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Old 05-14-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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U2 intro song/1st song wish-list 2010

Besides the usual hardcore fan wishes for them to open with a jaw dropping esoteric tune like Two Hearts or Acrobat - which would make my life, I was thinking about what may be possible for a "reality wish list."

Obviously IMO a Boots intro and full song would work and to me do better than Breathe but.....

What about Larry coming out and starting the drum solo part (we are thinking "shit! Breathe again?") and then changing the cadence to the drums from Desire. A full band rock your balls off version of Desire would be BA. The crowd would go ape shit. Then go ahead with the NLOTH stuff and whatever. Any other thoughts that would be cool? Obviously not a prediction thread!
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Being Born as opener.
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It's not U2's style to open up with an older song, and personally I applaud them on that decision.

I think more than likely we'll get the opening that the upcoming DVD has, but I'd go apeshit if it was Being Born, as soon as I heard the album I was hoping for that...
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Fez/Being Born (please!)

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NLOTH would be an absolutely scorching opener.

However (and I've been saying this for a while), I think opening with a new song has become a bit of a U2 concert cliche. Time to shake it up a bit. The attitude they're conveying of confidence in new material is the same whether or not a new song is played first or second; it's still prominent and up front. Hence, I think opening with UTEOTW, then seguing it into NLOTH, would dominate, and it wouldn't compromise their intentions.
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The only "old" opener they should use is COBL, that would be fantastic (if it's dark yet)!

When I heard the NLOTH album and I thought of openers I always thought that Fez-Being born would be perfect. Imagine it being all dark while hearing Fez, and then BAM-->all light go on, bono screaming the intro of being born while the stadium goes mad!.

(Breathe was such a dull opener, Bono came on stage, a bit of clapping hands and then it was a snoozefest more or less even in Amsterdam...NOT what an opener should be..)

My dream opener would of course be that all lights go out, for 30secs you hear nothing, and then the background loop of Bad starts
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The only "old" opener they should use is COBL
If you want to see the Vertigo Tour again, sure.
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The only old opener I'd ever want to see is Streets. But I'd rather have it open the encore. Same with Mofo. THey're both high energy songs, so it's perhaps not wise to play them as first song. Things go downhill from there.

For the new tour I'd dig Fez/BB as opener, otherwise NLOTH would be cool. The hybrid's okay, though it'd be fucking epic if they changed it to NLOTH2. Not gonna happen, I know. But I can dream right?
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FEZ for sure.....

if not

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I would love to see Kingdom followed by Fez/Being Born. In reality, I think Stand Up Comedy opens the shows.
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The intro from Kingdom into Fez should be magical

Also: Stand up comedy, IF they decided to play that.

But I guess it will be Boots. I don't see the show opening with NLOTH because somehow I doubt Bono would want to have a guitar for the first song.
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The intro from Kingdom into Fez should be magical

Also: Stand up comedy, IF they decided to play that.

But I guess it will be Boots. I don't see the show opening with NLOTH because somehow I doubt Bono would want to have a guitar for the first song.
Love the idea of the Kingdom intro into Fez...that would be too awesome!!!

Boots or Stand Up Comedy would be alright too. However, wouldn't it awesome if they had a "Pop" set/medley??? Imagine the effects they could do with the Claw!!!
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NLOTH would be an absolutely scorching opener.

However (and I've been saying this for a while), I think opening with a new song has become a bit of a U2 concert cliche. Time to shake it up a bit. The attitude they're conveying of confidence in new material is the same whether or not a new song is played first or second; it's still prominent and up front. Hence, I think opening with UTEOTW, then seguing it into NLOTH, would dominate, and it wouldn't compromise their intentions.
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