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Title: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Tumbling Dice on January 15, 2011, 10:41:45 PM
Would you like to see the return of The Fly and/or Bullet for the remainder of the 360 tour?

If so, where in the set would you like to see them slotted?




Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on January 15, 2011, 10:54:20 PM
I voted for The Fly, but I would be totally fine with neither song in the setlist.

And I would make it the first song of the encore, replacing HMTMKMKM.  Its really the only spot The Fly fits thematically
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Aqua on January 15, 2011, 10:56:30 PM
The Fly or neither.
Both are great live songs. but it's a competitive set and these are just another couple of warhorses that were deliberately edged out.
I think The Fly could be amazing with the 360 set up, and it's, well, the fly, so it'll be a great choice. but not worth dropping anything current for either really.

that SAID i wouldn't mind seeing the fly rotated in every now and then one bit.
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: trashbag on January 15, 2011, 11:02:33 PM
The Fly would work really well with the laser suit or with the screen extended, with all of the subliminal messages and whatnot. Bullet the Blue Sky is kinda tricky to fit in with the way the setlist is. The only place I can think of is in place of Sunday Bloody Sunday, after Crazy Tonight, since that slot seems to be where things get political  ;D And I'd only accept its return if Edge brings back his blistering solo from Zoo TV/Elevation and not do the slower, not nearly as exciting Vertigo solo.
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Tumbling Dice on January 15, 2011, 11:11:06 PM
I've always felt a 360 set-list was lacking something with the omission of these two songs- warhorses or not, and they would definitely give a big boost to the show for long term fans and casuals alike.

I think it's time to do away with the whole Walk On bit and close the main set with The Fly.  

They should play Bullet as the first song after the Crazy remix, drop SBS and add Please after Bullet.  

What a home straight that would be:- Crazy - Bullet - Please - Scarlet - The Fly.  8)



Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: StrongGirl on January 15, 2011, 11:58:02 PM
Neither for me but that shouldn't surprise anyone around here :D
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: birdlover on January 16, 2011, 02:31:11 AM
I'd love to see them rotate the Fly in the slot UV has, but I really dislike Bullet. As long as I get UV at least twice this summer I'll be happy. ;D

Gosh, I feel like I'm putting coins in a jukebox. Just play what you want, boys!
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: u2kennesaw,ga on January 16, 2011, 06:23:04 AM
I WANT THE FLY BACK.

Its my second favorite song
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: MarsGirl on January 16, 2011, 08:48:24 AM
I voted for The Fly but only if its that slow version that they did on the Elevation Tour.... I am good with Bullet staying out of the tour... It's been done on every previous tour that I have on bootleg and it needs some retirement. However, I wouldnt mind a different political song... like Silver & Gold. Maybe after SBS. I do not want SBS removed.... They can do that one forever, I always love it.
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Droo on January 16, 2011, 09:46:43 AM
I like The Fly a lot, but I think it's been done. I have the ZooTV and Elevation DVD performances I can watch whenever I want. My desire to hear it live is sated by those.

Bullet has never been a song I like. I far prefer its "sequel", Love & Peace Or Else.
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: MarsGirl on January 16, 2011, 10:33:06 AM
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I like The Fly a lot, but I think it's been done. I have the ZooTV and Elevation DVD performances I can watch whenever I want. My desire to hear it live is sated by those.

Bullet has never been a song I like. I far prefer its "sequel", Love & Peace Or Else.

Me too!
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 16, 2011, 11:54:57 AM
The Fly, its brilliant and would fit right in.

Bullet has not been good live since Zoo TV (where by the way it was spectacular). Ever since its been terrible.
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Miami66 on January 16, 2011, 03:38:14 PM
I don't really think the fly sounds that good live



Bullet on the other hand would ROCK


but then the GHT people would start B&M again.
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: efdeat on January 16, 2011, 05:38:05 PM
I've never seen either live, so I'd be jazzed to hear both. 
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: MarsGirl on January 16, 2011, 05:39:58 PM
I dont understand all the acronyms miami66 used.

What are you talking about?? I love the live version of The Fly!!!
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 16, 2011, 06:07:18 PM
I say the Fly, as its always been one of my favorites.

Say goodbye to Bullet for the rest of the tour, they murdered it during the Vertigo Tour.

Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: MarsGirl on January 16, 2011, 06:25:06 PM
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I say the Fly, as its always been one of my favorites.

Say goodbye to Bullet for the rest of the tour, they murdered it during the Vertigo Tour.



