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Which Rehearsed Opener Would You Have Liked To See on the 360 Tour?

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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2011, 10:11:53 PM »
People unfamiliar with NLOTH will think it's a swarm/stampede going on. I never thought of Fez-Being Born as two separate movements to the song. I should go back and relisten to it

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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2011, 07:08:20 PM »
I'd pick "Always Forever Now" into "Night and Day" as the intro, because it's a radical departure from anything U2 have done so far. And I love the way Always Forever Now sounds on the HEAT soundtrack.

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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2011, 08:03:48 PM »
Personally, I always thought they should have opened with No Line. Once they started using Stingray, I thought that would also segue brilliantly into No Line as the second song for an all out rock opening duo, but it was not to be... never even rehearsed!

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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2011, 09:25:59 PM »
I thought Breathe was a perfect opener; their best behind Mofo and Zoo Station.

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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2011, 10:44:15 PM »
4th of July moving to 11 o'clock tick tock like on the TUF tour was pretty good though the mother of all openers has to be Zoo Station

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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2011, 11:33:17 PM »
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4th of July moving to 11 o'clock tick tock like on the TUF tour was pretty good though the mother of all openers has to be Zoo Station

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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2011, 12:37:59 AM »
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4th of July moving to 11 o'clock tick tock like on the TUF tour was pretty good though the mother of all openers has to be Zoo Station

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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2011, 02:29:12 PM »
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Personally, I always thought they should have opened with No Line. Once they started using Stingray, I thought that would also segue brilliantly into No Line as the second song for an all out rock opening duo, but it was not to be... never even rehearsed!
Yay, someone agrees with me. :D

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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2011, 03:33:31 PM »
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I thought Breathe was a perfect opener; their best behind Mofo and Zoo Station.

I agree.  Even if they - regrettably - dropped NLOTH and UC, they should have kept this in the set as the opener.


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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2011, 05:08:03 PM »
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I thought Breathe was a perfect opener; their best behind Mofo and Zoo Station.

I think it had great potential that it never met. It was too slow, and the crowd never really got into it. As an opener, the only part that worked was the intro -and as soon as the first words kicked in, the song suffered. It might have been recoverable if a big hit had been second up, but when the NLOTH run continued, the audience just lost interest.

It's a shame, because it's a great song; just in absolutely the wrong place in the setlist.

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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2011, 09:51:01 PM »
I don't understand why the audience lost interest as NLOTH tracks rolled out. U2 had always leaned heavily on the newest album on supporting tours since ZooTV. What else were they expecting?

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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2011, 10:40:20 PM »
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I don't understand why the audience lost interest as NLOTH tracks rolled out. U2 had always leaned heavily on the newest album on supporting tours since ZooTV. What else were they expecting?

In all fairness, the audiences that made up the 360 shows weren't expecting them to open the show with *four* new songs.  Even PopMart didn't manage that.

And maybe if Breathe had been a smash hit like Vertigo - and played in an episode of CSI - the audience would have gotten into it more.  Casuals that they were.

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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2011, 10:44:36 PM »
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I don't understand why the audience lost interest as NLOTH tracks rolled out. U2 had always leaned heavily on the newest album on supporting tours since ZooTV. What else were they expecting?

In all fairness, the audiences that made up the 360 shows weren't expecting them to open the show with *four* new songs.  Even PopMart didn't manage that.


Fair enough.

They should have opened with NLOTH then, and then gone into a big hit, then jumped back to No Line tracks.

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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2011, 10:49:44 PM »
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I don't understand why the audience lost interest as NLOTH tracks rolled out. U2 had always leaned heavily on the newest album on supporting tours since ZooTV. What else were they expecting?

In all fairness, the audiences that made up the 360 shows weren't expecting them to open the show with *four* new songs.  Even PopMart didn't manage that.


Fair enough.

They should have opened with NLOTH then, and then gone into a big hit, then jumped back to No Line tracks.

Or opened with FEZ:Being Born, then Boots, then a couple of hits, then back to the No Line songs.


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Re: The 360 Openers That Never Were
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2011, 11:07:28 PM »
Fez - Being Born is too slow a burn for an opener. The opener needs to be big. Zoo Station, CoBL, Mofo, etc.

Fez would make a good encore opener or midset song.