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Title: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: Anthony02 on February 12, 2009, 01:16:43 AM
This is probably my favorite part of any U2 show. I also like how the song instantly changes when its live. (obviously alot their songs change a bit live, but the intro ones get that beginning change.) Ive been lucky to see a show for each studio album since The Joshua Tree. Streets is amazing as we all know. Need I say anymore. ZOO TV was just as good. Zoo Station was great, as Bono rises up. POP was interesting. The pop musik song and then switchin to Mofo was cool. However, the Elevation Tour was brilliance. I remember being in the heart for one show. The house lights on, and that funky intro of Elevation kickin in. (my fav elevation mix) And here come the boys. Freakin awesome. Next up, the Vertigo Tour. I wasnt sure how they would top that. Well the lights go off, that long intro of COBL kicks in. I see the boys on stage, but wheres Bono? Oh crap, he just popped up on the Elipse (is that what it was called?) confetti and all. Awesome. Well I cant even imagine what we'll see on the new tour, but Im sure it will be a sight. So share your thoughts on your fav intro. Id like to hear some stories bout the pre- Joshua Tree shows.
Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: spanner on February 12, 2009, 04:35:50 AM
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This is probably my favorite part of any U2 show. I also like how the song instantly changes when its live. (obviously alot their songs change a bit live, but the intro ones get that beginning change.) Ive been lucky to see a show for each studio album since The Joshua Tree. Streets is amazing as we all know. Need I say anymore. ZOO TV was just as good. Zoo Station was great, as Bono rises up. POP was interesting. The pop musik song and then switchin to Mofo was cool. However, the Elevation Tour was brilliance. I remember being in the heart for one show. The house lights on, and that funky intro of Elevation kickin in. (my fav elevation mix) And here come the boys. Freakin awesome. Next up, the Vertigo Tour. I wasnt sure how they would top that. Well the lights go off, that long intro of COBL kicks in. I see the boys on stage, but wheres Bono? Oh crap, he just popped up on the Elipse (is that what it was called?) confetti and all. Awesome. Well I cant even imagine what we'll see on the new tour, but Im sure it will be a sight. So share your thoughts on your fav intro. Id like to hear some stories bout the pre- Joshua Tree shows.
this is difficault because some of the intros have been amazing !
1.i love the joshua tree intro with the red background and the start of streets
2.the start of zoo tv (indoor) where bono just wondered wailing something and then the intro to zoo station kicked in.. awsome
3.elevation with the trippy intro and all the band walking on stage was great before kicking into elevation
i think id probbaly go with zoo tv the crowd would be at fever pitch and bono just appeared on the side and it was just amazing :)
where you at one of the sept chicago vertigo shows when bono walked along the rails of the elipse and just appeared at the centre of the elipse out of the blue ? he was a rail between me and him when i realiased he was walking along the railing where i was on edge's side in the elipse and i got a pic of the side of his face as he passed :P
Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: MrsBrown on February 12, 2009, 08:55:07 AM
Clannad, Theme from "Harry's Game."  War Tour.  You can hear at beginning of "UABRS" video.  Incredibly perfect.  Somber, moody, ethereal.  Worked so well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUiu-JztpKE
Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: jick on February 12, 2009, 09:14:10 AM
Elevation Tour.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: JuniorEmblem on February 12, 2009, 09:16:47 AM
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Clannad, Theme from "Harry's Game."  War Tour.  You can hear at beginning of "UABRS" video.  Incredibly perfect.  Somber, moody, ethereal.  Worked so well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUiu-JztpKE

Ummm, that was the outro.......regardless of how it was made to look on video

Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: JuniorEmblem on February 12, 2009, 09:17:26 AM
#1 - JT
#2 - Zoo
#3 - Pop

Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: vittau on February 12, 2009, 09:49:50 AM
No Line on the Horizon. Larry comes in drumming, then the Edge and Bono enter, and they start Magnificent in all it's epic glory.

Oh wait, this hasn't happened yet. ;D
Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: MrsBrown on February 12, 2009, 10:04:24 AM
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Clannad, Theme from "Harry's Game."  War Tour.  You can hear at beginning of "UABRS" video.  Incredibly perfect.  Somber, moody, ethereal.  Worked so well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUiu-JztpKE

Ummm, that was the outro.......regardless of how it was made to look on video



True, true.  Thanks for the correction.
Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: StrongGirl on February 12, 2009, 12:30:45 PM
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Clannad, Theme from "Harry's Game."  War Tour.  You can hear at beginning of "UABRS" video.  Incredibly perfect.  Somber, moody, ethereal.  Worked so well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUiu-JztpKE

Love it MrsBrown!!!! ;)
Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: joegtheog on February 12, 2009, 12:32:54 PM
POPMart when they walk through the crowd to "POPMuzik" and then kick off MOFO
Title: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: Anthony02 on February 12, 2009, 03:57:46 PM
Hey Spanner, I was at both shows. Got into the Elipse the 2nd nite. I also was at the shows in May, and got great shots of Bono as well. Thanks to my daughter, we got into the Elipse twice. The first nite freaked us out. We were standing in the back of the Elipse, right where Bono came up.
Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: onetreehill on February 12, 2009, 04:37:05 PM
They are all great of course, I like the start of ZooTV.
Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: hurricane hugo on February 12, 2009, 10:41:33 PM
Pop Musik/Mofo - Popmart
4th of July/11 o'Clock Tick Tock - Unforgettable Fire (spring '85)
We Will Rock You(EBN version)/Zoo Station - ZooTV

#@!
Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: Sydney_Mike on February 13, 2009, 02:39:26 AM
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Clannad, Theme from "Harry's Game."  War Tour.  You can hear at beginning of "UABRS" video.  Incredibly perfect.  Somber, moody, ethereal.  Worked so well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUiu-JztpKE

Ummm, that was the outro.......regardless of how it was made to look on video



Not from my experience. When I first saw them in 1984, they opened the show with it on both nights that I saw them. As with UABRS, the first song they played was Out of Control, which made for a blitstering start.
Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: daveyg on February 13, 2009, 07:31:32 AM
Has to be ZooTV followed by a very close second that is Pop!
Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: Celtic00 on February 13, 2009, 07:59:53 AM
Just to add to the list, from the outdoor leg of the Vertigo tour, there was Arcade Fire´s "Wake Up" as the intro - great song & amazing intro by the band.

Also 4th of July, for the Unforgettable Fire tour, yikes I'll feel old!!

I think they have set the standard for intro's since Zoo Tv, then again maybe I'm biased  :o
Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: evel12314 on February 13, 2009, 08:32:50 AM
I think City of Blinding Lights is a great opener! I may be biased since not only is it my favorite song and the one that got me into U2 and also the only one I've seen live, but it was seriously electrifying to hear the first chords of that song dissolving out of that fuzzy sound.

Also love Streets with the red screen, and Zoo Station with Bono's kicking silhouette.
Title: Re: Favorite Concert Intro...
Post by: xeo on February 13, 2009, 09:04:39 AM
1. Zoo TV indoor broadcast - spring '92
2. Elevation - with the lights on...
3. Zoo TV outside broadcast (North America - we will rock you) - fall '92