WHAT?!?!?! I loved it in the Vertigo Tour!!!
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: briscoetheque on January 16, 2011, 06:34:40 PM
Bullet is a great song but it's lost all relevance due to Bono trying to adapt its cause to all sorts of different ones over the years (gun control, iraq, etc)

SBS is suffering the same fate for mine. Radio Tehran? Um...

I just rewatched Popmart Mexico the other night for the first time in a long time. And had forgotten about Edge describing SBS as 'a song they weren't sure they'd ever play again'...  ::)
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: briscoetheque on January 16, 2011, 06:34:56 PM
Oh, but yeah, THE FLY
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: MarsGirl on January 16, 2011, 06:36:00 PM
I love SBS so much. I never get tired of hearing it.
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Miami66 on January 16, 2011, 07:16:36 PM
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I dont understand all the acronyms miami66 used.

What are you talking about?? I love the live version of The Fly!!!

GHT = Greatest Hits Tour


B&M = Mitch & Bone
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Joe90usa on January 17, 2011, 01:45:34 AM
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B&M = Mitch & Bone

Sounds like a morning radio show.
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Domenico of Lovetown on January 17, 2011, 05:28:06 AM
I'm far more interested in the return of All I Want Is You and Love Rescue Me to the main set..
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Tumbling Dice on January 17, 2011, 05:39:41 AM
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I'm far more interested in the return of All I Want Is You and Love Rescue Me to the main set..

I think that's highly likely, alas.


Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: EnduringChill on January 17, 2011, 06:07:16 AM
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I say the Fly, as its always been one of my favorites.

Say goodbye to Bullet for the rest of the tour, they murdered it during the Vertigo Tour.



WHAT?!?!?! I loved it in the Vertigo Tour!!!
I didn't like it that much. Well, we can't share opinions...
I would love The Fly, not Bullet. The Fly played exactly like the Elevatio version. EXACTLY. THE. SAME. If it can be pulled off. Which of course it can.
Moving on...
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I'm far more interested in the return of All I Want Is You and Love Rescue Me to the main set..
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Droo on January 17, 2011, 09:59:59 AM
No! Keep Rattle & Hum out of the setlist for this leg, please. Don't make me suffer through that twice.
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: EnduringChill on January 17, 2011, 10:01:58 AM
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No! Keep Rattle & Hum out of the setlist for this leg, please. Don't make me suffer through that twice.
:(
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Starman on January 17, 2011, 04:45:29 PM
I picked both
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: mrsamrocks2 on January 18, 2011, 01:14:39 AM
We want Mofo, Gone, Last Night on Earth, Please, Discothèque and Lemon! Not songs that have been played during most of the last 20-25 years
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: EnduringChill on January 18, 2011, 06:49:23 AM
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We want Mofo, Gone, Last Night on Earth, Please, Discothèque and Lemon! Not songs that have been played during most of the last 20-25 years
WOOT!
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: MarsGirl on January 18, 2011, 07:03:08 AM
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We want Mofo, Gone, Last Night on Earth, Please, Discothèque and Lemon! Not songs that have been played during most of the last 20-25 years
WOOT!

As most of you know, I really do not like the song Mofo. But when Bono sings it live, it sounds sexy, so I'm good with this list.
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Tumbling Dice on January 18, 2011, 01:05:32 PM
It's very interesting to see that only 3 people out of 40 don't want to see the return of The Fly or Bullet the Blue Sky.


Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Droo on January 18, 2011, 02:05:10 PM
I said neither because The Fly has had its day (several days, actually) in U2 setlists. I feel like I've seen it live plenty of times just by the concert footage. I desire to see something new.

And no to Bullet because I don't like it. :P
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Tumbling Dice on January 18, 2011, 03:13:50 PM
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I said neither because The Fly has had its day (several days, actually) in U2 setlists. I feel like I've seen it live plenty of times just by the concert footage. I desire to see something new.

If that's your criteria, then, Beautiful Day, Streets, WOWY, One, New Year's Day, I Will Follow, SBS, Walk On, Mysterious Ways, UTEOTW, COBL, Vertigo, Stay, SIAMYCGOO, ISHFWILF, Elevation, have all had their day.

The Fly in one helluva more spectacular performance song than most of those.

Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: eddyjedi on January 18, 2011, 04:01:36 PM
Bring the Fly back, Even better than the real thing too, oh and discotheque and last night on earth and please. Please more than any of the others, please.
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Droo on January 18, 2011, 04:15:44 PM
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I said neither because The Fly has had its day (several days, actually) in U2 setlists. I feel like I've seen it live plenty of times just by the concert footage. I desire to see something new.

