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Old 06-23-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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Why no Bad?

Hey all,
First time blogger. was wondering if anyone knows why they are not doing Bad in any concert on this tour. went to second chicago show last year and they didn't play it either. Going again this year and I'm hoping they play it. Does anyone know? Thanks
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You should have gone to the first Chicago show - they played it then!

They've played it a few times, but I don't believe they've played it since 2009 (I'm sure someone will correct me if that's wrong - I don't remember if they played it in Europe in 2010 at all).

They had soundchecked it before the first Anaheim show, and a bunch of us were on tenterhooks waiting to see if they'd bust out with it at the second night, but alas.

No idea why not.
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I think it was played in Europe last year. I have no evidence to back that up at the moment.
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It was played twice on the Europe 2010 leg, 3 times in Aus/NZ

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I do. It was played in Rome with AIWIY snippet. I nearly died.



I know it was played elsewhere in Europe last year too. It's one of those songs they pull out rarely.
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I wish they would play it more. It's my all-time favorite U2 song.
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Because Bad is such a horrible song.
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Hey Thanks for the info. These blogs do work! Hopefully they'll play it especially for my buddy who's from Dublin.
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It was played twice on the Europe 2010 leg, 3 times in Aus/NZ

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And don't forget La Plata 3, earlier this year!

So yeah, it's rarely being played this tour, but they do do it occasionally.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:21 PM   #10
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This song SHOULD be in every show. It's one of the songs that best showcases the power of U2's live show.

However, I'd imagine with this new generation of fans at the shows, MANY people probably do not know this song anymore, whereas it used to be considered in the Greatest Hits category.
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I know this sounds stupid but anyway to request Bad for show in chicago??
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:14 PM   #12
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You can put it on a sign if you're going to be up close (and don't block anyone's view with it), but it's pretty doubtful they will play it just based on a sign request.

If you have a sign and they play it, well ... they were probably going to play it anyway.

If you run into the band or a crew member during the day, you can always tell them your request. No idea if that has ever worked, though. I'm sure they meet people at every show who ask them to play something.
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Some of the recent shows, it has had a disturbingly muted reaction and I'm worried it has dented U2's confidence with the song. Interesting contrast was Melbourne 2 in 2006, where it was a massive closer, to Melbourne 1 in 2010, when lots of people even in the inner zone just looked lost.
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^ that was disgusting.
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Its my holy grail U2 song and have yet to experience it. It seems for the most part they prefer playing it indoors looking at the last few tours. Hopefully someday...

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