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**SPOILERS** San Jose 1 #U2eiTOUR Show Thread
« on: May 07, 2018, 07:32:20 PM »
Alright guys!  It's almost showtime.  What are you hoping for tonight?

1. Love Is All We Have Left
2. The Blackout
3. Lights of Home
4. BD
5. IWF
6. Gloria
7. All Because of You
8. The Ocean
9. Iris
10. CR
11. SBS
12. RBW
13. UTEOTW
Intermission-HMTMKMKM
14. Elevation
15. Vertigo
16. Desire
17. Acrobat
18. Best Thing
19. Staring at the Sun
20. Pride
21. GOOYOW
22. American Soul
23. COBL
24. One
25. Love is Bigger
26. 13
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Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 1 #U2eiTOUR Show Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 07:52:37 PM »
I'm hoping at some point they decide to work "Streets" back into the set.  And by "at some point," I mean by tomorrow night since I'll be going! Someone else said it, and I agree, that there is something cathartic about the song that connects so deeply with a crowd.

Any word on a rehearsal/sound check and if anything new was played?
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Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 1 #U2eiTOUR Show Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 08:01:09 PM »
Just excellence, no more.

I'm interested in the setlist still - will it change up again or is StL where they will settle?

The thing about the setlist is, I sense there's more to it narratively than we are realizing. Maybe they should have dispensed with the artistic storytelling and just played some damn tunes, but this is U2. And I mean that in the very best way.

The whole SOI+SOE thing was narrative in nature, more than simply a theme like War or America. So that's what we have.

Look, I've said my complaints too about the setlist but there's something in there. Problem is, I can't see the visuals that well in the YT vids.

Take The Ocean. That's a weird choice, right? A deep cut, sure, but hardly a rocker. I thought it was odd when we heard it was rehearsed. But there's stuff in it: I felt like a star - which ties thematically with HMTM, but on the Innocence side. The ocean itself ties in with a heavy water theme I'm seeing. I don't yet understand the nature of those waters - are they a threat or redemptive - wish I could see better.

I know HMTM seems like a throwaway intermission recording but that comic seems like the linchpin for this whole narrative. It's religious. Parts of the words I can't see (cut off by videographer, not complaining, it was a difficult task) so I don't have the full tale. There's a part where - I forgot the wording - innocence is raised above experience. Experience has been corrupting for them, perhaps, but imho it's not a two part story but a three part narrative: innocence, experience, and redemption. Or maybe the last is ascent.

There's more but I'm only beginning to work it out.

Maybe it came at some cost if the audience doesn't get it, but the setlist is brilliant.

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Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 1 #U2eiTOUR Show Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2018, 08:08:41 PM »
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Just excellence, no more.

I'm interested in the setlist still - will it change up again or is StL where they will settle?

The thing about the setlist is, I sense there's more to it narratively than we are realizing. Maybe they should have dispensed with the artistic storytelling and just played some damn tunes, but this is U2. And I mean that in the very best way.

The whole SOI+SOE thing was narrative in nature, more than simply a theme like War or America. So that's what we have.

Look, I've said my complaints too about the setlist but there's something in there. Problem is, I can't see the visuals that well in the YT vids.

Take The Ocean. That's a weird choice, right? A deep cut, sure, but hardly a rocker. I thought it was odd when we heard it was rehearsed. But there's stuff in it: I felt like a star - which ties thematically with HMTM, but on the Innocence side. The ocean itself ties in with a heavy water theme I'm seeing. I don't yet understand the nature of those waters - are they a threat or redemptive - wish I could see better.

I know HMTM seems like a throwaway intermission recording but that comic seems like the linchpin for this whole narrative. It's religious. Parts of the words I can't see (cut off by videographer, not complaining, it was a difficult task) so I don't have the full tale. There's a part where - I forgot the wording - innocence is raised above experience. Experience has been corrupting for them, perhaps, but imho it's not a two part story but a three part narrative: innocence, experience, and redemption. Or maybe the last is ascent.

There's more but I'm only beginning to work it out.

Maybe it came at some cost if the audience doesn't get it, but the setlist is brilliant.

Well said, good points!

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Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 1 #U2eiTOUR Show Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2018, 08:09:45 PM »
Have to think there will continue to be small setlist changes from concert to concert. Obviously isn't going to be big changes, but things like NYD coming in and out, maybe SFS in sometimes etc. And they did rehearse other songs so they hopefully get a run at some point. Hopefully they re-work or drop Best Thing as that is probably the weakest point especially following Acrobat.

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Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 1 #U2eiTOUR Show Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2018, 08:41:11 PM »
Start on time! Lol zzz too late.

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Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 1 #U2eiTOUR Show Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2018, 09:18:30 PM »
Should be starting soon.

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Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 1 #U2eiTOUR Show Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2018, 09:28:08 PM »
Ok the intro has started!

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Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 1 #U2eiTOUR Show Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2018, 09:50:01 PM »
Setlist is around on twitter. Bit of a surprise coming after I Will Follow.

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Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 1 #U2eiTOUR Show Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2018, 09:55:20 PM »
This must be Gloria

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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2018, 10:00:33 PM »
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This must be Gloria
is that the only special? Couldn't find the setlist on atu2 twitter.

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Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 1 #U2eiTOUR Show Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2018, 12:14:56 AM »
bring back wild horses you monsters!

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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2018, 12:36:54 AM »
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This must be Gloria
is that the only special? Couldn't find the setlist on atu2 twitter.
Sorry, wasn't able to hang around for the rest of it, but as you will now know, yes. Other than possibly the return of RBW. Although any concert that has Acrobat should still be considered special. Interesting that Wild Horses was a one off for opening night so far. maybe they not happy with it and need some more practice.   

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Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 1 #U2eiTOUR Show Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2018, 12:40:54 AM »
The set is pretty long. What"s the duration?

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Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 1 #U2eiTOUR Show Thread
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2018, 01:24:46 AM »
That snippet of Landlady working its way to Best Thing is perfect.
Ali slowly cooling down the intensity of Acrobat.