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Offline Joe Electric Co

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How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« on: March 03, 2011, 11:44:47 AM »
Having been to the festival several times and seen some really headline slots in recent years, without blowing my own trumpet, I feel I am better equipped than a lot on here to make judgement on what will make a connection to the Glasto crowd/world.

Here are my thoughts:

- Bono needs to lose some weight.  He looks a bit like a fat darts player at the moment, needs to drop a stone or two and get in top shape for arguably U2's biggest gig in a long time.
- Need to refresh the setlist - in my eyes they have been 'phoning' it in on recent gigs, with a stale static setlist.  Any setlist containing Vertigo, Elevation and Get On Yer Boots is just woeful.
- Bono needs to let the music talk and not preach about Spiderman musical or some such nonsense
- Not mess around swirling cameras round in his face - really feel the music and be natural
- Play a good set.....

Glasto headliners get roughly 20 songs - they should play this set

1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. Beautiful Day
3. New Years Day
4. The Fly
5. I Will Follow
6. All I Want Is You
7. Discotheque
8. Unforgettable Fire
9. I Still Haven't Found What I Am Looking For
10. Ultraviolet
11. In A Little While
12. Sunday Bloody Sunday
13. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
14. A Sort Of Homecoming
15. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?
16. Pride
17. Bad
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18. One
19. With Or Without You




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Re: How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 12:36:20 PM »
Cutting In A Little While and replacing it with, well, anything. If they're only playing 20 songs and THAT makes the set? Just no. It is on the 360 Tour for the space theme only. No space theme = no IALW.

Your setlist is also missing Vertigo and CoBL. No way is U2 going to neglect to play their last two massive hits.

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Re: How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 12:57:54 PM »
Joe's setlist is good IMHO, but i don't think they will play some lesser known songs at the festival. It'll be a greatest hits setlist, i think.

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Re: How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 02:00:51 AM »
I say this setlist for Glastonbury

1.  City Of Blinding Lights
2.  I Will Follow
3.  Vertigo
4.  Magnificant
5.  Gloria
6.  October/New Years Day
7.  Beautiful Day
8.  The Unforgettable Fire
9.  Glastonbury (since they wrote a song for it last year to be played there)
10. Until The End Of The World
11. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
12. Please
13. Sunday Bloody Sunday
14. MLK/Bad
15. Walk On
16. All I Want Is You
17. Where The Streets Have No Name
Encore
18.  One
19.  With Or Without You
20.  40

**thats at least 1 song from EVERY album** :D

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Re: How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 03:26:13 AM »
I wonder if they're going to play A Sort of Homecoming...

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Re: How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 04:37:32 AM »
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I say this setlist for Glastonbury

1.  City Of Blinding Lights
2.  I Will Follow
3.  Vertigo
4.  Magnificant
5.  Gloria
6.  October/New Years Day
7.  Beautiful Day
8.  The Unforgettable Fire
9.  Glastonbury (since they wrote a song for it last year to be played there)
10. Until The End Of The World
11. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
12. Please
13. Sunday Bloody Sunday
14. MLK/Bad
15. Walk On
16. All I Want Is You
17. Where The Streets Have No Name
Encore
18.  One
19.  With Or Without You
20.  40

**thats at least 1 song from EVERY album** :D
Do you count zooropa as a album lol

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Re: How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011, 04:49:10 AM »
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I say this setlist for Glastonbury

1.  City Of Blinding Lights
2.  I Will Follow
3.  Vertigo
4.  Magnificant
5.  Gloria
6.  October/New Years Day
7.  Beautiful Day
8.  The Unforgettable Fire
9.  Glastonbury (since they wrote a song for it last year to be played there)
10. Until The End Of The World
11. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
12. Please
13. Sunday Bloody Sunday
14. MLK/Bad
15. Walk On
16. All I Want Is You
17. Where The Streets Have No Name
Encore
18.  One
19.  With Or Without You
20.  40

**thats at least 1 song from EVERY album** :D
Do you count zooropa as a album lol

darn it! i knew i forgot one!! grrr...

ok how about 9. Stay (Faraway, So Close)/Glastonbury (snippet)
:D :D :D

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Re: How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2011, 05:36:09 AM »
You....FORGOT.....ZOOROPA?!?!

*goes on a rampage*

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Re: How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2011, 09:44:55 AM »
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I wonder if they're going to play A Sort of Homecoming...

The only reason I find this even vaguely plausible is because it's Chris Martin's favurite song of all time and I could see him joining them for it.

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Re: How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2011, 11:58:40 AM »
Obviously would be brilliant to hear this but I can't see them play it, as I'm not sure how going to Glastonbury is a homecoming, they have never been there before  ???
In ye olden days Bono would refer to the feeling of a sort of homecoming being in Brussels or Glasgow or Chicago , places they have an affinity with. Not sure if Glastonbury  holds any great affinity with U2, as much as they are now saying they are excited to play there, if there was any real ambition to do it in the past 20 years then surely they would have done.

I think like many bands U2 only ever used  festivals as stepping stones to greater things, so once you reach a level where you can fill a field on your own name alone then I don't think there is a need to play festivals. After 85 U2 stopped the festival circuit probably because they had clearly outgrown them.

When I saw The Edge last year with Muse, I did get the old hairs on the back of the neck thingie but at the same time I couldn't help thinking how bizarre it was to see him there?
 
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Re: How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2011, 12:29:00 PM »
all they need to do is show up.

it's not like the rest of the lineup is going to be chock full of great live bands.

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Re: How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2011, 03:30:48 PM »
I love this....

"Glastonbury organisers have laid down the law to U2 and banned the stars from bringing their giant screens and spectacular stage props to the festival this summer." 

They act like they were at the back door wanting to set up the entire stage.  Sorry folks, all of the bits and pieces will be floating around the US. 

Did they think they were going to take down the production stage in Baltimore on Wed, fly it to the UK and set it up for Friday night, pack it back up fly it Michigan and get it set up in time for Sunday's show in East Lansing. 


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Re: How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2011, 03:54:59 PM »
U2 can and will nail Glastonbury by playing a really phenomenal set packed with greatest hits with passion, intensity and fervour.

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Re: How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2011, 04:47:14 AM »
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U2 can and will nail Glastonbury by playing a really phenomenal set packed with greatest hits with passion, intensity and fervour.

Agreed.  Something like this:

1. Beautiful Day
2. Glastonbury
3. Magnificent
4. Get On Your Boots
5. Mysterious Ways
6. Elevation
7. Until the End of the World
8. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
9. Mercy
10. North Star
11. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
12. Every Breaking Wave
13. Miss Sarajevo
14. City of Blinding Lights
15. Vertigo
16. Sunday Bloody Sunday
17. Pride (In the Name of Love)
18. Walk On

19. One
20. Where the Streets Have No Name

21. Ultra-Violet (Light My Way)
22. With or Without You
23. Moment of Surrender




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Re: How U2 can NAIL Glastonbury - thoughts
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2011, 05:02:51 AM »
I think BB King is there on the friday aswell, so hopefully get him out for When Love Comes To Town and Love Rescue Me