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Enjoyed the show via scopes and twitter. I don't know how they have the energy to do as much as they do and so often...really giving us their all! I'll be in Nashville and then Atlanta and wish there were more days between them but then I think how do THEY do it?!  I just like time to process the show and doubt it'll change much between the two so close together. Anyway...I have to say I was sad there was not more from SOE album played. Landlady, The Showman, Summer of Love and Red Flag Day. (RFD is my fave personally) But it's SUCH an incredible album! Don't shoot me but I'm kinda ready for a break from so many usuals...Pride, One (feels like a commercial kind of at this point)...and I prefer Streets over those if we could choose which stays and which takes a break. But please more new stuff!! Killer new album...let's hear it! Replace One with Ordinary Love? That's a great one too. Guess these are issues when you have so much rich stuff to choose from. Glad to be back at it with my U2 fam! Group hug!

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I just spoke with people at the BOK Center.  They said that the line starts with the first person in line at the time announced.  Nobody with magic marker numbers will be allowed to skip ahead of whom

first of all - everyone have a great time tonight, those of us who cannot attend opening night are mega jealous!  For those having angst about the GA line, the heavy metal band Iron Maiden does a cool

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1 hour ago, Rich T. said:

HMTMKMKM was "intermission music", not a performed song.

 

Yeah I should have mentioned that..? it's really really well done. Whose voice is it reciting the lyrics? It definitely got me... ?

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5 minutes ago, shooboxx said:

Yeah I should have mentioned that..? it's really really well done. Whose voice is it reciting the lyrics? It definitely got me... ?

Gavin Friday I believe? Sounded cool, hope they keep it for Europe

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6 hours ago, phill pohl said:

just watched acrobat on youtube it was awful as i thought it would be  as its rubbish anyway and couldnt understand the clammer for it to be played ,hold me kiss me was even worse what a terrible version.Personally looks like i am  finally going to save some serious money missing the first tour since i travelled to germany  on unforgetable fire tour.Had they been brilliant i would have rued selling my tickets for manchester and london but now so glad i did after suspecting it would go even further down hill than the innocence tour which was their worst ever .

To each his own. I+E has been my all time fav tour so far. I really enjoyed. Of course, a few songs that I would change but let's face it, you can never please U2 fans, including me. SBS should not be played anymore, I cannot stand this version. I am glad they are including songs from SOI again also. As for Acrobat, it was good, good energy. Obviously Bono can't sing like he used too and I am ok with that....time does not forgive anyone. Elevation/Vertigo should be removed but then again, those get some fans in the crowd to sing so I guess that is why they keep playing them. Cannot do a show for only super fans...casual fans need to be included also.

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The set list was fantastic and as someone who’s seen them since the Joshua Tree tour, I welcomed giving the set more breathing room, on the heels of the anniversary tour, by not including any JT songs. 

There were some warm up/first night slips here and there but it was a fantastic show and I really like the set list a lot. If I had my choice they’d ditch One and Vertigo, too. 

Id like to hear a full band YTBTAM vs acoustic. 

I loved The Ocean and of course, Acrobat. I also loved the HMTMKMKM remix and the video that accompanied it. 

Great show, great tour. Seeing it five more times (St Louis, LA x2 and Manchester x2) 

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8 hours ago, bl00dypalms said:

Yeah but they also spent that whole summer playing SBS, Pride, Elevation, and One...

Exactly that. And the previous tours. I’m glad they’ve added in some different songs, although I haven’t counted but seems like most of the set were played on ie 

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The other thing about ie tour vs this set and overlap - ie hit like, 10 cities in the US. Apart from us hardcores, this show is new to a lot of people. 

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I'm fine with them not playing all the old standards. But with that being said...... how could they NOT play Streets?????? Go ahead and bring other great songs into the mix, BUT Streets HAS to be played!!!!!!!  PLEASE!!!!  

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Was at the show! Utterly fantastic and a brave gamble to not play Streets, but I felt the entire show and song selection worked well! The guys have so many hits and songs that it's prob tough to pick and choose what to play. Maybe the next go around they bring back Streets and it will return with even more fire to the fan base due to the break. Great show, go see it!

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Just finished watching all the footage on YouTube and my God...that looked and sounded incredible. For a tour opener it wasn't as ropey as the opening nights of I&E & The Joshua Tree '17 sounded. Bono was maybe a bit scratchy in places but he always seems to get the hang of it further into the tour (sounded incredible at Twickenham last summer two months into the tour). Adam's bass tone and playing sounded pretty gnarly in places. 

Setlist wise that's pretty ballsy. Some really good cuts in there we haven't heard in a while...All Because of You, The Ocean, Staring At the Sun, Wild Horses...all sounded great. And ACROBAT! They actually went and did it! I'm sincerely hoping they don't relegate any of those songs to the "rota" (where it gets played one night then doesn't get played the next) because I was kinda gutted not to hear A Sort of Homecoming last summer. 

I'm really happy they're still playing some of the best tracks from SOI - Iris, Cedarwood Road and Raised By Wolves were all highlights of I&E for me so I hope they stay. The SOE tracks are sounding good too, although frankly the new version of Best Thing probably isn't gonna be a highlight for me when I see them this October. Also, I'm a bit gutted they're not including Little Things, because that's by far the best song on the album and possibly of the last 10+ years, and was a highlight for me last summer. I'm hoping it gets added further down the line, because hearing the album version for the first time brought me to tears. 

When I read the Rolling Stone interview with Edge last year where he touted the idea of not playing anything from The Joshua Tree I was kind of torn on how I felt about it. I still am as of having just watched all the footage from the show to be honest. While it's nice to get a break from WOWY and Bullet (can't really speak for Still Haven't Found as I only heard them play that last summer) there's something about a U2 show without Streets that doesn't quite sit right. Hopefully it gets added further in. 

In regards to the stage show, the augmented reality section looked impressive - although I do hope that Bono starts actually singing Love Is All We Have Left rather than letting the PA do the work. Seeing MacPhisto back was something else, and the way Bono seemed to just transform into him between Desire and Acrobat was superbly creepy. The AR thing is cool but I'm definitely gonna make sure my phone's fully charged before the journey from Brighton to London! 

This has definitely got me shivering with anticipation for the O2 in October. Just gotta hope that setlist stays (roughly) the way it is now!

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