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London 8 July #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 Live Thread

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20 minutes ago, mich40 said:

What will Larry do on the Larry-cam tonight?

Take top off?

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2 minutes ago, Anjana said:

Take top off?

Blow us a kiss?

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7 minutes ago, Anjana said:

Blow us a kiss?

He did one night.

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Whoa, thank you for periscopes and stream, what a treat, brilliant 

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What a lovely night in London.  Join us again tomorrow for Night 2.

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Well done U2, Well done London. Great show. Let's do it all again tomorrow.

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U2 THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2017
8 July, 2017 London, UK Twickenham Stadium

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. New Year's Day
  3. Bad / Heroes (snippet)
  4. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  5. Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There is no End to Love) [snippet]
  6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  7. With Or Without You
  8. Bullet The Blue Sky
  9. Running To Stand Still
  10. Red Hill Mining Town
  11. In God's Country
  12. Trip Through Your Wires
  13. One Tree Hill
  14. Exit
  15. Mothers Of The Disappeared
  16. Miss Sarajevo
  17. Beautiful Day / Alison (snippet)
  18. Elevation
  19. Vertigo / Rebel Rebel (snippet)
  20. Happy Birthday
  21. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
  22. One
  23. The Little Things That You Give Away
  24. Don't Look Back in Anger

Sources: mixlr.com/u2gigs/ | mixlr.com/georgemccauley/ | mixlr.com/barcaqueen | Many Periscope streams | http://www.u2gigs.com/

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I rarely post on this forum but here's my humble opinion....

1. Blistering opening. Playing with fire in their bellies. Would like to see 1-2 other songs up top and have Bad moved but overall excellent start. 

2. They did a sterling job of playing the album.

3. Exit was magnificent and must remain in future sets. Visceral. 

4. Keyboards and no guitar on Redhill Mining Town is a mistake.

5. The brass band accompaniment just doesn't work for me. 

6. Though Bono's vocals were excellent, I'm unsure why his vocal delivery on With Or Without You is so off. He continues to speak it rather than sing it. 

7. The pace and content of the encore is misjudged. The Little Things That Give You Away took all the atmosphere out of the gig and large numbers of people started to leave. They pulled it back slightly but the last part of the gig did suffer.

8. Nice touch letting Noel play Dont Look Back In Anger. It didn't appear as though there was any accompaniment from the band bar The Edge. I could be wrong but a full band performance would have been great. 

9. Noel G was a very solid support act. 

10. Perhaps one or two other JT era songs could get an airing, say Silver and Gold, Spanish Eyes, Sweetest Thing. 

11. The visuals were stunning. 

All in all very, very good. A few tweaks and it could be truly brilliant.

You can't please everyone of course. ?

So if it were me I'd add maybe Gloria and I Will Follow to the pre JT stuff.

By all means play the new song but play it first.

Then play the old war horses and finish with 40

SBS, New Years Day, Pride,Gloria I Will Follow, 

The Joshua Tree in full

New Song

Beautiful Day, Elevation, Vertigo, One, another JT era track,  Ultraviolet, 40

Job done. 

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14 hours ago, Max Tsukino said:

U2 THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2017
8 July, 2017 London, UK Twickenham Stadium

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. New Year's Day
  3. Bad / Heroes (snippet)
  4. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  5. Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There is no End to Love) [snippet]
  6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  7. With Or Without You
  8. Bullet The Blue Sky
  9. Running To Stand Still
  10. Red Hill Mining Town
  11. In God's Country
  12. Trip Through Your Wires
  13. One Tree Hill
  14. Exit
  15. Mothers Of The Disappeared
  16. Miss Sarajevo
  17. Beautiful Day / Alison (snippet)
  18. Elevation
  19. Vertigo / Rebel Rebel (snippet)
  20. Happy Birthday
  21. Mysterious Ways
  22. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
  23. One
  24. The Little Things That You Give Away
  25. Don't Look Back in Anger

Sources: mixlr.com/u2gigs/ | mixlr.com/georgemccauley/ | mixlr.com/barcaqueen | Many Periscope streams | http://www.u2gigs.com/

They didn't play Mysterious Ways.

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Gotta say, absolutely stunning. Best gig I've ever been to by a country mile. 

Thought Bono was on great form, got shivers when he started singing Bowie during Bad. 

A lot of people on here thought the daylight start would affect the visuals, particularly during Streets, but trust me, the contrast between a blue early evening sky and the bright red of the screen looked amazing. 

NOEL PLAYED WONDERWALL! That came out of nowhere, wasn't expecting it at all. 

I was quite close to the tree stage, so even though the band were far away for most of the set, I had a good view of the screen, and when they came down to play the first 4 songs, it felt like we were right in the heart of the action. 

Was great to hear The Little Things - my appetite for SOE has only been whetted! 

Getting Noel up at the end was something else - it's normally the second night of the two-night stopovers that get that it was a great surprise. 

Even though the setlist is pretty short, it still feels like an all-nighter, particularly during the Joshua Tree section. 

Exit was a massive highlight. 

Overall, just incredible.

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It's strange how people's perspectives differ. We left the concert last night and met a couple who thought the sound was terrible and they felt disappointed with the evening.

 

Generally as a city I reckon London is always up for a party. After recent months there was a certain feel about the night that resilience would ensure it was a great evening, summed up by Bono during SBS when he invites the crowd to chant, "No More...wipe your tears away."

It seemed a little strange to begin with that we perhaps were treated to the well loved anthems of U2's catalogue at the start of the set. there was no warm to lead into these songs just an open invite to dive deep into them.

Welcome to side to of the Joshua Tree Cassette was announced after RHMT. Like others here I wasn't overly keen with the piano led version. The original guitar led possesses so much more rawness and passion. I think that is why I love the album version so much.

But I loved hearing the "side 2" songs. These were gems rarely put on display and the visuals accompanying them added beauty to the audio treats we were experiencing. One Tree Hill was magical, Exit (why the band haven't played this since 1987/8 is a mystery) was a masterpiece and then MOTD was simply elegance personified as the main set was completed.

In reflection I think I would like to see the opening songs changed especially Pride and SBS. Surely there are songs that fill these slots in the set just as well?

Again U2 pull out a stunning performance. Even my 13yr old didn't sit down for all the evening!

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4 hours ago, Wigwam67 said:

They didn't play Mysterious Ways.

You are totally right... edited. Thanks.

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