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Title: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Basskid on May 08, 2018, 08:00:50 PM
And hour and a half until showtime ish!

1. Love Is All We Have Left
2. The Blackout
3. Lights of Home
4. BD
5. IWF
6. Gloria
7. Red Flag Day
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
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: noelle510 on May 08, 2018, 08:12:16 PM
Enjoy the show! Wish I was able to go.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Argo on May 08, 2018, 08:41:17 PM
Based on sound check, could be a good surprise tonight.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: skelter on May 08, 2018, 08:53:05 PM
Off to bed. Glad band is still soundchecking themselves at this stage of tour. Since this is a spoiler thread, can we come out and just say stuff? I know it's _ _ _.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Argo on May 08, 2018, 09:05:46 PM
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Off to bed. Glad band is still soundchecking themselves at this stage of tour. Since this is a spoiler thread, can we come out and just say stuff? I know it's _ _ _.
Not really sure how many people want the surprise during the show or before it. I posted about Acrobat being played and that pretty quickly got the full spoiler treatment (not in the concert thread). In any event, it appears a song off SOE that hasn't been played before, will be. Have seen the setlist so definitely seems to be happening. Will be in first part of the show.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Basskid on May 08, 2018, 09:38:54 PM
Here we go!
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: GoldenStateGirl on May 08, 2018, 09:43:33 PM
So it sounds like he sang LIAWHL.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Basskid on May 08, 2018, 09:45:46 PM
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So it sounds like he sang LIAWHL.

Oh definitely. It looked like he'd been wearing a headset mic every night so I'm not sure if this was actually the first night he sang it or what.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: skelter on May 08, 2018, 09:50:47 PM
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So it sounds like he sang LIAWHL.

Oh definitely. It looked like he'd been wearing a headset mic every night so I'm not sure if this was actually the first night he sang it or what.
idc whether he lip syned in Tulsa and StL, but defenders kept insisting he HAD to lipsynch bc of AR.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Basskid on May 08, 2018, 09:59:26 PM
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So it sounds like he sang LIAWHL.

Oh definitely. It looked like he'd been wearing a headset mic every night so I'm not sure if this was actually the first night he sang it or what.
idc whether he lip syned in Tulsa and StL, but defenders kept insisting he HAD to lipsynch bc of AR.

The AR definitely has nothing to do with it.  I know he was wearing a headset in St Louis, but I couldn't tell if it was live or not.  Tonight from just a mixlr it was obvious, so who knows.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: skelter on May 08, 2018, 10:06:38 PM
Tulsa and StL liawhl sounded too album perfect. Which Bono never is live
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Post by: GoldenStateGirl on May 08, 2018, 10:08:00 PM
Gloria into Red Flag Day...it’s a great time to be a U2 fan!!!
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Basskid on May 08, 2018, 10:09:32 PM
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Tulsa and StL liawhl sounded too album perfect. Which Bono never is live

Yeah I thought that too, but him wearing the headset was confusing. 
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Basskid on May 08, 2018, 10:09:50 PM
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Gloria into Red Flag Day...it’s a great time to be a U2 fan!!!

Great for Bass playing U2 fans!
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Argo on May 08, 2018, 10:34:28 PM
Basskid, thanks for setting this up and updating the setlist.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Basskid on May 08, 2018, 10:38:40 PM
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Basskid, thanks for setting this up and updating the setlist.

No problem.  There are a bunch of other people that used to do it, but I don't know where they've gone since the shut down.  I started following these setlist threads back at the beginning of 360 when it was mostly all we had.  It was amazing to get to sort of enjoy the show through text updates and occasionally a bad audio feed with a bunch of other fans!  Nowadays it's a lot quieter on here because people can listen or even watch all the shows, but it's still fun to have!
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Argo on May 08, 2018, 10:59:04 PM
It's time for Acrobat
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Basskid on May 08, 2018, 11:04:45 PM
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It's time for Acrobat

It's been so good every night!
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Basskid on May 08, 2018, 11:56:48 PM
That's it for the night! Goodnight everyone!
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Argo on May 09, 2018, 12:03:31 AM
I missed RFD live as had to do something. Looking forward to some Youtube clips.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: BlueSquirrel on May 09, 2018, 03:30:44 AM
Have a look there, for instance : ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzt2JBT4c6c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzt2JBT4c6c)
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: laoghaire on May 09, 2018, 05:26:39 AM
OMG, RFD! I'll be watching as soon as I have a chance, but I'm dying to know if it was any good or disappointing.

Live LIAWHL vocals also is a surprise.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: boom boom on May 09, 2018, 05:44:29 AM
I really hope by the time they hit Montreal they keep Red Flag Day.  Really hope they also drop 13 as a closer  (it's a dud closer) and sing You're The Best Thing full band electric and not acoustic.  It would be also nice if they add back Wild Horses to the encore. 
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: laoghaire on May 09, 2018, 06:32:13 AM
YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

It sounded great! OMG! Boston 2 PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE??

