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Which of the following options would you prefer (choose one):

A true NLOTH tour (7+ NLOTH songs, with the rest of the set mostly hits)
33 (47.8%)
A true greatest-hits tour
2 (2.9%)
A non-NLOTH tour consisting of a combination of hits and a few rarities
20 (29%)
I would choose option #1, but the NLOTH material isn't strong enough.
14 (20.3%)

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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2011, 01:01:16 PM »
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The best way to describe 360 now is as a 'Nostalgia Tour'.



You're right, and given the decision to tour stadiums behind an album like NLOTH, it's really the best we can hope for (especially if the oldies are goodies).

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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2011, 01:01:54 PM »
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The best way to describe 360 now is as a 'Nostalgia Tour'.



I am okay with this. They've kept the best of the live NLOTH tracks (minus the title track) and added some whoppers of old gems.

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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2011, 01:03:57 PM »
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The best way to describe 360 now is as a 'Nostalgia Tour'.



I am okay with this. They've kept the best of the live NLOTH tracks (minus the title track) and added some whoppers of old gems.

Yeah I'm ok with it too, absolutely. Im sick of their 'hits' (Streets, WOWY, Pride, SBS etc......) give us more songs like Zooropa. bring it on. I love Bono's voice in the performance of Zoropa the other nigh. And I can tell you, I have to pich myself when I say that  ;)

COME ON GUYS, PLAY SOMETHING FROM POP for goodness sakes - PLEASE

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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2011, 01:12:12 PM »
Yeah, like I said; I don't distinguish between a GH tour and a back catalogue 'Stones-like nostalgia' tour with a few new songs thrown in.




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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2011, 01:22:26 PM »
option 1 how about these 8 songs as the first no line songs than play the hits

Soon
Fez being born
Get on your boots
Crazy tonight (album version)
Moment of surrender
no line on the horizon
Magnificant
Winter ( old version)

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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2011, 01:23:28 PM »
I think Moment of Surrender in the MIDDLE of a show is a terrible idea. It would bring the show's vibe down to the floor with a resounding thud. It's a beautiful ending, but only works as an ending in my opinion.

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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2011, 01:25:50 PM »
Get Bono out on the runway and on the bridges and selling it to the crowd and anything could work I chucked it in the middle to give a breather btween rockers as  one was in zootv

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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2011, 01:29:15 PM »
I suppose it could work if they shortened the song a bit. Trim the intro down a bit and maybe cut a verse.

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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2011, 06:53:06 PM »
I'd like a combo of a lot of NLOTH, some hits, and some new. I guess what I really want is a 30 song set  :D

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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2011, 07:37:39 PM »
I chose "I would choose option #1, but the NLOTH material isn't strong enough"

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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2011, 12:34:25 AM »
The 3rd option.  Partially because I've already seen the NLOTH tour, I saw a 2009 show.  And partially because I'm totally fine with 4 NLOTH songs mixed in with hits and album tracks from records past

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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2011, 04:36:32 PM »
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The 3rd option.  Partially because I've already seen the NLOTH tour, I saw a 2009 show.  And partially because I'm totally fine with 4 NLOTH songs mixed in with hits and album tracks from records past

I hear ya. Sometimes I vascilate between what I personally prefer and what I think is best for the band. On good days I think I would actually prefer U2 to do a theatre tour even if I can't get tickets for it (rather than a stadium tour that I do get to see), because of what it would mean for the setlists.

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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #42 on: April 14, 2011, 04:53:55 PM »
I saw most of last night's show in Sao Paulo and I have to say that it's as good as it's going to get for U2 in a stadium.  But even so, I still think the show would have been even better with Breathe as the opener and Unknown Caller and NLOTH in the set.  There's no reason why they couldn't have played them when they're better live songs than the songs which replaced them.



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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2011, 05:34:43 PM »
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I suppose it could work if they shortened the song a bit. Trim the intro down a bit and maybe cut a verse.

That wouldn't do MOS justice

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Re: Which Would You Prefer...?
« Reply #44 on: April 14, 2011, 06:54:09 PM »
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I suppose it could work if they shortened the song a bit. Trim the intro down a bit and maybe cut a verse.

That wouldn't do MOS justice

Which is why I think it should stay at the end.