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Offline miami

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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2009, 08:44:56 AM »
it has taken me a while to get into breathe, but it is one of the best songs they've ever done. it doesn't sound like any of their other songs. it rocks and it kicks ass live. who cares if casual fans don't get it!

another thing. u2 always open their set with a song from the album they are touring with. so they will NEVER open with a song from any previous albums.

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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2009, 10:00:39 AM »
Why don't U2 just open with Magnificent, then ditch Breathe, No Line, and Boots, and replace them with more of the oldies or "greatest hits"?

They don't need to force those new songs down the public's throats anymore since by now they have already made up their minds about Boots and whether or not to buy the new album.

Cheers,

J

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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2009, 10:07:40 AM »
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Why don't U2 just open with Magnificent, then ditch Breathe, No Line, and Boots, and replace them with more of the oldies or "greatest hits"?

They don't need to force those new songs down the public's throats anymore since by now they have already made up their minds about Boots and whether or not to buy the new album.

Cheers,

J


Because it isn't U2, The Greatest Hits Tour  ::)

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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2009, 11:22:31 AM »
So many confused posters on here and this post regarding Breathe is nonsense anyway.

Most should know that U2 opens every tour with new songs and at the very least, the first song on the set is always one that defines the new tour. It also often does confuse many casual fans at shows. This is not new at all. Are you going to tell me that all fans were static when Zoo Station was played as the opening track to the ZooTV/Zooropa tour? The 5 minute intro prior to the song was the real hook there but once the opening song started it didn't have people jumping off their seats. However, Zoo Station defined the meaning of the tour so it stayed until the end.

With the Popmart tour, "Mofo" stayed as the opener as it also defined the real meaning of both the Pop album and the tour. Same goes for Elevation, however that song was a bit more exciting live since it has the whoo hoos built in.

During the Vertigo tour, "Citi of Blinding Lights" was a great opener here in the US, but it had a similar effect on the crowds as Breathe does now. Most were still not used to this song and honestly, it is a fairly anti-climatic song also.

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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2009, 12:10:29 PM »
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So many confused posters on here and this post regarding Breathe is nonsense anyway.

What an unclassy response to my post.   Exactly why I continue to visit this board less and less.   

Yes, we all know that they open with a song from the current CD.   There are many to choose from, including Fez-Being Born, Crazy Tonight, etc., which are songs that I, for one, like much better.   
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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2009, 12:13:24 PM »
I love Breathe and think its a great opener.

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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2009, 12:23:41 PM »
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Why don't U2 just open with Magnificent, then ditch Breathe, No Line, and Boots, and replace them with more of the oldies or "greatest hits"?

They don't need to force those new songs down the public's throats anymore since by now they have already made up their minds about Boots and whether or not to buy the new album.

Cheers,

J


Because - get this, Jick - there are fans that actually like the new album. Shocking, isn't it?

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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2009, 01:28:05 PM »
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Why don't U2 just open with Magnificent, then ditch Breathe, No Line, and Boots, and replace them with more of the oldies or "greatest hits"?

They don't need to force those new songs down the public's throats anymore since by now they have already made up their minds about Boots and whether or not to buy the new album.

Cheers,

J


Because they are touring to support their new album ?  It's not a farewell tour.  And as said before, people like the album !

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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2009, 02:14:57 PM »
I never liked Breathe as an opener either.
Magnificent would work for the US crowds and GOYB is another obvious alternative. Stand Up Comedy would be good in the first part of the set though...

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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2009, 02:18:24 PM »
I don't want them to drop it from the set, I just wish they'd open with something else.  My vote?  NLOTH.

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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2009, 04:18:51 PM »
'Breathe' should definitely be in the set but I think GOYB or 'Magnificent' would be more epic openers for the evening to get EVERYONE, die hard and casual fans alike,  into the show.  The opening song in a show is of crucial importance as it sets the tone and it's important to get it just right.  I suspect virtually any fans would have predicted or desired 'Breathe' to have been the opener in this production and neither would the casual concert goer who's hard earned money is keeping the show on the road.  Of course it's U2's decision in the final analysis.

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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2009, 07:16:34 PM »
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Why don't U2 just open with Magnificent, then ditch Breathe, No Line, and Boots, and replace them with more of the oldies or "greatest hits"?

They don't need to force those new songs down the public's throats anymore since by now they have already made up their minds about Boots and whether or not to buy the new album.

Cheers,

J


Because - get this, Jick - there are fans that actually like the new album. Shocking, isn't it?

Ditto that - it's a lot better than the last 2


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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2009, 09:14:23 PM »
the GOYB intro screams open the concert with me...

Let me in the sound etc..maybe lengthen it even more and really build it up.


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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2009, 07:34:59 AM »
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the GOYB intro screams open the concert with me...

Let me in the sound etc..maybe lengthen it even more and really build it up.



how about using that "LET ME IN THE SOUND....nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah" intro they are using right now for Boots as the start of the show...and then go right into Stand Up Comedy?  Save Boots for later.

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Re: Ditch Breathe
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2009, 09:11:49 AM »
It'll be the fourth single (according to a page I saw on U2.com a few days ago), so they ain't gonna drop Breathe.