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Title: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: codeguy on December 24, 2010, 01:14:51 PM
Who wants to share their favorite U2 Live moments?

I'll get the ball rolling:

10. "40": The crowd singing "How long to sing this song" long after the show is over, multiple tours
9. Sunday, Bloody Sunday, white flag, WAR Tour
8. Mysterious Ways, bellydancer, Zoo TV Tour
7. The crowd taking over the singing of "I still haven't found", 360 Tour
6. Beethoven's 9th transitioning into Zoo Station, opening of Zoo TV Tour
5. The Fly, Elevation Tour, with Bono, as the Fly, hitting the glass and 'dying' at the end
4. Bono doing Pavarotti's piece during Miss Sarajevo, Vertigo Tour
3. The "Hallelujah" Chorus at the end of "Running to Stand Still" from Zoo TV
2. Intro to "City of Blinding Lights" from the Vertigo Tour
1. The Intro to "Where the streets have no name" Spine tingling every time! Every Tour!

Other notable candidates for me are Bono's drumming during love and peace on the Vertigo tour and Edge's Guitar solo on Bullet the Blue Sky on the Joshua tree tour. And of course, F*** the revolution!

Anyone else care to share their favorites?
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 24, 2010, 03:22:20 PM
I love your number 2 so much ;D ;D
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: fardreamer on December 24, 2010, 03:30:23 PM
I'll give it a shot, here are mine:

10. The debut of Mercy in Zurich
9.   Bad at Live Aid
8.   "F#% the Revolution!"
7.   Opening night of Zoo TV
6.   Until the End of the World, Zoo TV
5.   Elevation tour Walk On ending with Halleljahs
4.   The debut of Every Breaking Wave in Hesinki
3.   Any time they play Where the Streets Have No Name
2.   Bono's entry in Turin this year after his surgery
1.   Seeing them in person on dec 1 in Melbourne  8)
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: Manchesterisred on December 24, 2010, 08:31:36 PM
20. F**K The revolution
19. With or Without You-Slane
18. Bono's several kicks during the opening of zoo station
17. Bad @ Live8
16. The slow yet electric "The Fly" During the Boston Elevation show
15. "Here me calling" encore during live versions of One
14. The Crowd taking over ISHFWILF during the 360 tour
13. The lighting during COBL on the 360 tour
12. Running to Stand Still/streets performance on ZooTv
11. Bullet The Blue Sky-During Slane Concerts
10. beingg a few metres away from them on Dec13th  <3
9.   Live performances of Walk On
8.   SBS - This Song is not a rebel Song
7.   MLK Speech during PITNOL during Rattle & Hum
6.   Whenever 40 is chanted
5.   bonos opera vocals during MS
4.   Desmond Tutus speech b4 one-Inspirational
3.   Bad -Sydney dec 13th 360
2.   The Joy of Slane Castle
1.   Whenever Streets is performed -Especially @ Slane Castle IMO that was the greatest Live U2 Performace...

bloody hell I <3 this bandd 8)
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: pbayley on December 25, 2010, 06:22:23 AM
1. Bad in Sydney 13/12/10 was incredible, and unexpected. Had to be there to appreciate
2. SBS on rattle & hum for the sheer intensity and genuine anger
3. Running to Stand Still into Streets on ZooTV
4. Kite at Slane
5. WOWY with Shine Like Stars
agree with the others
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: Droo on December 25, 2010, 08:30:33 PM
There is YouTube footage of a performance of Miami in Edmonton, and at the end Bono goes "BA BA BA BA BA BA F***IN' BA!" in a really annoyed voice. I just love it.
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on December 25, 2010, 09:07:01 PM
Hm, no Superbowl performance?

Or Miss Sarajevo in Sarajevo?
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: Joe90usa on December 25, 2010, 11:30:34 PM
Electric Co. performance at the 1983 US Festival.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHa5I40ovdM

Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: u2kennesaw,ga on December 26, 2010, 08:44:16 PM
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Hm, no Superbowl performance?

Or Miss Sarajevo in Sarajevo?
X2
those were HUGE moments
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: codeguy on December 27, 2010, 08:16:32 AM
FORGOT!! Superbowl performance!! ;D
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: An Cat Dubh on December 27, 2010, 11:52:24 AM
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Electric Co. performance at the 1983 US Festival.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHa5I40ovdM



Brilliant! I love this whole show.
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: briscoetheque on December 28, 2010, 02:29:03 AM
1. One in Sydney in 1998. Pouring rain, and lightning across the sky on a night that was all about Hutchence.
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on December 28, 2010, 09:26:39 PM
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1. One in Sydney in 1998. Pouring rain, and lightning across the sky on a night that was all about Hutchence.

