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Old 04-21-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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New Q mag - we may be about to see some Pop

Okay, I was looking through the forum board over at efestivals.co.uk on the Glastonbury page. They have a number of U2 threads live at the moment, with people getting excited about their performance in June.

Someone has posted a snippet of an interview with Adam in the next month's edition of Q magazine in which he says the following, and I think you'll agree this sounds very promising -

""It's very un-Glastonbury to have a big production, but we will be sneaking a few things in through the back gate which will hopefully make the experience a little more like Glastonbury on steroids."

as well as this which is completely

"We want to go back to our 90's work that plays in to a certain kind of psychedelia and do something that's tailored around that, from Zoo TV to PopMart. This is the 20th anniversary of Achtung Baby so there's a nice connection there and we thought we should mark that."

I think this next US leg is gonna see some pretty radical setlist changes. Could we finally see something from Pop getting played?!?!? I am absolutely stoked that 90s U2 looks set to get honoured at Glastonbury.
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Mofo and Last Night on Earth, please!

LNOE would be especially fitting being the final leg of 360 and all.
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I'm not going to hold my breath.

 
oh please oh please oh please oh please

I will pee my pants if I manage to remain unspoiled until the Seattle show and hear them bust out something from Pop.
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This has strengthened my resolve to attempt to go spoiler free. I would be a happy girl if I got some Pop.
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"We want to go back to our 90's work that plays in to a certain kind of psychedelia and do something that's tailored around that, from Zoo TV to PopMart. This is the 20th anniversary of Achtung Baby so there's a nice connection there and we thought we should mark that."
please excuse me, i just shat my pants.









at the fact that someone in the u2 ranks knows what popmart was.
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Good to know that they have finally realized some Pop is what this tour needed. Too bad they wasted the claw for 5 legs.
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The best thing they can do is to play the entirely "Achtung Baby".

That would be a instant KO.
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I was thinking this morning as I walked out the door and on my drive on the way to school how they seem to ignore Pop like it never even happened and probably won't play anything from it again. How strange this comes out! Looks like I could be wrong. I'll soil myself right there in the stadium if they play something this summer. I've been listening to some Pop lately (mixed with some listens of TUF) and I just would kill for them to play some material from Pop and reach a little beyond what they do on tour with 90s material.

Psst... hey Adam... Mofo.
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although I can't say I didn't expect this. The addition of EBTTRT and Zooropa to the set lists recently is proof of that. Maybe we will see the addition of the Fly or Zoo Station or TTTYAATW as well?

But really, if I had a choice, I would say bring back:

Last Night On Earth (a given)
Mofo (another given)
Discotheque (would work perfectly after Vertigo or after Crazy Tonight)
Gone (would work perfectly as second encore opener [Why the hell are they letting Bono go on stage wearing a SUIT OF LIGHTS without playing this song??????])
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I find it interesting that they're suggesting the idea of using Glastonbury to showcase their more psychedelic, 90's stuff when i'd expect the show to be more hit oriented.
U2's latest shows/tours (as well as their latest greatest hits CD, u218) have more of an emphasis on the 00's, 80's and achtung baby, and appear to 'forget' the rest of the 90's.
I would have expected them to follow this sentiment even more so with glastonbury, and just focus on the biggest hits, but evidently (and thankfully) i'm wrong.

If they do showcase their more experimental 90's stuff at glastonbury, i will be very pleased - it would show the mainstream public, who generally define u2 through songs like vertigo and beautiful day - how crazy and awesome they got back in the 90's!
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That's a pretty exciting quote.
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I find it interesting that they're suggesting the idea of using Glastonbury to showcase their more psychedelic, 90's stuff when i'd expect the show to be more hit oriented.
U2's latest shows/tours (as well as their latest greatest hits CD, u218) have more of an emphasis on the 00's, 80's and achtung baby, and appear to 'forget' the rest of the 90's.
I would have expected them to follow this sentiment even more so with glastonbury, and just focus on the biggest hits, but evidently (and thankfully) i'm wrong.

If they do showcase their more experimental 90's stuff at glastonbury, i will be very pleased - it would show the mainstream public, who generally define u2 through songs like vertigo and beautiful day - how crazy and awesome they got back in the 90's!
Glastonbury is a notoriously tough crowd - just playing hits won't fly - they will have to play their most astounding songs if they want to blow them away...

i for one can't wait to see this gig (on telly haha)
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I wouldn't read too much into this.
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Last Night On Earth (a given)
Mofo (another given)
Discotheque (would work perfectly after Vertigo or after Crazy Tonight)
Gone (would work perfectly as second encore opener [Why the hell are they letting Bono go on stage wearing a SUIT OF LIGHTS without playing this song??????])
FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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If they even bring something from Pop next leg, I would love to hear Gone, Last Night On Earth, Mofo or Discotheque. Any of those four will be fine (would really love to hear Gone more than the others, though )
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