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A random thought that just popped into my head - this tour setlist has so far featured songs from every single U2 album except for NLOTH and The Joshua Tree. Pretty impressive, huh?

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The question is also why they decided to alter the set at all. Perhaps it was the presence of relatives (including Ali) who made the guys want to do something special on the second night. Another reason might me the audience. I have seen U2 (and this tour) in a couple of different (european) cities, and I must admit, that my hometown of Copenhagen has been the audience that definitely responded most disappointing to the new stuff. The atmosphere was undoubtedly good both nights, but it was thanks to the "classics". At least a dosen of people went pass me to go to the bar/toilets during acrobat at night one, and songs from both the I&E-records did not seem to get people that excited at all. I doubt that most people even knew the new songs. 

Maybe I'm a little hard on my fellow countrymen. But I don't think the appreciated the new stuff as they should, and I'm excited to see, if the changes in the set yesterday will last during the rest of the tour, or if the band actually had to adapt to a tough crowd in Copenhagen. 

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40 minutes ago, Naiitz said:

The question is also why they decided to alter the set at all. Perhaps it was the presence of relatives (including Ali) who made the guys want to do something special on the second night. Another reason might me the audience. I have seen U2 (and this tour) in a couple of different (european) cities, and I must admit, that my hometown of Copenhagen has been the audience that definitely responded most disappointing to the new stuff. The atmosphere was undoubtedly good both nights, but it was thanks to the "classics". At least a dosen of people went pass me to go to the bar/toilets during acrobat at night one, and songs from both the I&E-records did not seem to get people that excited at all. I doubt that most people even knew the new songs. 

Maybe I'm a little hard on my fellow countrymen. But I don't think the appreciated the new stuff as they should, and I'm excited to see, if the changes in the set yesterday will last during the rest of the tour, or if the band actually had to adapt to a tough crowd in Copenhagen. 

Last night was 40 years to the day that Joe O'Herlihy joined the band's crew as their sound technician so that could be why they brought in the rarities - atu2.com suggested it was to keep him on his toes.

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There's really some over analysis of this in my opinion. Cedarwood, I can take, but wont miss, Iris - I love, it really has a personal tinge as I lost my mum around the time when innocence came out, the Ocean - really - just a boy filler....I jest.?

 

It was so, so ,so refreshing to see U2 DO WHAT THEY DO BEST, and when I was just starting to think they had forgotten how to do it!

3 great tracks thrown in, with thought.

I'm so totally re-energised for Belfast in a few short weeks. I do hope they keep an element of this in the remaining shows.

All 3 were performed brilliantly.

Proof if ever there was needed, that UF was always an indoor track, and performed solidly. Wild horses, performed really well (croke '05 last time I heard that one),

'Stay', well that just takes me back to the RDS, in Dubs 1993.

Yum.

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2 hours ago, yardie said:

There's really some over analysis of this in my opinion. Cedarwood, I can take, but wont miss, Iris - I love, it really has a personal tinge as I lost my mum around the time when innocence came out, the Ocean - really - just a boy filler....I jest.?

 

It was so, so ,so refreshing to see U2 DO WHAT THEY DO BEST, and when I was just starting to think they had forgotten how to do it!

3 great tracks thrown in, with thought.

I'm so totally re-energised for Belfast in a few short weeks. I do hope they keep an element of this in the remaining shows.

All 3 were performed brilliantly.

Proof if ever there was needed, that UF was always an indoor track, and performed solidly. Wild horses, performed really well (croke '05 last time I heard that one),

'Stay', well that just takes me back to the RDS, in Dubs 1993.

Yum.

RDS IN 1993...? was fabulous.

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I’d be pretty surprised if this setlist sticks.

1) it doesn’t fit with the arc of the show.

2) it doesn’t utilize the walkway screens in any way that compares to the standard setlist.

3) This tour (and I&E) has been about the new songs.

i’m glad for the fans who’ve seen multiple shows (I saw 4 and would have loved this one.) but IMO this setlist isn’t what this tour is about.

we’ll all find out soon enough....

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On 9/30/2018 at 5:05 PM, bigwave said:

look forward to hearing your reviews - flag flashmob looked amazing, well organised

This was my 9th U2 gig - and my first visit to Copenhagen since 1982! We stayed at Cabinn Metro which was a budget hotel only 5 minutes walk fron the Royal Arena!  I thought the intro to Blackout was immense - and it was a true rockin' start to the show. I love the energy of I Will Follwo ( and The Electric Co when they play it ...) and from then on onto some very strong songs with a splash of new songs emerging. Personally I enjoy All Because of You and I was surprised to see it on concert one ahead of Red Flag Day. The whole concert was a rich blend of old and new with brilliant graphics on the screens too. I always enjoy Until The End of the World, City of Blinding Lights and you can nerver grow tired of One in the encore.  Next time, in Manchester I am thinking of standing near the B stage as the energy from Elevation and Vertigo was a little hard to feed off - we were 4 rows from the front near where The edge plays - so maybe a new perspective should be sought for Manchester - what do you think?

Elevation set the crowd jumping further - though the locals near us seemed happy to stand and appreciate rather than rockin'. Our only drawback was a very tall gentleman - probably 6 foot 8 inches tall - which kept obscuring our view - and the shorter ladies stood near us got somewhat frustrated ...as I can imagine when you are an average female height - I am a below average height male so I know how the ladies feel. However, for a split second I could see all four members of the band and I managed to capture my best ever shot of the whole band. All the spectacular lighting changes play havoc if you are trying to take a photo with either a camera or a phone.

The song that first attracted me to U2 when I was a student was FIRE ....it would make a great live song ....is there any reason they do not play it? I love the raw energy in it and would love to se it played live ....How about the first show in Manchester please Bono, Larry, Adam and The Edge?

So here is my photo , taken at the end of the main show, just after City of Blinding Lights ...Hope you like it!

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