I remember reading your story about that. That must have been the coolest thing ever! Wish I could have been there.
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: Drummer Boy on December 29, 2010, 10:02:53 AM
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1. One in Sydney in 1998. Pouring rain, and lightning across the sky on a night that was all about Hutchence.

I remember reading your story about that. That must have been the coolest thing ever! Wish I could have been there.

Bono mentioned that episode, in an interview with Q Magazine, in 1998.

He said something like: "...on the mention of Michael Hutchence,
the Sidney sky lit up, and we all got soaked. That's singers, for you
."

It must have been an amazing moment...

Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: codeguy on December 29, 2010, 04:53:38 PM
Of course, Miss Sarajevo, IN Sarajevo, 1997, would have to rank up there also.
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: StrongGirl on December 29, 2010, 10:25:48 PM
Mothers of the Disappeared with the women on stage in South America  :'(

So many from Slane but I loved Out of Control !

Bad at Live Aid

Red Rocks entire show

Superbowl of course!

Madison Square Garden show after 9/11
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: KezInNZ on December 29, 2010, 11:26:41 PM
U2 tribute to NZ's Pike River miners, who were all killed in a fatal mine explosion a few days before the Auckland concert.  THey did One Tree Hill (tribute song they did for Greg Carroll), it was so moving . . .

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Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: Crewboy on December 30, 2010, 03:27:39 AM
10.  F**K THE REVOLUTION!! - Joshua Tree Tour

 9.  City Of Blinding Lights opening up shows on Vertigo Tour

 8.  Audience sing a long on I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - 360 Tour

 7.  Anytime they play Bad

 6.  The euphoria of the crowd when the lights go up at the beginning of Streets

 5.  The Superbowl Performance

 4.  Live Aid

 3. Scrolling the names of the victims of 9/11 during One on the Elevation Tour

 2. The visual onslaught that was ZooTV

 1. The moment during Streets post 9/11 on the Elevation Tour in Los Angeles when a fan threw an American flag onstage.  Bono then opened up the flag, did a full lap around the heart...flag billowing as he runs, crowd going crazy...as he finishes his lap in time to sing the opening lines of the song....my all time U2 moment.
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: codeguy on January 04, 2011, 03:10:41 PM
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I'll give it a shot, here are mine:

10. The debut of Mercy in Zurich
9.   Bad at Live Aid
8.   "F#% the Revolution!"
7.   Opening night of Zoo TV
6.   Until the End of the World, Zoo TV
5.   Elevation tour Walk On ending with Halleljahs
4.   The debut of Every Breaking Wave in Hesinki
3.   Any time they play Where the Streets Have No Name
2.   Bono's entry in Turin this year after his surgery
1.   Seeing them in person on dec 1 in Melbourne  8)

Yes, forgot about Until the End of the world from Zoo TV, with all the numbers flashing around, though the Slane Castle version, with Bono kicking Edges guitar and falling 'dead' at the end, was also fab.
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: eddyjedi on January 10, 2011, 06:28:11 PM
1. bad /40/ Streets live from boston 2001
2. Streets live from slane castle 2001
3. Streets from Rattle and Hum 1987
4. Streets live from rose bowl 2009
5. Streets live from glastonbury 2011
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: Achtung_Habs on January 11, 2011, 03:55:51 PM
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1. bad /40/ Streets live from boston 2001
2. Streets live from slane castle 2001
3. Streets from Rattle and Hum 1987
4. Streets live from rose bowl 2009
5. Streets live from glastonbury 2011

I see what you did there  ;D
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on January 11, 2011, 04:55:45 PM
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1. bad /40/ Streets live from boston 2001
2. Streets live from slane castle 2001
3. Streets from Rattle and Hum 1987
4. Streets live from rose bowl 2009
5. Streets live from glastonbury 2011

agreed.

but will it open or close the set.
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: The Unknown Caller on January 11, 2011, 06:17:21 PM
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1. bad /40/ Streets live from boston 2001
2. Streets live from slane castle 2001
3. Streets from Rattle and Hum 1987
4. Streets live from rose bowl 2009
5. Streets live from glastonbury 2011

agreed.

but will it open or close the set.

Neither- it'll close the main set pre-encore , where it belongs!
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: eddyjedi on January 11, 2011, 06:56:04 PM
It will open the set. Guaranteed.
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: Boom Cha! on January 11, 2011, 06:58:41 PM
I think that One at the Popmart Mexico City show that was dedicated to Michael Hutchence was pretty powerful. You could tell Bono was holding back some tears.
Title: Re: Top 10 Best U2 live Moments
Post by: The Unknown Caller on January 11, 2011, 07:03:29 PM
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It will open the set. Guaranteed.

I dispute this and hope it's wrong!  ;)