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Old 12-07-2001, 05:51 PM   #1
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Elevation tour

I went to see two U2 Elevation gigs. They were almost exaclty the same. Looking at the setlist on U2tours.com, they play almost exactly the same stuff everyone night. You could go to a U2 Elevation concert knowing almost exaclty what to expect:

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Beautiful Day
Until the End of the World
New Year's Day /Discotheuqe + Staring at the sun
Kite
Out of COntrol/I will Follow
Sunday Bloody Sunday (Bono runs aroudn with an Irish flag, or hugs an American flag)
SIAM
3 or 4 acoustic songs, for example:
In a Little while, Stay, Staring at the sun, Please
ALl I want is you/BAd + snippet of other song i.e. Whose gonna ride
Streets
Mysterious Ways/ ISHFWILF
Pride/ the Fly (usually Pride)

Bullet the BLue Sky (Bono plays with spotlight)
What's going on/with or without you.
New york (curtain is suspended)
One (with big speech at the beggining)
Peace on Earth
Walk On

They so needed to shake it up so much more - if you see them once of twice, its brilliant and mind-blowing - if you go and see more than 5, it must get so predictable.

Looking at Radiohead set-list + stage set-ups - every show is different. That's something I though was so lacking from Elevation tour 2001.

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Old 12-07-2001, 06:00 PM   #2
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sorry. Gotta take a bit of issue with this. I don't have the stats, but I believe it has already been pointed out that the band played over 40 songs throughout the tour. Not to mention that U2 has never in the past been known for their shaking up the setlist every night...I fail to see how you could expect it now.
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Old 12-07-2001, 06:26 PM   #3
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Actually it was more than that. I believe it was around 48 different U2 original songs and then you add the covers on to that. It was actually the most diverse overall tours as far as setlists that U2 has ever done.

I saw 8 shows and every setlist was different in some way, some drastically.



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Looking at Radiohead set-list + stage set-ups - every show is different.
Bono also doesn't sing like something got stuck in his bum
did you also miss that?

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Old 12-07-2001, 06:35 PM   #5
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Oh damn, when I first looked at your username I thought it said N'Sync.

They're almost exactly the same!
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i saw 4 shows and my mind is blown.


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Well, I saw only 4 shows and managed to hear 37 different songs not too mention 7 extra snippets... so you could say my mind was blown and I think that is definately shaking things up.

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Oh well - WHat I said more applies to the third leg of the tour. As I said, I saw U2 twice, and this is the first tiem I've seen them, and I was blown away twice - I was in the seats for the first one - I'd avoided all the setlists so I had no idea what to expect. I was blown away. Second time, I was 3 metres from BOno - so I was blown away then. I think that if the second time, I had been in the seats, I wouldn't have been nearly as blown away as the first time, because the setlist were Identical, except that IALW was taken out, Stay was replaced by GBHF, and Party Girl was replaced with Angel of Harlem. It seems to me too much like a script.

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It seems to me too much like a script.

then don't go more than once. i'll take your spot at the second show.

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Old 12-07-2001, 07:42 PM   #10
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then don't go more than once. i'll take your spot at the second show.

Agreed. Just be happy you went to a U2 show. Some people didn't get to see any.



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It seems to me too much like a script.

Uhh, of course it is scripted! You think they go out on the night and play 20 or so songs off the top of their heads? Riiiiiiiight. They pick the songs they think will appeal to the majority of the audience, not people who are looking for a show different to the 1 they saw earlier, but are too thick to realise it says "U2 elevation tour" on both tickets, not side a, and side b, its the same feckin show!!!! Who gives a shit what Radiohead do, kudos to them if they wanna be switching playlists majorly.

I'd gladly go see U2 about now if they only played 10 songs, and then played those 10 songs over again. They're the best feckin live band EVER, FACT!

*shakes under lack of U2 live, runs for DVD*

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I second that lazyboy!

