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...and a fun photo before bed.

Their “Adam” managed to insinuate himself while “Edge” was playing keyboards. It was very amusing.😆

Mote later after rest...

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OK - a bit more now...

This was one of the very best shows I have ever seen them put on - very long setlist, very good variety. The songs mostly came from Boy through HTDAAB,  but one more recent track was played too. From each album:

 

Boy

I Will Follow

Out Of Control

The Ocean (snippet)

The Electric Co. ("w/ "Cry" opening)

War

Sunday Bloody Sunday

New Year's Day

40 (snippet)

The Unforgettable Fire

Pride

Bad

The Joshua Tree

Streets (which was great)

With Or Without You

Bullet The Blue Sky (which was, IMHO, the song of the night - a truly awesome version)

Running To Stand Still

In God's Country

(they may have played "Trip Through Your Wires" too, but I may have a false memory here - I'll try to confirm)

Rattle and Hum

Desire (yes, you can tell he was giving his harmonicas a workout last night)

Achtung Baby

One

Mysterious Ways

Zooropa

Stay (Faraway, So Close!)

ATYCLB

Stuck In A Moment

In A Little While (yes, really)

HTDAAB

Vertigo

Songs Of Experience

The Blackout

 

Quite a variety! They played two generous sets.

...AND THEN...

The Edge of the band started playing a familiar riff - it sounded Edge-y, but different as well. As he continued playing, I slowly recognized the guitar stylings of David Gilmour...

Wait...are they really playing..."Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. II"? Why, yes! Yes they are! And they did. An unexpected bonus.

I can't wait until they come around again. They are close enough to drive to next month; I may give it a go.

 

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Another post or two about the show...

They even had a ONE table at the show with people distributing information and signing people up just like a full-fledged U2 gig.

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Another good image to show how close we all were to them.

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The Eagles jersey in the background belongs to the Bono of the group. Since his real name in Tony, the name on the back is “Tono”.

Later in the show, a girl in the crowd asked to try on the jersey while they were playing. He agreed (but I think with a bit of reluctance too). She danced on the side of the stage, aided by a few drinks beforehand.

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A close-up of Edge during “Bullet”.

The Larry of the group was disobedient earlier in the day, so they kept him behind a Perspex cage all night. (No - not really, but it is entertaining to think so. The barrier was for our own protection from the volume of his kit in such a cozy venue.)

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On 3/10/2019 at 12:46 AM, dmway said:

This is how close I was to them tonight. The place was called “The Barn” on their website, and that’s what it was. 😆 The place is actually a bar, but it has a barn in the back.

The stage was about 6 inches in elevation. It reminded me of one of the very famous pictures of U2 performing in their early days. So, walking out into the crowd was very easy - so they did so. This is one example. (BTBS playing, due to the presence of the spotlight.)

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He looks like Bono.  It's spooky.

If any decent U2 tribute band come to the Upper Midwest-please let me know.  Screen time is still limited.  I can't keep up with this but would love to see a good one.

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On 3/10/2019 at 1:50 AM, dmway said:

...and a fun photo before bed.

Their “Adam” managed to insinuate himself while “Edge” was playing keyboards. It was very amusing.😆

Mote later after rest...

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I saw this entire situation happen 🤣 It was actually "Edge's" doing - "Adam" stood right next to him and suddenly "Edge" shoved him in front of the keyboard and put his arms around him to play the keyboard. The look on "Adam's" face was hilarious 🤣 These guys really are great, and they always look like they have so much fun doing this!

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10 minutes ago, Vertigo3333 said:

I saw this entire situation happen 🤣 It was actually "Edge's" doing - "Adam" stood right next to him and suddenly "Edge" shoved him in front of the keyboard and put his arms around him to play the keyboard. The look on "Adam's" face was hilarious 🤣 These guys really are great, and they always look like they have so much fun doing this!

Yes! You’re absolutely right! That is how it happened. 😆

That’s the one thing I always notice whenever I have seen them over the last 15 years or so - they really, really enjoy doing what they are doing. They feed off the crowd too, just like U2 themselves.

I’m on the fence about seeing them on the 13th next month. The show is easy enough to get to, but they are sharing the bill with 42, a Coldplay tribute band. UF are the closers that night, though; that would make me more likely to take in the show again. Choices, choices...

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On 3/17/2019 at 4:23 PM, dmway said:

I’m on the fence about seeing them on the 13th next month. The show is easy enough to get to, but they are sharing the bill with 42, a Coldplay tribute band. UF are the closers that night, though; that would make me more likely to take in the show again. Choices, choices...

...and the choice has been made - UF gets to entertain me (and the rest of us there that night) again on Saturday. 😎

Show report to follow...

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