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Best "phase" of the show

The "No B.S. Rock 'n' Roll" phase
17 (48.6%)
The "Innocence" phase
12 (34.3%)
The "Experience" phase
6 (17.1%)
The Encore
0 (0%)

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Offline trashbag

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Best "phase" of the show
« on: June 30, 2015, 08:54:02 AM »
Which part of the show is your favorite?

I gotta say, the first section of the concert, where it's just the band and that giant mammoth of a screen is completely ignored, really did its job. That was probably the closest I will ever get to '80s U2.



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Re: Best "phase" of the show
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 09:17:16 AM »
Iris-Cedarwood Road-Song for Someone-SBS-Raised By Wolves-UTEOTW

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Re: Best "phase" of the show
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2015, 09:18:23 AM »
Yes, and later, BTBS--crazy good


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Iris-Cedarwood Road-Song for Someone-SBS-Raised By Wolves-UTEOTW

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Offline Johnny Feathers

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Re: Best "phase" of the show
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 09:27:07 AM »
For me, I've seen them do that before.  Elevation and Vertigo both had that "basic rock show" element, so it wasn't really anything new.  But I thought the "innocence" part was pretty interesting and powerful.  Definitely the highlight of the show for me.

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Re: Best "phase" of the show
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2015, 09:56:39 AM »
Both have their draw. I'd say the first half of the show, but then they are so great on the E stage. Loose, having fun, enjoying the fan interaction.

GREAT tour. Simply great!

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Re: Best "phase" of the show
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2015, 09:58:16 AM »
Love love love the Iris--->UTEOTW segment, although I also appreciate the E-stage part for its setlist shuffling.

The encore is easily the worst part.

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Re: Best "phase" of the show
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2015, 12:31:48 PM »
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Love love love the Iris--->UTEOTW segment, although I also appreciate the E-stage part for its setlist shuffling.

The encore is easily the worst part.

Why not close the main set with something subdued like The Troubles and Bad and then do this for encore?

Streets
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Re: Best "phase" of the show
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2015, 02:13:51 PM »
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Love love love the Iris--->UTEOTW segment, although I also appreciate the E-stage part for its setlist shuffling.

The encore is easily the worst part.

Why not close the main set with something subdued like The Troubles and Bad and then do this for encore?

Streets
One/Still Haven't Found
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Personally, I think the problem is using Streets/One/ISHWILF as the encore just seems unimaginative, and short.  They're three of their biggest songs.  Past encores were interesting--the Zoo TV theme for Vertigo, the weird club/dance vibe of PopMart, the funereal one for the original Zoo TV.  Each featured maybe one significant hit, but that was about it.

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Re: Best "phase" of the show
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2015, 05:56:54 PM »
I like the Iris/Cedarwood/RBW part.  Pride and COBL were probably my favorite songs, but for the concert experience I just loved the screen images.

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Re: Best "phase" of the show
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2015, 10:47:34 PM »
The encore was good. It was just ok though since there was nothing out of the ordinary. Just typical U2

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Re: Best "phase" of the show
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2015, 11:42:43 PM »
Cobl really needs to go

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Re: Best "phase" of the show
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2015, 11:31:42 AM »
The encore would work a lot better if Streets had a proper, drawn-out opening.

The car bombing sequence is my favorite. It kept me on edge, especially when SBS disintegrates and Larry's drum hits ominously wait before the explosion.

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Re: Best "phase" of the show
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2015, 12:04:33 PM »
I would rather if, since they're already quoting the song in the Mother & Child video, they launched into Crumbs From Your Table instead of going right into Streets, and then after that big solo at the end it transitions into Streets.

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Re: Best "phase" of the show
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2015, 12:40:38 PM »
Am I the only one who kinda hopes for a show sometime with less "production"? I don't need the big fancy screens. I just wanna hear the music and feel the energy as it fires up the crowd. That was what I liked about those first four songs on IE. Don't get me wrong, the big fancy screens on Zoo TV were (and still are) the coolest things I have ever seen at a concert but at this point I just want the energy and don't need the fluff.

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Re: Best "phase" of the show
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2015, 01:34:37 PM »
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Am I the only one who kinda hopes for a show sometime with less "production"? I don't need the big fancy screens. I just wanna hear the music and feel the energy as it fires up the crowd. That was what I liked about those first four songs on IE. Don't get me wrong, the big fancy screens on Zoo TV were (and still are) the coolest things I have ever seen at a concert but at this point I just want the energy and don't need the fluff.

A lot of people seem to share that view. I for one don't. I go to gigs fairly often, or used to at least, and the production of your average band consists of a few strobes. I look forward to the spectacle of the production and do not think it takes away from the music. Besides, if you're at the back of a stadium it loses energy without production.