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Old 05-03-2018, 09:32 AM   #21
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One noticeable thing about that particular song - Bono stayed quiet during the solo. I cannot overstate how important this is.
I nearly shit myself before that part, and then, through some divine intervention, he actually stayed fucking silent.
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Ha. I had the exact same thought.
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One noticeable thing about that particular song - Bono stayed quiet during the solo. I cannot overstate how important this is.
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And I don't see the purpose in playing both SFS and 13 if it means not playing a single track from the Joshua Tree. Come on.
 
I was railing about this particular subject in the rehearsals thread yesterday.
Redundant, and SFS sucks.
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Am I the only one who finds it egregiously lazy that they just plopped an entire section from I+E into the set verbatim? Especially when the set is already missing so much, including new songs that really have potential to be great live, like Red Flag Day or The Showman.
I wouldn't say egregiously lazy, but it certainly is at least a bit.

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And I don't see the purpose in playing both SFS and 13 if it means not playing a single track from the Joshua Tree. Come on.
 
I agree with you here. No need to play both songs, just 13 is enough (as that is the new one).


However, despite this criticism I don't see the setlist as that bad. There are some good things to it and some bad. That's always been the case. I never get annoyed by the bad and just enjoy the good.
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Did they start the tour?
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Yes, and we already know which song they won't be playing in Philly.
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We really do need to be tentative here, because neither Tulsa nor St. Louis got i&e stops (a few more further into this leg didn’t either). Fair enough if the band views this as all of one piece and wants to give these smaller markets a taste of the bigger thematic journey.

We’ll know by Monday in San Jose whether they’re going to have an alternate set list (or primary one, really) for the bigger cities that already got a good dose of the “innocence” aspect.

The band could certainly pull another in a serious of head-scratching, idiotic moves, but considering the time frame and the other songs they rehearsed, I have to be optimistic here.
 
I think RBW, Cedarwood, and Iris all get yanked, and in place San Jose, LA, etc get The Showman, Little Things, and another older track. Which would mean that SOE gets 9 songs played, extremely impressive. That they’re doing 7 to begin with for a band their age is already more than any comparable artist I can think of.
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I wouldn't say egregiously lazy, but it certainly is at least a bit.



 
I agree with you here. No need to play both songs, just 13 is enough (as that is the new one).


However, despite this criticism I don't see the setlist as that bad. There are some good things to it and some bad. That's always been the case. I never get annoyed by the bad and just enjoy the good.
This is ultimately how I feel even though I bitch about things.... I'm ok with no Streets - better than I thought I would be BUT I must say choosing the pre-recorded HMTMKMKM for the break and not actually playing this gem later in the set is an awful decision.
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We really do need to be tentative here, because neither Tulsa nor St. Louis got i&e stops (a few more further into this leg didn’t either). Fair enough if the band views this as all of one piece and wants to give these smaller markets a taste of the bigger thematic journey.

We’ll know by Monday in San Jose whether they’re going to have an alternate set list (or primary one, really) for the bigger cities that already got a good dose of the “innocence” aspect.

The band could certainly pull another in a serious of head-scratching, idiotic moves, but considering the time frame and the other songs they rehearsed, I have to be optimistic here.
 
I think RBW, Cedarwood, and Iris all get yanked, and in place San Jose, LA, etc get The Showman, Little Things, and another older track. Which would mean that SOE gets 9 songs played, extremely impressive. That they’re doing 7 to begin with for a band their age is already more than any comparable artist I can think of.
 
I don't think that repeat "innocence" set changes. Tacking on to another conversation, yes, despite there being 3 years between the tours, I believe this is supposed to be a literal continuation of that tour. Aside from SFS, I'm okay with that section staying, as it was a highlight of IE.

I'm super excited for Monday, to be honest. It all came flooding back last night watching the reactions online. I think right now my only super minor quibble is 13 ending. I love the song, but other than 40, I am so not a fan of ending on a downbeat note.

Also, re Bono's tophat: That's some bad hat, Harry.

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I really want to hear that one song, guys.
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Good thing no one here spoiled it, or on FB.
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I don't think that repeat "innocence" set changes. Tacking on to another conversation, yes, despite there being 3 years between the tours, I believe this is supposed to be a literal continuation of that tour. Aside from SFS, I'm okay with that section staying, as it was a highlight of IE.

I'm super excited for Monday, to be honest. It all came flooding back last night watching the reactions online. I think right now my only super minor quibble is 13 ending. I love the song, but other than 40, I am so not a fan of ending on a downbeat note.

Also, re Bono's tophat: That's some bad hat, Harry.

Maybe you're right and it won't change. I feel like the smarter thing would have been to mash-up the songs that have links (Lights of Home/Iris, 13/SFS, American Soul/Volcano), than simply repeat a sequence a lot of people just saw fairly recently.

As for 40, it's downbeat, but because of the singalong it winds up being really uplifting. Whereas
 
13 is meant to be reassuring and comforting but musically it's a little sad. As I said before though, I do think it's a neat bit of theatre to call back to the previous tour, and Bono exiting the stage the same way he entered at the beginning of The Miracle.
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I think Acrobat likely survives. It seems like an integral part of the show. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, on the other hand, seems like it could be easily replaced. It would make me sad.
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What’s this mystery song people are taking about? Did the band finally play
 
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Yes, but in a reggae style.
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After all these years waiting for Acrobat to be played... Heck Miss YBOR asked The Edge in person when they were going to (which he smiled and said "Like I've never heard that one")..... I couldn't think they would have lived up to the buildup of this but surprisingly they did.... They really knocked it out of the park.
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Yes, but in a reggae style.
 
My ear picked up a little death metal thrown in...


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I think Acrobat likely survives. It seems like an integral part of the show. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, on the other hand, seems like it could be easily replaced. It would make me sad.
 
Agreed with this, especially as WGRWYH was never rehearsed in that spot. It seems the band aren't quite sure where to put it.

I wish they'd stuck with what they did early in rehearsals and played both of them at the end of the first set. Acrobat and UTEOTW together would be an almost unbeatable moment. Acrobat followed by Blurst Thing is rank idiocy.
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