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Old 10-25-2009, 04:24 PM   #1
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best/worst performance of a song of the tour

i'm curious about your opinion.

Worst performance of a song:

for me, this has to be 'with or without you' Such a great and meaningful song, but I feel the performace was really uninspired. Bono playing with this hanging mic thing...no inspiration and on a routine basis. it has been way better before!!! maybe they played it too often. Imo they (bono) even ruined
it a bit....however for people who never saw U2 before and go for their main hits, it has to be one of the highlights of the show.


Best performance of a song:

Difficult to choose, but the new songs were great! Especially 'Breath' amazing start of the show. As uninspired and routine WOWY sounded, so fresh and full of power breathe was, as well as the other new songs.
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Worst would probably be the version of WOWY I heard in Chicago. The version I heard in Norman was actually the best live version I've heard in person, though it still paled in comparison to anything Pre-2000.

Best: Ultraviolet.
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Since I only went to Phoenix, I nominate the whole setlist for "best"... though I admit "Stuck" killed the crowd.
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With Or Without You is garbage this tour and not fit for human ears. I'd be pissed off if I'd never heard it live before and U2 trotted out this dull version for me. I'd rather not hear it at all.

In contrast, Crazy Tonight is off the hook. Pure awesome every night.
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The worst was With or Without you in Gelsenkirchen imo, in the NL it was ok but in germany it lacked everything.
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With Or Without You is garbage this tour and not fit for human ears. I'd be pissed off if I'd never heard it live before and U2 trotted out this dull version for me. I'd rather not hear it at all.
Both times i have heard it were pretty good, especially Norman. Im guessing you went to a show on the European leg somewhere....
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^ And it was good in Phoenix too.

Hell, I saw a video from one of the Paris shows and it was great there.
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From my 1 show, Vegas.

From NLOTH:

Best -- NLOTH - nice, rowdy rock song.

Worst -- MOS, Magnificent -- I was bummed at how poorly Magnicifient went off; it is
rare for me to think an album version is better, this was IMO. MOS was just clunky.

From the other stuff:

Best - Vertigo, Streets

Worst - Walk On - the parade of mask volunteers did not work for me, and Bono sounded a bit rough (he seemed to recover after the break)
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With Or Without You is garbage this tour and not fit for human ears. I'd be pissed off if I'd never heard it live before and U2 trotted out this dull version for me. I'd rather not hear it at all.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:23 PM   #11
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Best- UV- THE standout of the show
Worst- WOWY, absolutely hideous.

With these two songs U2 quite literally move from the sublime to the ridiculous.
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WOWY was brilliant in Paris I (with the "Rain" snippet) and Cardiff
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BEST -- UV


WORST -- I'LL GO CRAZY, IF I DON'T GO CRAZY TONIGHT (still love the pop version and want to hear it done that way. It sounded so great on Letterman and it kills me that they changed it just to fit the show... so many other songs that would have worked better in my eyes....)
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Best: UC in Milan. Streets in Sheffield. UF in Glasgow. Every performance of Ultraviolet.

Worst: Hmmm. Easy option would be to say WOWY but I quite enjoyed in the shows I saw. Walk On is a bit hit and miss at times. Was great in Sheffield but was a little flat in Milan.
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