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Old 04-01-2002, 10:51 AM   #1
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Why do U2 play UTEOTW at every Gig?

Does anyone else wonder why U2 play Until the End of the World at every single gig they play? I mean its a good song, but there are better songs.

Considering songs they've dropped from their set, its weird that Until the End of the World hasn't been dropped.

I'm not saying they should never play it, but at every gig seems excessive - I don't see why they don't play a different song from Achtung Baby (besides the ones they usually play). Like Ultraviolet - that's a wicked song, which really lends itself to the live shows - why don't they play it.

Just seems a bit odd to me. Like why did they ever sto playing Love is BLindness? That was a beautiful live song, should never have been dropped.

Anyone else agree with me?

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Old 04-01-2002, 11:00 AM   #2
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cause it RAWKS!!!!!!!


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I love that song. It kicks ass!!
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I love it to death. It is also a GREAT song for the Elevation tour, with the heart and all. I would not be surprised if they dropped it on the next tour to give it a rest.

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Because it's freakin' amazing live!!!
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It's great! I think the reason they played it at every show on the Elevation tour is because it became part of the act with the bullfight at the tip of the heart. COOL.
That's also when he jumped into the audience at most shows. If you were there when that happened, the song will always give you chills for that as well as its obvious greatness.

On a related note: yesterday the entire Jesus of Nazareth miniseries was played on the History Channel and I watched it. When it got to the Judas part, it was impossible not to think of this song. I have always loved it, but finding out that meaning made it even deeper, more intense and more awesome to me. It rules!
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Old 04-01-2002, 12:58 PM   #7
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I love that song. also. It is one of my favorite U2 songs. Also, it is a song that I hardly ever hear on radio. So, I think it was good to show how great a song it is to more casual U2 fans. That said, I wouldn't mind having a different Achtung Baby song take its place at some of the shows. But I'd rather leave out some of the overplayed ones such as Pride.
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YARRRR because it kicks bloody arse mate!!

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Jesusssssss!!!!!!!! This is JUDAS!!

what an amazing song- plus it really plays well to their live theatrics, as well as carries out some intense themes that are deep seeded in U2's music.

Love Is Blindness is WAY too dark/heavy to be played live. they've left that behind, for now...


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As far as I am concerned, UTEOTW is a U2 staple, just like WTSHNN. I for one, hope they never drop it. I could never tire of the theatrics they present with that song, it RAWKS!
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It isn't played at EVERY show. I was at the Mother's Day show in Chicago last year and it wasn't played there. And I tell ya - I missed it! I was glad to hear it in Hartford, Boston and Rhode Island.
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It's probably really fun for them to play that song. They must really enjoy it.

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I was also at the 5-13-01 Chicago Mothers Day show and I can honestly say I didnt miss it one bit.

Great song, but it has been played to death live. They need to give it a rest for the next tour IMO. Along with Bullet. Unless they attach Running To Stand Still right after it as it should be played.
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Old 04-01-2002, 10:18 PM   #14
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Actually, the Mother's Day 5/13 show (which I was also at, in the heart!) was the only Elevation show that UTEOTW was not played. So 112/113 is a pretty high %. I did miss it, it works so well live and the theatrics are great.

I agree with Blue Room that it probably wouldn't hurt to give it a break on the next tour. However, I can find a number of even more worthy early retirement candidates ahead of this song, notably Pride, SBS, Bullet, and WOWY. And yes they can play Bullet again if it is followed by RTSS as God intended.
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Quote:
Originally posted by Angel:
As far as I am concerned, UTEOTW is a U2 staple, just like WTSHNN. I for one, hope they never drop it. I could never tire of the theatrics they present with that song, it RAWKS!
I agree.
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Old 04-01-2002, 10:25 PM   #16
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I too was at the Mother's Day show. And I...didn't notice. But then again, I was so pumped to hear the Pop songs they played, that I was pretty much on a high.

oh and I concur with Hawkfire...Bullet/RTSS is the way that nature intended the songs to be played.
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Old 04-01-2002, 11:11 PM   #17
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UTTEOTW is an awesome live song. No reason to take it. Unless, they replace it with Acrobat (never happen) or Last Night On Earth.

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Old 04-03-2002, 12:50 PM   #18
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I cant believe this question even needs to be asked, I would say that 95% of hard core U2 fans would be angry if they dropped it from their set.
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Old 04-03-2002, 12:53 PM   #19
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I don't see why. There are so many other songs which have been dropped, which would be just as good:

One Tree Hill
Running to Stand Still
A Sort of Homecoming
Please (full band)
Discotheque (played occasionally - When I was there, and they played, it was fucking amazing, especially with Staring at the Sun at the end)
Lemon
Ultraviolet
Love is Blindness
October

Any one of these is just as good as UTEOTW, but most of them never get played anymore

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