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Which Glastonbury setlist would have been better?

2011 Final Set
7 (30.4%)
Proposed 2010 set
16 (69.6%)

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Offline The Unknown Caller

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The Glastonbury That Never Was
« on: November 21, 2011, 04:18:04 PM »
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In the new @U2 interview, Willie Williams reveals the Glastonbury set that U2 had planned to play in 2010;

1) Where the Streets Have No Name
2) I Will Follow
3) New Year's Day
4) I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
5) Pride (In The Name Of Love)
6) Bad
-Stage goes dark, strains of 'Be My Baby' heard, screens appear across stage-
7) Zoo Station (Extended intro)
8) The Fly
9) Even Better Than The Real Thing
10) Mysterious Ways
11) One
12) City of Blinding Lights
13) Vertigo
14) I'll Go Crazy I I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
15) Sunday Bloody Sunday
16) Beautiful Day
17) Elevation

He doesn't specify what the encore would be, what we can assume that it would have included With or Without You, of course. Nevertheless, obviously quite similar in terms of song inclusion to the final Glastonbury, with the obvious omissions being UTEOTW, Stay, Get On Your Boots, Moment of Surrender and Out of Control, and the obvious extra inclusions being New Year's Day, Zoo Station, COBL and Go Crazy. Very different order though, and really interesting progression through the three decades of U2 hits.

So... which would you have preferred to see?



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Re: The Glastonbury That Never Was
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 04:42:00 PM »
Well, apart from NYD, Zoo Station, COBL and Crazy, it's pretty much the same set, albeit jumbled up.

I think I'd rather have Boots and UTEOTW, instead.


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Re: The Glastonbury That Never Was
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 05:29:13 PM »
Surely they were intending on playing Glastonbury in the 2010 show?

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Re: The Glastonbury That Never Was
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 05:55:33 PM »
Stay, MoS, Boots, OoC makes Real Glastonbury better.

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Re: The Glastonbury That Never Was
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011, 06:06:55 PM »
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Surely they were intending on playing Glastonbury in the 2010 show?

You would imagine- maybe in the encore? Willie only tells us the main set.

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Re: The Glastonbury That Never Was
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 06:12:25 PM »
It looks like the encore would have been all of two songs, and I would guess WOWY would have been one of the two.


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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011, 06:51:37 PM »
I adore these fantasy setlist threads, so here is what would have been great for U2 to play. Old songs, new songs, songs they can barely play.  ;o]

Always Forever Now
Night & Day
Magnificent (ending drum cadence segues into the drum cadence of the next song)
Where the Streets Have No Name
Stand Up Comedy
Mercy
Northstar
Fast Cars
Vertigo
No Line On the Horizon
Unknown Caller
City of Blinding Lights
Moment of Surrender
All I Want Is You
Bad

-encore-

Breathe
Zooropa
Zoo Station
Glastonbury
Every Breaking Wave
Hands That Built America
Fly
Discotheque (the bang and clatter segues into the rapid fire drum beat of the next song)
God Part II

A very dynamic arrangement that focuses more on U2's ability to deliver on the pure performance of the songs rather than on their radio friendly longevity. Live without the aid of a safety net :oD

« Last Edit: November 21, 2011, 06:53:50 PM by INCA »

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Re: The Glastonbury That Never Was
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011, 09:56:06 PM »
I'm not a fan of how the 2010 main set would have been layed out, but I would have preferred that set of songs more than the 2011 set.

I'll take City of Blinding Lights and the Crazy Tonight remix over Stay and Get On Your Boots any day. 

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Re: The Glastonbury That Never Was
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2011, 09:08:02 AM »
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Stay, MoS, Boots, OoC makes Real Glastonbury better.

what he said.

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Re: The Glastonbury That Never Was
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2011, 03:40:56 PM »
Until The End Of The World, Stay, Get On Your Boots, Moment Of Surrender and Out Of Control definitely shaked up the definition of a greatest hit, but because they ended the real Glastonbury set with such a bang, I have to go with what they actually played.

I don't really care for Zoo Station live and the inclusion of the Crazy remix would have been dreadful. I did miss not having COBL and New Year's Day, but it would have been a sacrifice if they had dumped two of the songs they actually played. Perhaps they could have replaced Stay and Bad for those two though?

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Re: The Glastonbury That Never Was
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2011, 11:51:00 PM »
Here's what would have made an awesome Glasto setlist:

Even Better Than The Real Thing
The Fly
Mysterious Ways / Independent Women (snippet)
Until The End Of The World
One
Jerusalem (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / Can't Take My Eyes Off You (snippet) / All You Need Is Love (snippet)
I Will Follow
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Movin' On Up (snippet)
Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
Beautiful Day / Rain (snippet)
Elevation
Get On Your Boots / She Loves You (snippet)
Vertigo / Garageland (snippet)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bad / Jerusalem (snippet)
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
With Or Without You / Love Will Tear Us Apart (snippet)
Yellow (snippet) / Moment of Surrender
Out Of Control

Oh wait...



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Re: The Glastonbury That Never Was
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2011, 07:14:40 AM »
I don't think its so much what would have been played but the order and what happened that would have been amazing.

Something like the set list he suggested would have messed with everyones heads. I was there and I can just imagine the look on all us die hard U2 fans' faces when they opened with streets. Because instantly you'd know that you couldn't predict anything (except maybe WOWY encore  ;D).

I think it would have given what the show missed: a set of songs one after the other with no pauses (ie. finish one song, 5 secs later, start next song) to give it some real tempo. so that no one had a chance to collect their thoughts.

I personally would have prefered it because they would have left the regular glastonbury folk,the ones who go every year ( happen to be one of them i was just extra excited because my fav foursome were there), would have left thinking "Wow that blew me away" instead of what happened which was a mediocre "hmmmm not bad" feeling. ZOO TV would have been fantastic

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Re: The Glastonbury That Never Was
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 01:56:04 PM »
I listened to a rearranged Glasto 2011 set following roughly Willie's idea. Up to the end of the main set it would've been a brave, unpredictable, and white hot, historic set that would've gone down as one of the legendary shows. 2011? Just another night on the tour.

Realistically though .... it could've looked like this. Bearing in mind Willie didn't mention encores, I've given a stab below to what might have happened. This would've knocked your socks off and been the most unexpected setlist in decades.

Where The Streets Have No Name
I Will Follow
New Years Day
I Still Havent Found
Pride
Bad
Zoo Station
The Fly
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Mysterious Ways
Until The End of The World
One
- Stay? (possible)
- Miss Sarajevo? (possible)
- Zooropa? (possible)
City Of Blinding Lights
Crazy Tonight
Vertigo
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Beautiful Day
Elevation
- Walk On? (possible)

possible encore
- Magnificent
- Boots
- Out Of Control
- WOWY
- Moment

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Re: The Glastonbury That Never Was
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2011, 01:37:01 AM »
2011 - I guess I like the 'drama' behind the thinking
« Last Edit: January 16, 2012, 06:37:36 AM by singnomore »

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Re: The Glastonbury That Never Was
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2011, 03:52:01 AM »
I find it odd how many fans criticise U2 for being a "nostalgia act", but the idea of nostalgic mini-sets within the Glasto performance seems to be a winner ??? I'm guessing that if they did actually do it, it wouldn't have gone down as well. The grass is always greener and all that.