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Wow, they closed the main set of their Cardiff show with "Bad."

Setlist:

Breathe

No Line On The Horizon

Get On Your Boots

Magnificent

Beautiful Day

Mysterious Ways

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Stay

Unknown Caller

Unforgettable Fire

City of Blinding Lights

Vertigo

I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Remix)

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Pride (In The Name of Love)

MLK

Walk On

Where The Streets Have No Name

One

Bad

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Ultraviolet

With Or Without You

Moment of Surrender

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Can't believe they're not playing "Standup Comedy," easily one of my favorites from the new CD and would lend itself well to rockin' out live.

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Can't believe they're not playing "Standup Comedy," easily one of my favorites from the new CD and would lend itself well to rockin' out live.

I'm surprised too. It's not one of my favorites, but it DOES seem like great fodder for the live show.

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That's really good news for me considering with all the trouble this year -- much of it even financial trouble -- I've had to give up the hold on my tickets. :(

I will say this though -- life is better than I've ever known, and God is revealing himself to me in ways I'd never fathomed. I hope U2 keeps blessing the world, but this is the perfect time in life to not get too depressed over missing a few concerts.

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Was at the Cardiff show and it was incredible. Musically they get 10/10, showmanship 10/10. The set-list was pretty well spot on too. I only wish I had not got a ticket for the back of the stage. Was expecting a bit more of the 360 experience. They may have had a 360 stage but U2 were very 180 as a band. Bono used to travel around the stage more when they had a small stage. Now he has a guitar slung over his shoulder and is on the spot a bit too much. This does not take away from the show though it was incredible.

Support band Glasvegas were so bad. Totally out of their depth. Love the band and debut album, live they are high quality snore value!!!

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My thoughts on the Soldier Field shows as posted on Facebook:

There was a lot of awesome and some not so awesome about the weekend. We had two different type of experiences at the shows. Saturday we had general admission tickets and Sunday we sat in the first row of Section 336.

Awesome

- Great conversations with fans before, during and after the show. I love spending time with U2 fans that know their stuff

--Sense of camaraderie and support with the fans in the GA line. We held spots for each other when we ran to the bathroom, shared sunblock and shady sitting spots. Good thing to 'cos we stood in said line from 7am to 5pm

-Being about 6 feet from Bono during "Magnificent" on Sat. He sweats real sweat! :)

-Being about 7 feet from the rest of the band when they came around to our position on the circle on Sat.

-The stage. If you can't make this tour (and you really should), Google pictures of it. It's incredible.

-Hearing "Blue Room" during the band's first ever performance of it.

-Clean bathrooms = no porta potties!! in the parking deck that us GA people could use

-Security's organization of the line until 2pm

-"Until the End of the World" on Sunday night

-Snow Patrol's opening sets

-The excerpt of "Amazing Grace" leading into "Where the Streets Have No Name"

Not-so-awesome

-Security's management of the Saturday GA line from 2pm on. No riots or anything but the schedule of key line events (when people should take stuff back to cars, the deadline for using the bathroom without losing your place in line etc) kept changing. I don't think the security company had any idea how big the line would be by the late afternoon.

-Forgive my language everyone. But trying to leave Soldier Field on Saturday night was a giant clusterf**k. If you were trying to leave the stadium by the north entrance, forget it. There was only one way out. Picture tens of thousands of people trying to fit through an exit that was wide enough for maybe 60 people to fit through at a time. Not pretty and potentially dangerous. Hardly any security or police to direct us. What would have happened if someone had gotten hurt? Is leaving the stadium that chaotic after a Bears game?

-The clueless, tall, entitled snobs in front of me during Snow Patrol's opening set. The woman decided to sit down between U2 and Snow Patrol, squishing all of us even more than we already were and clearly ignored our please to stand back up.

-Snow Patrol not playing "Take Back the City" either night.

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"Your Blue Room" has topped my list of U2 Songs They Should But Won't Play Live for a long time. I'm stunned.

Who did the Adam Clayton spoken-word bit at the end of the song?

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clusterf**k.

This thread alone has become a lot of fun because a poster named "LibrarianDeb" has posted this word. Love it. You are no longer Marion the Librarian in my head.

Is leaving the stadium that chaotic after a Bears game?

Yes, but much, MUCH more fun. Everyone is drunk and when you walk through the underground tunnel with a thousand fans, especially after a win, everyone yells and it echoes everywhere. It's a bit of a different kind of euphoria, a little bit more aggressive I should say, but certainly just as much fun.

My wife was actually still able to make the show last night and I was so happy for her! She and her girlfriend said Edge in particular was in rare form, to which I think I responded: "When is he not?" :)

"Your Blue Room" has topped my list of U2 Songs They Should But Won't Play Live for a long time. I'm stunned.

What song is this? I'm thinking and thinking but can't come up with it. I think it musn't be on an actual release, cuz I thought I knew all the songs on actual release...