If that's your criteria, then, Beautiful Day, Streets, WOWY, One, New Year's Day, I Will Follow, SBS, Walk On, Mysterious Ways, UTEOTW, COBL, Vertigo, Stay, SIAMYCGOO, ISHFWILF, Elevation, have all had their day.

The Fly in one helluva more spectacular performance song than most of those.



Except all of those are also massive hits (minus UTEOTW and Stay). Elimination of those would irk audiences far more than The Fly.

That said, killing WOWY, One, IWF, SBS, MW, UTEOTW, and/or Stuck wouldn't bother me in the slightest either.

*sits back and imagines a concert free of UTEOTW* :)
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 18, 2011, 04:20:15 PM
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I said neither because The Fly has had its day (several days, actually) in U2 setlists. I feel like I've seen it live plenty of times just by the concert footage. I desire to see something new.

If that's your criteria, then, Beautiful Day, Streets, WOWY, One, New Year's Day, I Will Follow, SBS, Walk On, Mysterious Ways, UTEOTW, COBL, Vertigo, Stay, SIAMYCGOO, ISHFWILF, Elevation, have all had their day.

The Fly in one helluva more spectacular performance song than most of those.



Except all of those are also massive hits (minus UTEOTW and Stay). Elimination of those would irk audiences far more than The Fly.

That said, killing WOWY, One, IWF, SBS, MW, UTEOTW, and/or Stuck wouldn't bother me in the slightest either.

*sits back and imagines a concert free of UTEOTW* :)

Now now, be nice.  :D
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Droo on January 18, 2011, 04:27:24 PM
A person can dream out loud, right? ;) hehe
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Bundang Dave on January 20, 2011, 07:41:21 PM
For me, Bullet has been the highlight of every tour they've played it on, so I'd really like to see it back. It would work great toward the end of the main set, leading into at least a snippet (though preferably the entire) Cedars of Lebanon:
Crazy Tonight-->Bullet the Blue Sky-->Cedars of Lebanon-->Sunday Bloody Sunday

The Fly doesn't excite me quite as much, but I do still  really love it too. I think The Fly could work well thematically and sonically if it preceded Boots.
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on January 21, 2011, 06:43:52 AM
The Fly of course  8)

I actually voted for both. I love The Fly as you might have guessed, and I really like Bullet The Blue Sky aswell. I would really like to see Love And Peace Or Else played live again. That solo absolutley kills when The Edge plays it live. Either Love And Peace or Cedars Of Lebanon would be a great addition to the set-list. Cedars would be a great concert closer I think... maybe one for U2 to think about?
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: MarsGirl on January 21, 2011, 07:10:52 AM
I love Love Peace or Else too!!! And I love the version of The Fly the way they sang it on Elevation with that slow part in the beginning.
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: hurricane hugo on January 21, 2011, 07:38:39 AM
I voted neither.

not because I don't like the songs, but because there are so many other songs that would fit in better.

#@!
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Bads316 on January 21, 2011, 08:23:36 AM
Both, instead of Walk On and SBS
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Tumbling Dice on January 21, 2011, 10:00:30 AM
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Both, instead of Walk On and SBS

We think alike.


Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Droo on January 21, 2011, 10:03:40 AM
I like the idea of replacing the entire "political" section of the show with something else. Goodbye SBS and Walk On. Keep Scarlet, add L&POE, Cedars, and Seconds.
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Tumbling Dice on January 21, 2011, 10:11:29 AM
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For me, Bullet has been the highlight of every tour they've played it on, so I'd really like to see it back. It would work great toward the end of the main set, leading into at least a snippet (though preferably the entire) Cedars of Lebanon:

Playing Bullet would be a neat way to incorporate Cedars into the show. 8)


Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Domenico of Lovetown on January 21, 2011, 11:06:08 AM
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For me, Bullet has been the highlight of every tour they've played it on, so I'd really like to see it back. It would work great toward the end of the main set, leading into at least a snippet (though preferably the entire) Cedars of Lebanon:

Playing Bullet would be a neat way to incorporate Cedars into the show. 8)





I would like to see a full version of Cedars immediately after MOS...
Title: Re: The Return Of The Fly & Bullet The Blue Sky
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 21, 2011, 11:09:03 AM
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For me, Bullet has been the highlight of every tour they've played it on, so I'd really like to see it back. It would work great toward the end of the main set, leading into at least a snippet (though preferably the entire) Cedars of Lebanon:

Playing Bullet would be a neat way to incorporate Cedars into the show. 8)


Interesting idea being their both about violence and war.

I could see them using a long snippet of Cedars at the end of Bullet maybe.