Bono was really having fun with it, too.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: laoghaire on May 09, 2018, 06:37:49 AM
I tried to find LIAWHL on YT for May 8 but not having luck. May 7 yes but not 8. If anyone comes across a vid I'd appreciate a link. Curious about the potentially live vocals.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: skelter on May 09, 2018, 07:05:25 AM
^hope the yt channels fantie or terrorsttitch post something!
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: miryclay on May 09, 2018, 07:10:16 AM
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I really hope by the time they hit Montreal they keep Red Flag Day.  Really hope they also drop 13 as a closer  (it's a dud closer) and sing You're The Best Thing full band electric and not acoustic.  It would be also nice if they add back Wild Horses to the encore. 

Horses needs to come back. It might become a multiple night appearance type thing.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: dougie on May 09, 2018, 08:54:59 AM
The sound was better than the first night. RFD totally rocks. The bass sound and jamming is incredible. Adam was very prominent throughout tonight. I thought Acrobat was tighter than the night before. Get Out of your Own Way and American Soul are impressive; was not enthusiastic about those two before seeing them.

Still think they need to change the encore- needs more upbeat song. LIAWHL needs the impact moments tweaked a bit. The band is playing real well for the beginning of the tour. Very excited for Vegas! I hope they pull out ‘Showman’ in Vegas.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Albono on May 09, 2018, 10:12:04 AM
RFD should be a mainstay throughout the whole tour! Adam is a bass god!
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: laoghaire on May 09, 2018, 10:14:38 AM
Yeah Bono pointed at Adam during the song to put him in the spotlight.

Sigh. I love Adam.

Was Larry wearing glasses?
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Albono on May 09, 2018, 10:18:00 AM
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Have a look there, for instance : ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzt2JBT4c6c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzt2JBT4c6c)

Loved it when Bono was pointing at Adam!
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: miryclay on May 09, 2018, 10:20:23 AM
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Yeah Bono pointed at Adam during the song to put him in the spotlight.

Sigh. I love Adam.

Was Larry wearing glasses?

Yup glasses.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: McSwilly on May 09, 2018, 10:59:10 AM
This was a tough one, and pretty depressing for me.
The upper level behind the stage was blocked off due to slow sales.
The crowd didn't even stand up until Beautiful Day, and sat for most new songs.
Bono had a hard time getting the crowd, (in the stands) involved.
The new songs were not well received.
The show is over choreographed.
I like when they just rock out - Gloria, etc.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: laoghaire on May 09, 2018, 11:09:52 AM
I deserve to be in GA. If there were 100 of me in GA, me and my clones would raise the roof.

I will try to raise the roof from the nosebleeds but somehow I doubt how effective I can be.

But I'm gonna try.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: skelter on May 09, 2018, 11:52:20 AM
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I deserve to be in GA. If there were 100 of me in GA, me and my clones would raise the roof.

I will try to raise the roof from the nosebleeds but somehow I doubt how effective I can be.

But I'm gonna try.

 ;D ;D anyone found video of liawhl SJ #2?
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: miryclay on May 09, 2018, 11:57:05 AM
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I deserve to be in GA. If there were 100 of me in GA, me and my clones would raise the roof.

I will try to raise the roof from the nosebleeds but somehow I doubt how effective I can be.

But I'm gonna try.

Awesome!
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: laoghaire on May 09, 2018, 12:39:14 PM
Sorry about my momentary whine.

I am excited though.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: space baby on May 09, 2018, 01:31:48 PM
very happy RFD is in the mix.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: GoldenStateGirl on May 09, 2018, 01:51:55 PM
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I deserve to be in GA. If there were 100 of me in GA, me and my clones would raise the roof.

I will try to raise the roof from the nosebleeds but somehow I doubt how effective I can be.

But I'm gonna try.

This is me EVERY TIME.  I have only been in GA twice, and it is the BEST, but my husband Oldy McOlderson doesn't want to anymore, wahhhhh. 

I have been dancing my butt off at shows since I was 16 years old (the Forum, Sting, 1988) and I ain't quitting yet!  I'll be raising the roof of the Fabulous Forum at LA 1&2.  WHO'S WITH ME?
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: laoghaire on May 09, 2018, 02:10:39 PM
I'VE NEVER HAD GA
WAAAAAAAAAAAAH

Guys, yes, raise the roof.

Think about it this way. Everybody wants a piece of them. Bono in particular, we collectively demand it.

He will work his ass off for us and give us that piece. We may notice that what he is able to give is not the same as what we're used to, but he's gonna give all he's got.

But he wants that piece of us in return.

How hard must it be to give all that energy to people just sitting and staring at their phones.

Guys, give them, and especially our frontman who needs it, a big piece of us. He's working to give you a great time, meet him there. If you have to jazz yourself up, do it.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: miracle_al on May 09, 2018, 02:11:36 PM
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I deserve to be in GA. If there were 100 of me in GA, me and my clones would raise the roof.