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"Your Blue Room" has topped my list of U2 Songs They Should But Won't Play Live for a long time. I'm stunned.

What song is this? I'm thinking and thinking but can't come up with it. I think it musn't be on an actual release, cuz I thought I knew all the songs on actual release...

It's technically not a straight U2 song, it's on the Passengers album.

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That makes sense, I've always thought I should get hold of that album. Thanks.

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Not worth a separate thread, but here's the probable tracklist for the upcoming Unforgettable Fire reissue. Interesting to see the Live Aid stuff on there and also Walk on the Wild Side, Ruby Tuesday, and Satellite of Love. I need to brush up on my U2 history, because I thought those first two were done during the Joshua Tree era and that Satellite of Love was only a Zoo TV thing. I guess not!

CD Principal e Vinil 12":

- A Sort Of Homecoming

- Pride (In The Name Of Love)

- Wire

- The Unforgettable Fire

- Promenade

- 4th Of July

- Bad

- Indian Summer Sky

- Elvis Presley & America

- MLK

CD Bonus:

- 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (Unreleased Version)

- Bass Trap

- Boomerang I

- Boomerang II

- Love Comes Tumbling

- 60 Seconds In Kingdom Come

- The Three Sunrises

- Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live Live Aid)

- Bad (Live Live Aid)

- Walk On The Wild Side

- Ruby Tuesday

- Satellite Of Love

- Disappearing Act (Unreleased Track)

- Yoshino Blossom (Unreleased Track)

DVD:

- Dormund Westfallhen November 1984

- The Barry Devlin Slane Document

- U2 At Cospiracy Of Hope

- U2 At Live Aid

- Unforgettable Fire Ducumer (Barry Delvin)

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Andy Crouch considers the unsettling enthusiasm and devotion of the fans at U2's live shows, then considers the tools the band embraces to inspire such enthusiasm.

He concludes that he is...

glad and a bit amazed that such power has fallen, in the case of U2, into such humble hands. Bono would be the first to protest that he is anything but humble, but of course that is one of the signs of humility. For all the posturing, for all the 30-foot-high closeups on the screen, after much wandering and experimenting (including a phase where Bono dressed up as Mephistopheles) U2 seems to have found a way to wield tremendous power without being consumed by it. They have done so by choosing to spend their power on others, and on pointing to Another. The two emotional highlights of the show, for me at least, were a performance of the sublime anthem

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Andy Crouch wrote:

: Bono would be the first to protest that he is anything but humble, but of course that is one of the signs of humility.

<MontyPython> "Only the true Messiah denies his divinity!" </MontyPython> :)

: As it happens, U2

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I saw U2 last night at University of Phoenix Stadium. The show was great. My wife and I had general admission tickets and stood in the inner circle. The stage setting is awesome as U2 moves all around the audience. The performances and music were truly amazing. The live songs are so much more powerful than the recorded versions on No Line on the Horizon that I wish that a live album was available. The use of Sunday Bloody Sunday to highlight the struggle and show solidarity with the people of Tehran in their fight for freedom was very emotional. I was also moved by Bono leading 80,000 people in the first verse of Amazing Grace. Once again a U2 concert draws my focus on the need to fight for justice and focus oneself towards God.

October, 20 2009 - University of Phoenix Stadium - Setlist:

1. Breathe

2. Get On Your Boots

3. Magnificent

4. Mysterious Ways

5. Beautiful Day / Blackbird (snippet)

6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Dirty Old Town (snippet)

7. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of

8. No Line On The Horizon

9. Elevation

10. In A Little While

11. Unknown Caller

12. Until The End Of The World

13. The Unforgettable Fire

14. City Of Blinding Lights / Mofo (snippet)

15. Vertigo

16. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight / Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (snippet) / Two Tribes (snippet)

17. Sunday Bloody Sunday / Rock The Casbah (snippet)

18. MLK

19. Walk On / You'll Never Walk Alone (snippet)

encore(s):

20. One / Amazing Grace (snippet)

21. Where The Streets Have No Name / All You Need Is Love (snippet)

22. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)

23. With Or Without You

24. Moment of Surrender

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Enjoyed the show on YouTube a lot last night. New tour dates listed this morning...

2010 North American Tour Dates

6-June Anaheim, CA

On sale soon

12-June Denver, CO

On sale Nov. 6

16-June Oakland, CA

Presale opens Oct. 27th

On sale Nov. 2

20-June Seattle, WA

On sale soon

23-June Edmonton, AB

Presale opens Oct. 27th

On sale Nov. 2

30-June East Lansing, MI

On sale soon

03-July Toronto, ON

Presale opens Oct 27th

On sale Nov. 2

06-July Chicago, IL

On sale soon

09-July Miami, FL

On sale soon

12-July Philadelphia, PA

On sale soon

16-July Montreal, QC

On sale soon

19-July New York

On sale soon

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