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Old 10-03-2009, 11:22 AM   #1
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Will Boots get the Boot?

Anyone thing "Boots" will be dropped next year to make room for the new material? And, does anyone think they'll still open with "Breathe"? They won't be promoting "No Sales on the Horizon" anymore

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I think Boots will stay, but I've got to believe 1-2 of the opening NLOTH songs may be dropped, Mag, NLOTH or Breathe.

Maybe this 2nd Leg is U2 practicing mixing up the setlist more for next summer. With SOA and NLOTH, they'll have so many songs to rotate.

I think Boots will be played more often than not next summer.


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No. Boots is one of their best live songs and rocks very hard. It stands next to songs like Vertigo and Elevation when it comes to audience participation. I've never been a big fan of the song, but it's amazing live, together with the Crazy Remix. U2 would be stupid to drop these two. I hope they add more new stuff instead of dropping it.
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If SOA is really released in the spring, Boots, Crazy Tonight, and possibly Magnificent will stay. The rest will be dropped or rotated. And if SOA turns out to sell well, then I think U2 will be more willing to move on from NLOTH.

Alot of people are going to strongly disagree with me, but if SOA is released, I think they should completely overhaul the setlist. They should drop The Unforgettable Fire, Ultraviolet, Walk On, etc. I LOVED hearing these songs on the tour, but with them dropped, U2 has the chance to bring out some new gems and give them some tour time.

Also, it's one thing to have similar setlists when there is only a few months between legs (IE the first and third legs of the Vertigo Tour). However, I think people coming to their second (or third or whatever) shows when there is, in some cases, going to be almost a year between shows will be really pissed if they are essentially seeing the same show with a few new songs thrown in. And I'm not even really talking about die hard U2 fans, I'm talking more about the casual U2 fan who might've seen them this year and were blown away by the production and want to see U2 again with a new album to promote.
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If SOA as a mediative experimental album actually got released its likely that a lot of it wouldn't be played live, I think they'd try and do a ZooTV like mix of both albums, instead of dropping NLOTH down to just a few songs. Boots is the one getting the most excitement out of the crowd, it'll be UC, MOS and Breathe are the ones that are the likely first victims, but I think some ATYCLB would fade out too. Magnificent will likely take on the lasting life COBL has seen so I don't see them dropping it. NLOTH will probably remain on this tour to keep that name in the air.
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Boots kind of lacks that punch for it live... if they did Breathe / Boots / I Will Follow (Or Out Of Control) -- it'd be a nice change...

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No. Boots is one of their best live songs
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It does get a very strong crowd reaction and response.
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If SOA comes out before leg 3 there will be some NLOTH songs dropped but I don't think it'll be Boots.
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It gets a strong reaction cause most of the crowd gets bored with the first two songs, then Boots starts and people are like 'yay, i know this one! my 250 bucks may not have gone completely down the drain'

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It gets a strong reaction cause most of the crowd gets bored with the first two songs, then Boots starts and people are like 'yay, i know this one! my 250 bucks may not have gone completely down the drain'

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No. It's great live, THOUGH you don't LIKE it so others obviously can't like it too.

FACE IT

casual fans AND more hardcore fans ALL love songs like Boots, Elevation and Vertigo. In the pit it's a party when those songs are played and everybody jumps along anyway.

They will NEVER all be dropped. I can see Vertigo become a rotating song the next tour, but it will never completely dissapear.
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Um hello, Elevation isnt played every night. Your theory is gone

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Having listened to the Sheffield Boot tonight.....I would say boots is not only the weakest track on the album, but also the least effective of the rockers in the live set!
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Well, gman, you might have listened to the bootleg, but have you been to the show?

Because in FedEx Field on September 29, Washington DC went fucking crazy for Get On Your Boots, and so did the band.

It was a clear highlight of the show, to me.
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