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Offline Miami66

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2015, 08:59:20 AM »
I tell you what, I will be a little disappointed if I don't hear Streets, One, Beautiful Day, Vertigo, ISHFWILF, WOWY, etc. at my first U2 concert this summer. I'll still have a glorious time but I expect to hear certain songs at a U2 concert.

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2015, 09:09:11 AM »
"Shelved" implies that such songs shouldn't be performed at all on the upcoming tour. To that, I would say that none of their live staples should be benched for the whole tour, but none of them should be played every night, either.

It would be cool if they took those dozen or so staples and established a rotation for them, so that each night they could play a different half-dozen of them (or less - 4 or 5 would be cool with me).

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2015, 10:10:42 AM »
I would love it if they didn't play Bullet the Blue Sky. They've played it at every show I've been to and I strongly dislike it.

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2015, 10:35:32 AM »

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I would love it if they didn't play Bullet the Blue Sky. They've played it at every show I've been to and I strongly dislike it.


I LOVE Bullet, but I think they have taken it as far as they can

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2015, 11:04:31 AM »
I'm taking my daughter to her first concert when we go to one of the London dates. I've seen U2 previously a few times so aren't too fussed but she'd be heartbroken if at least some of the greatest hits aren't aired. Especially as I 've told her how amazing an experience a U2 concert is. For me though everything bar Streets is fair game.

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2015, 12:03:30 PM »
Would love to see all of these standards shelved to make room for SoI and some back catalog songs they haven't played in a long time.

One
ISHFWILF
Pride
SBS
New Years Day
WOWY
Bullet
Beautiful Day
Angel of Harlem
Even Better Than the Real Thing

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2015, 02:31:10 PM »
City of blinding lights
Still have'nt found what i'm looking for
I will follow
With or without you
Sunday bloody sunday

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2015, 11:03:26 PM »
These are 5 dreams songs:
~Holy Joe
~ Please
~ invisible
~ Hawkmoon
~ red hill mining town ( I will cream myself on the spot )

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2015, 10:44:40 PM »
mysterious - absolutely must go
sunday bloody sunday - bored to death

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2015, 12:28:07 PM »
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mysterious - absolutely must go
sunday bloody sunday - bored to death

I think both of these are very likely to go. If they truly are going to play different sets, M-Ways may be in a 'hits' rotation, but I doubt it is an every-nighter. And while on one hand I can see SBS fitting in with songs from SOI, there are better early-album choices that have been played far less in recent years.

And as I have said before, just from a pure volume standpoint, UTEOTW is a song that rocks hard live, but has been played so much since 1992 that it really could use a break, exactly like BTBS got on 360. They easily could sub in Dirty Day or another song from A-Baby instead in that slot.

If they stick to their guns, we may see several songs from this list played at each show:

I Will Follow
SBS
NYD
Pride
WOWY
Still Haven't Found
Desire
One
M-Ways
Real Thing
Walk On
Vertigo
City of Blinding Lights

But not ALL of them. In a stadium setting, I can see the pressure to play all but one or two of these. For this album and this format, I think they might play 3 or so of these each night, while Streets remains as the only every-night must-play. It has become their Born To Run, IMO. Other songs can come and go, but I think Streets and to a lesser degree Beautiful Day pretty-much have to stay. One may also be on that list, but I could live without it at this point.

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2015, 02:26:00 PM »
SOngs should be divided into four categories

A: EVERY NIGHT

B : MOST NIGHTS

C: SOME NIGHTS

D: NEXT TO NEVER


A would include Beautiful Day, Vertigo, One, Streets, and most of SOI - 10 songs every night.
B would include mostly singles, lets say they play 6 songs on any given night out of a pool of 15 or so.
C would be the 'deep cuts'; LP tracks, and odd single - lets say 6 songs on any given night out of a pool of 20 or so.
D everything else, and lets say at most 2 on any given night, probably 1.

Of course, where the songs sit in the setlist, etc. is all up for grabs. It does get predictable when you get to say, "Blinding Lights" and you know the only surprise is the next hour is if you get "Bad".

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2015, 05:49:59 AM »
Here is my wish list by albums for songs that should be shelved (at least for me):

Boy - I Will Follow (any other song is welcomed)
Ocober - Any song is welcomed
War - SBS, NYD have been played to death (any other song is welcomed)
UF - Pride, again played to death (any other song welcomed)
JT - ISHFWILF, WOWY, absolutely tired of them (any other song welcomed)
R&H - Desire, AOH, if played acoustic.  Would mind hearing them full band again and any other song of the album is welcomed.
AB - Mysterious Ways and One again beaten to death over the years.
        Any other songs are welcomed.
Zooropa - Any song is okay with me but probably won't play any songs off the album
Pop - Any song is okay with me except Staring at the Sun acoustic (full band I don't mind) but again don't see them playing anything off it.
ATYCLB - Elevation, Walk On, Stuck (can live without BD)
HTDAAB - COBL (can live without Vertigo)
NLOTH - don't see them playin any songs off this album but actually don't mind if they do.
SOI - PLAY THE WHOLE ALBUM!!

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2015, 03:06:24 AM »
It would be cool if they opened the show with The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone). I'll be at the San Jose show on May 18 at SAP arena which is one of the very first shows of the tour, the first night in the states after the Vancouver Canada dates. I hope there's gonna be some surprises, but it's always a huge event every time I've seen them - and they never disappoint, at least when I've seen them. If it goes for 2 hours, that's about 22 or so songs, they're gonna have to fill it with all those staple hits, but hopefully they can replace some with others that are great songs which they haven't played in the last few tours.
We'll see what happens! I can't wait!

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2015, 09:36:54 AM »
I'm going to borrow boom boom's album breakdown:

Boy - I Will Follow... maybe make it a snippet? I'd love to hear A Day Without Me though
October - So underplayed, nothing from here
War - I hate to say NYD or SBS, but one or the other
UF - Pride, definitely
JT - Maybe alternate out ISHFWILF and WOWY... definitely let BTBS take a break for a tour
R&H - Desire
AB - One
Zooropa - Nothing
Pop - Nothing
ATYCLB - Elevation, Beautiful Day
HTDAAB - COBL
NLOTH - Boots, MoS
SOI - Nothing

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Re: 2015 Setlist: What staples would you like to see shelved for I+E?
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2015, 03:56:01 PM »
personally, i'd take the following out

Mysterious ways ( I think I've had this at every U2 concert since AB was released)
Elevation
Walk on
Stuck in a moment
Boots
One (but never going to happen)


I'd love to hear

Zooropa
Out of control (never at any U2 concert i've attended)
So Cruel
Please (stunning song vastly underrated)
Gone
With or without you (with stars snippet) - greatest song ever
Sometimes you can make it on your own
Indian summer sky
Wire     

Dare I say it but i'd love a rework of Bullet the blue sky as well, thankfully rested for the 360 tour, but would like to see it reworked and live again,