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Old 04-12-2005, 09:05 AM   #41
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Love and Peace Or Else is a far better opener

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Old 04-12-2005, 10:05 AM   #42
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I've seen both. LAPOE is far more dramatic. It really draws the crowd into the show.

Besides, saving COBL for later lets Bono pull a child on stage....

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Old 04-12-2005, 12:39 PM   #43
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I have heard most every show since SD, I like COBL, but I have to agree that LAPOE is better to open the show. Even though I like COBL as a song better it lacks the energy to be a good opener. LAPOE has more power.

I think that a good opener would be All Because of You.

What do ya guys think?
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Old 04-12-2005, 12:43 PM   #44
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I prefer COBL as an opener, but i love both songs
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Old 04-12-2005, 12:51 PM   #45
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I think that everyone is waiting for Vertigo with such anticipation that it would be better mid show, it would give it a real jolt. It is a great live song!
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Old 04-12-2005, 12:52 PM   #46
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LPOE. Imo COBL is better in the middle-set, LPOE brings lot more energy. However I think U2 still haven't found what they're looking for :P (haha what original joke) They're both great songs but not such great openers like for example mofo, zoo station or streets. But... I haven't seen the show yet, only listened to several bootlegs- so what can I say?
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Old 04-12-2005, 12:56 PM   #47
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My vote is for COBL. I also like the extended intro used for COBL when it is actually used as the show opener as opposed to later in the set.
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Old 04-12-2005, 01:00 PM   #48
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I went to San Jose I and II. For San Jose I, the band opened with City of Blinding Light, and for San Jose II, Love and Peave or Else was the opener.

Starting the show with the band walking around the ellipse with the spotlight (during LAPOE) is pretty amazing!! A great way to start the show. And I agree that LAPOE rocks and sounds much better than it does on the album. Still, I think COBL is better opener: the builds up (a la Street), the lyrics ("I am getting ready to leave the ground", "You all Look so beautiful tonight"), and the confettis. And I think LAPOE works better later in the show, along with the "war-related" songs (LAPOE, SBS and BTBS). That's just my opinion.


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