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Offline A_Fly_On_The_Wall

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Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« on: June 24, 2011, 05:37:52 PM »
For me, it was when U2 got the crowd to sing along to "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For". It showed me that they managed to get the crowd on their side, despite them not being fanatical about U2.

Another splendid surprise for me was when they belted out "Bad". I thought Bono did a fantastic job of blasting out the vocals and it was a hugely memorable performance.

I was a little disappointed not to see "City Of Blinding Lights" and "Magnificent", but I was more than happy with everything else the band offered. Another brilliant twist was ending with "Out Of Control". Pure genius.

I also could not believe the crowd's reaction to "With Or Without You". One of the greatest things I have ever heard. It's not often a crowd makes more noise than the band during a song, but they did during that perfomance.

Overall, U2's performance at Glastonbury 2011 will go down in history as being a spectacular array of musical talent. I'm certain that people will be talking about it for years in the future, and so they should be.



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Re: Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 05:41:53 PM »
Can't pick one, but a few;

1) UTEOTW.
2) The crowd singing along during Stay. THAT is when you know the crowd are onside - when they sing to the rareties
3) The entirety of Vertigo
4) Bad- and the crowd singing afterwards. Just in case anyone doubted that U2 won Glastonbury.
5) The entirety of Pride
6) 'This is our first single....' The most perfect closer imaginable.

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Re: Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 05:49:44 PM »
Stay aint no rarity  . It hung around the UK top 10 for a while if I remember rightly...

I only heard the first half rather than watched and I thought Bad sounded incredible. Even SBS had move life than it has on this tour to this point.


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Re: Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011, 05:51:39 PM »
Bad - they save it for special nights I believe.
Out of Control - great ending. Had me punching the air!

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Re: Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2011, 05:52:01 PM »
The Fly. Close to perfection.

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Re: Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2011, 05:52:51 PM »
I forgot to add that I really enjoyed the bit with that guy from the International Space Station before Beautiful Day. I thought that was very heart-felt and touching.

I was also surprised they didn't play Zooropa after it being present on the tour lately.

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Re: Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2011, 05:54:27 PM »
Top 5

1. Bad
2. OOC
3. The Fly
4. EBTTRT
5. Sing-a-Long for ISHF, Stay, One, and WOWY

6. the absence of IALW  ;)

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Re: Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2011, 05:55:12 PM »
The Fly



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Re: Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2011, 06:01:14 PM »
Even Better Than the Real Thing - The intro was so intense!
One - One of the better performances I've ever heard. Edge's guitar-work was sensational.
Bad - The whole damn thing.
I Still Haven't Found - The crowd singing along...it was magical.
With Or Without You - The climax was incredible.
Yellow (Snippet) - Thought Bono did a great job with it.
Beautiful Day - The lead-in with the guy from the International Space Station sent shivers down my spine.

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Re: Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2011, 06:03:28 PM »
The ZooTV visuals (The Fly, spinning heads in MW) and the Yellow snippet were particularly good.

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Re: Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2011, 06:06:00 PM »
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2) The crowd singing along during Stay. THAT is when you know the crowd are onside - when they sing to the rareties


Stay was Number 2 in the singles chart at Xmas 94  no less which apparently is a big deal here in the UK.

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Re: Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2011, 06:09:47 PM »
Let Me In The Sound Section of Boots
The Fly
OOC - as I predicted would be the closer

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Re: Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2011, 06:10:55 PM »
It is, but it's certainly not well known among casual fans. I had never heard it before I became a U2 fan, none of my friends have, and in Dublin it got no real reaction in 2009.

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Re: Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2011, 06:12:51 PM »
It's an age thing. It was all over the telly (not just MTV) for a year or so when it came out. It was a massive hit.

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Re: Your Personal Highlight Of Glastonbury......
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2011, 06:13:12 PM »
Absolutely- among a demographic who were not there in numbers at Glastonbury.