Rainy Finale for Brussels

September 23, 2010 · Print This Article

Another 360 Degrees show, another downpour.

The umbrellas were out yet again Thursday night, and rain seemed to hang heavy as a theme during a soggy second evening in Brussels; seems that, as this moisture-drenched European leg of the tour soldiers on, the boys in U2 might be getting a bit tired of all the inclement weather.

Amongst the 11 snippets sprinkled throughout the set were allusions to The Beatles’ “Rain”, Tina Turner’s “Can’t Stand the Rain”, and no less than three references to “Singin’ in the Rain”, including one that accompanied show-closer “Moment of Surrender”.

Beyond the occasionally heavy bursts of water dropping onto the crowd from the heavens, the big story was the inclusion of “Angel of Harlem” and “Bad” in the setlist, the latter returning to the tour after a year out of commission, and the former appearing after a nearly 14-month absence. Conspicuously missing from the setlist were “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” and the unreleased material performed during the first night in Brussels; a snippet of Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime” received its 360 tour debut during “Crazy Tonight”.

The tour continues Sunday in San Sebastian, Spain.

Thanks to u2gigs.com for the setlist, photos, video, and ongoing coverage.

Setlist:
  1. Return Of The Stingray Guitar
  2. Beautiful Day
  3. New Year’s Day
  4. Get On Your Boots
  5. Magnificent
  6. Mysterious Ways
  7. Elevation
  8. Until The End Of The WorldSinging In The Rain (snippet)
  9. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  10. Angel Of HarlemDon’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (snippet)
  11. BadSinging In The Rain (snippet)
  12. In A Little While
  13. Miss Sarajevo
  14. City Of Blinding Lights
  15. VertigoIt’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It) (snippet)
  16. Can’t Stand The Rain (snippet) / I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy TonightRelax (snippet) / Life During Wartime (snippet)
  17. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  18. MLK
  19. Walk OnYou’ll Never Walk Alone (snippet)
  20. encore(s):

  21. One
  22. Rain (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name
  23. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
  24. With Or Without YouShine Like Stars (snippet)
  25. Moment of SurrenderSinging In The Rain (snippet)

Comments

2 Responses to “Rainy Finale for Brussels”

  1. Anu on September 24th, 2010 10:55 am

    A “Bad” is always good. Sounds like an epic wet wonder.

  2. Harry Vest on September 25th, 2010 9:22 pm

    Yaaaaay, Bad is back!!!

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