I will try to raise the roof from the nosebleeds but somehow I doubt how effective I can be.

But I'm gonna try.

This is me EVERY TIME.  I have only been in GA twice, and it is the BEST, but my husband Oldy McOlderson doesn't want to anymore, wahhhhh. 

I have been dancing my butt off at shows since I was 16 years old (the Forum, Sting, 1988) and I ain't quitting yet!  I'll be raising the roof of the Fabulous Forum at LA 1&2.  WHO'S WITH ME?


We'll be there LA1, GoldenStateGirl. 
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: skelter on May 09, 2018, 06:13:47 PM
I haven't watched any yt vids of 13 on ei, but I like the significance of opening with liawhl and closing with 13, in accordance with the album.

I always thought liawhl and 13 are best bets for sad movie soundtrack, if U2 went the route of seeking relevancy from blockbusters.

13 on the BBC special was great. I know, ei is a different stage and setting. Th MIGHT not close w 13 if they realize traffic leaving the arena (when the band is hurried out) is higher than past 2015 & 2017 tours. Practical reasons.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: NotComingDown on May 09, 2018, 07:08:21 PM
Here are my stream-of-consciousness notes from GA last night:

Love is LIVE and SO good
Blackout KILLS
Lights of Home is working really well, stage setup is good
Beautiful day is in the right place
IWF still hype
Gloria not the best for this crowd?
RFD works! Crowd into it
The ocean a bit too rambly, crowd fading
Iris brought them back, hits harder than I expected
Opposite for Cedarwood, big meh
SBS shouldn't be acoustic in this spot, still works though
Raised By Wolves is GOOD
UTEOTW is BETTER
first act is REALLY good.

People do love their elevation
And their vertigo
And their desire!!
Macphisto is better tonight
Acrobat rules, crowd got more into it as it went on, edge's solo EXPLODES
Best Thing works better in the arena in this spot, good cool-down from the madness
Likewise for SATS! Didn't lose the crowd as much as I thought it would
Pride is still the biggest song in the universe, meh on stream but huge in the room
Transition to get out is great (<--- but here's where things start to go wrong)
Get out not totally winning over the crowd like i thought it would! 😞

Is this show too long?

American Soul is a bad song. Crowd likes it more than me but that isn't saying much. It might just be the staging with the flag. Not much excitement at all.
COBL is only working because of the cool staging and lights. Does not feel like the climactic closer it should be.

One sounds good but people are starting to leave
Nobody is into Love Is Bigger (except me) 😞

This show is definitely too long

Tons of people leaving before the end of Love Is Bigger, This spot needs to be WOWY or Bad
I really like 13 to close the show but people are streaming out.

---
Overall I had tons of fun and GA was rockin. Very cool setlist for hardcore fans but it's too long (never thought I'd say that!) and is crying out for a BIG song towards the end.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: garyu2 on May 10, 2018, 01:53:56 AM
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This was a tough one, and pretty depressing for me.
The upper level behind the stage was blocked off due to slow sales.
The crowd didn't even stand up until Beautiful Day, and sat for most new songs.
Bono had a hard time getting the crowd, (in the stands) involved.
The new songs were not well received.
The show is over choreographed.
I like when they just rock out - Gloria, etc.

Most American crowds are rubbish perhaps?

There’s a brilliant video of Edge playing Pride IN THE CROWD at the earlier shows and he’s surrounded by middle aged folk messing with their phones. Get into the show people!


As Louis C.K. said....”why are watching a sh**ty version of something that’s happening 5 feet infront of your face? Why are you taping this? you’re NEVER gonna watch it!”
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: Pseudonym on May 10, 2018, 09:02:34 AM
This was my wife's first U2 show and my first in a very long time. My wife, who works in refugee resettlement, cried during RFD. I think this show fully converted her to a major fan after years of a gradual build. For us, the show was essentially perfect. The U2 BBC special was available on the in-flight entertainment system on our flight home, so we watched that together.

My only real complaint was the immensely intoxicated lady in the redzone with the piercing scream who felt the need to swing her jacket wildly in the air smacking other people and who also tried to kiss a guy she didn't know who seemed underage. I didn't care for the people smoking on the floor either.
Title: Re: **SPOILERS** San Jose 2 #U2eiTour Show Thread
Post by: laoghaire on May 10, 2018, 11:44:32 AM
CNN ran a story about one of the refugees in the caravan from Central America. I think her name was Gina Hernandez but my memory is trash now. Anyway, near the end, she describes how overwhelming it was to, after a month of fear and anxiety and misery and illness for her and her kids and hunger, finally see the border with her own eyes. I thought of the line, "Paradise is a place, you can see it when it's yours," and bam, the tears went. It's quite a line because it means several things and there are different tones you can attach to it. Gina could see the border but it wasn't hers. We'll see if it will be.