You forget that every night different things happen during the songs...they may play the same songs, but they are different every night...I would love to go to all the shows and compare, anyone with me?

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BONO: NURSE!!! *rings bell* I did it again!
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*shakes under lack of U2 live, runs for DVD*

ohhhh, what's the point. no matter how much i yell at bono they won't change the setlist

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ohhhh, what's the point. no matter how much i yell at bono they won't change the setlist

I know i know!!!!!!! I saw it four times and the same! Every time!!!! Like come on already!!! feck sake, can you not sense I am watching?! Stupid useless U2! Almost as bad as the time me and my friend went to the gig, it was his birthday, and they didn't play "Happy Birthday" or the other song we were expecting, "The un-named half finished hum and drum effort by Bono in the gents toilets backstage at MTV awards 2001", bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And yes, hippygirl, I'm with you all the way on that 1. I think I could force myself to sit through a few U2 concerts.

For all you feckin set-list bitchers, how about you just go to 1 show, and wait for a DIFFERENT TOUR for a different show. WOW, it almost makes sense!
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Well as far as scripted goes... thats' what makes it good imo. It's a performance and all good performances come with a well thought out script. That aside there are always surpirses at every gig, no matter how inconsequential.

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I am so sick of hearing people bitch about the setlists...

I only got to see one show, and I was just thrilled to be there...if I could have seen show...even if it was IDENTICAL to the one I already saw...who cares???????? If I could relive that magic, I would...in a heartbeat...


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Old 12-08-2001, 07:54 AM   #18
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Sigh

Why is it that whenever someone makes a critisism in this forum, they get murdered for it?

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I dont think you are getting murdered for it. I dont think anyone has been nasty to you in this thread? I think most of us think that your criticism is not valid for this tour. Now if you were saying this about Popmart or Zoo TV you might have more of a point.
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Old 12-08-2001, 12:28 PM   #20
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They so needed to shake it up so much more - if you see them once of twice, its brilliant and mind-blowing - if you go and see more than 5, it must get so predictable.

I posted this awhile ago in the "Now Departing..." forum.

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Now that my Elevation shows are finished, I thought I'd compile a list of songs that I heard in concert, just for kicks. I just got finished, and it is pretty amazing. I attended the following 9 shows, and got to hear the greatest band in the world perform these songs. Thanks U2 for making this an incredible year for me and so many others!!!
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Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago 1 - 4 (1st Leg), Chicago 1,2 (3rd Leg), Denver (3rd Leg)
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Beautiful Day......... 9
Bullet the Blue Sky......... 9
Elevation......... 9
Kite......... 9
New York......... 9
One......... 9
Pride......... 9
Stuck In a Moment......... 9
Sunday Bloody Sunday......... 9
Walk On/Hallelujah......... 9
Where the Streets Have No Name......... 9
Until the End of the World......... 8
New Year's Day......... 7
I Will Follow......... 6
Mysterious Ways......... 6
The Fly......... 6
With or Without You......... 6
Bad......... 5
In A Little While......... 5
Stay......... 5
All I Want is You......... 4
Desire (Bono + Edge)......... 4
Gone......... 3
Out of Control......... 3
Still Havenít Found (Electric)......... 3
Wake Up Dead Man......... 3
Discotheque......... 2
Peace on Earth......... 2
Staring at the Sun (Electric)......... 2
Sweetest Thing......... 2
Whatís Going On (Full Band)......... 2
11 OíClock Tick Tock......... 1
All Along the Watchtower......... 1
Angel of Harlem (Acoustic)......... 1
Angel of Harlem (Electric)......... 1
Desire (Full Band)......... 1
Even Better than the Real Thing......... 1
Happy Birthday......... 1
I Remember You......... 1
People Get Ready......... 1
Please......... 1
Staring at the Sun (Acoustic)......... 1
Still Havenít Found (Acoustic)......... 1
The Ground Beneath Her Feet......... 1
Whatís Going On (Bono and Edge)........ 1
Wild Honey......... 1
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