowl performance?

Or Miss Sarajevo in Sarajevo?

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Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2010, 11:30:34 PM »
Electric Co. performance at the 1983 US Festival.

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Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2010, 08:44:16 PM »
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Hm, no Superbowl performance?

Or Miss Sarajevo in Sarajevo?
X2
those were HUGE moments

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Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2010, 08:16:32 AM »
FORGOT!! Superbowl performance!! ;D

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Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2010, 11:52:24 AM »
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Electric Co. performance at the 1983 US Festival.

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Brilliant! I love this whole show.

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Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2010, 02:29:03 AM »
1. One in Sydney in 1998. Pouring rain, and lightning across the sky on a night that was all about Hutchence.

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Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2010, 09:26:39 PM »
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1. One in Sydney in 1998. Pouring rain, and lightning across the sky on a night that was all about Hutchence.

I remember reading your story about that. That must have been the coolest thing ever! Wish I could have been there.

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Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2010, 10:02:53 AM »
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1. One in Sydney in 1998. Pouring rain, and lightning across the sky on a night that was all about Hutchence.

I remember reading your story about that. That must have been the coolest thing ever! Wish I could have been there.

Bono mentioned that episode, in an interview with Q Magazine, in 1998.

He said something like: "...on the mention of Michael Hutchence,
the Sidney sky lit up, and we all got soaked. That's singers, for you
."

It must have been an amazing moment...


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Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2010, 04:53:38 PM »
Of course, Miss Sarajevo, IN Sarajevo, 1997, would have to rank up there also.