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are you happy with the performance/setlist

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67 (93.1%)
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The Grave

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Are you happy about Glasto?
« on: June 24, 2011, 06:43:36 PM »
I've seen complaining and praising. What do you think?



Offline JoshuaTree94

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Re: Are you happy about Glasto?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 06:44:07 PM »
Yay, first vote. I did enjoy it. Very, very much. :)

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Re: Are you happy about Glasto?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 06:44:47 PM »
I voted yes

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Re: Are you happy about Glasto?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011, 06:44:51 PM »
It was phenomenal. I loved it.

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Re: Are you happy about Glasto?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2011, 06:47:33 PM »
The set-list was pretty predictable, but U2 played every song with their upmost power and passion.

I was surprised at some of the songs they played and didn't play, but overall the performance was amazing.

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Re: Are you happy about Glasto?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2011, 06:48:01 PM »
Setlist predictable but perfect for the show, band insane.

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Re: Are you happy about Glasto?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2011, 06:51:04 PM »
I'm happy it was a solid performance that pleased the local audience. Cannot vote for either option though as I don't know if it transcended that immediate situation, on a cultural level...

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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2011, 06:51:35 PM »
I was at the gig, approx 80 yards back, the sound mixing was awful, so quiet, edges guitar needed being turned up to 11. Bono was excellent tonight, they all were tbh but they had no impact where i was standing. I saw it back on the feed and it sounds a lot better. Streets was rushed you could hear the counts before the lead/rhythm kicked in, they should have either started with it or kept it in usual spot. Uteotw was great, the fly too, i just wasnt blown away, sound played a huge part though as they were excellent, but incredibly timid to me.

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Re: Are you happy about Glasto?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2011, 06:59:54 PM »
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I'm happy it was a solid performance that pleased the local audience. Cannot vote for either option though as I don't know if it transcended that immediate situation, on a cultural level...

How did you feel about the it, who cares about the cultural level  :)
Beside's, U2 is a tough sell for UK crowds right about now, there has been a a press backlash for the last couple of years so to see the crowd pogoing (?) like that in the fly...well I can assure you from a cynical UK view, transcending did occur :P .. granted it was no Red Rocks/Zoo TV etc. (on a cultural level I mean) but miles better than anyone else, IMO.
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Re: Are you happy about Glasto?
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2011, 07:04:22 PM »
Yes.

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Re: Are you happy about Glasto?
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2011, 07:06:20 PM »
I'm curious if it changes some of the press perspective in the UK  that's all.

Personally I didn't like the concert too much, because I'm tired of their hits, but I do think it was one of the right options they could've chosen, and a very professional performance that rocked all the way through and that's a feat. I hope it gets reruns on BBC for more skeptics to see and hear.

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Re: Are you happy about Glasto?
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2011, 08:04:49 PM »
It was another excellent gig from the lads.

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Re: Are you happy about Glasto?
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2011, 09:04:22 PM »
I voted yes as well. The one mistake they made in the set list (in my opinion) was Moment of Surrender which killed the mood and the momentum of the show. Had that been something like Magnificent or anything that wasn't at a funeral pace, it would have been an almost ideal show for the circumstances.

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Re: Are you happy about Glasto?
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2011, 09:36:32 PM »
i agree, moment of surrender is a great song, but it didn't seem to fit that playlist. it was a purely 'look at the tunes we have given the world' set-list, and i thought there were a couple of tunes more appropriate such as discotheque or shadows and tall trees.  ;D. i do love those 2 tunes though.

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Re: Are you happy about Glasto?
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2011, 09:46:08 PM »
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I'm happy it was a solid performance that pleased the local audience. Cannot vote for either option though as I don't know if it transcended that immediate situation, on a cultural level...

after looking at the audience, and the rest of the glastonbury crowd following the other bands; i feel a bit prejudiced, but do you not think they would never have been prepared for a 90's u2 assault? i don't give a sh*t what anyone says now, here, but that audience has changed for the worse: a lot of middle class 'people' who look like they're there just to say to their toff pals, "i was there". the crowd look a lot different from what i saw in the 90's at least.