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Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« on: June 20, 2011, 11:22:33 PM »
I was listening to Larry's interview with Zane Lowe on BBC radio a few minutes ago and Zane joked at the end saying Until The End Of The World is what U2 will open with at Glastonbury.  That got me thinking:

Wouldn't Until The End Of The World be an awesome opener.  That screaming guitar note by Edge followed by Larry's drums and Adam's sexy bass line would jolt the audience and then the head spinning riff at 30 seconds wakes the dead as Bono struts onto the stage and begins singing.  The song has an extremely high energy about it, and the final 90 seconds of the song is some of the most exhilarating music U2 has ever created.  Seems like a perfect, high energy high impact opener to me

Now I'm not talking about UTEOTW opening Glastonbury, just opening concerts both past, present, and future in general.  Am I the only one who thinks this?



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Re: Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 12:28:18 AM »
UTEOTW would be awesome ANYWHERE

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Re: Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 03:02:39 AM »
That sound at the start being extended for a while whilst the three band members take to stage and start to play. I imagine it being as loud as possible, the lights start to go mad, Edge rips in the riff and Bono struts onto stage as The Fly. AWESOME.

I still think it'd be a better closer. The la la la's and the huge flashing lights would just be the perfect way to close a show.

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Re: Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011, 04:54:55 AM »
I'm sure hoping that they use that for the opener in Baltimore, but I expect they'll hold it as a surprise for Glastonbury.

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Re: Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011, 05:45:40 AM »
It would be good but not as good as EBTTRT

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Re: Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 05:54:38 AM »
How about "Out of Control" as an opener?  Larry does the drum pattern for a bit and then Edge kicks in with the guitar.  Oooooh man that would be awesome. 

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Re: Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 05:55:50 AM »
Fans should create the setlists.

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Re: Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 09:08:42 AM »
Anywhere in the first three songs would be great. I liked that slot on the Elevation tour.

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Re: Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2011, 09:24:14 AM »
Not really sure about that; I don't think it really sets a mood, and I wasn't particularly impressed in the bootlegs of Vertigo where they opened the encore with it. I think it would confuse an audience, and not in the good way that Stingray and EBTTRT do.

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Re: Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011, 10:02:53 AM »
Nah they've got better openers (which are poorer songs) UTEOTW should always be the main course for the first half of any U2 show.

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Re: Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2011, 11:05:30 AM »
they should open with NLOTH 2 really

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Re: Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2011, 11:05:47 AM »
No.

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Re: Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2011, 12:07:56 PM »
I'd prefer Acrobat.




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Re: Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2011, 12:10:58 PM »
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I'd prefer Acrobat.





I'd settle for that I suppose. I would totally be able to contain myself. NOT. That is literally the opener on my dream setlist. Would be so good.

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Re: Until The End Of The World As An Opener?
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2011, 12:15:22 PM »
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I'd prefer Acrobat.


I'd settle for that I suppose. I would totally be able to contain myself. NOT. That is literally the opener on my dream setlist. Would be so good.

Yeah, if they opened with:-

1. Acrobat
2. The Fly
3. Until the End of the World

I'd have a smile on my face.  (Understatement Alert!)