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March 28th, 2005

The Tour Kicks Off Today!!!!! @ 12:14 am

moydrum:
I'm currently feelin: excited excited

I didn't see that anyone has posted this.....There is a great recap of last night's rehearsal on atU2.com! What an AMAZING setlist we might get to hear! All of those songs from 'Boy'......Check it out:
link to U2 blog from atU2.com
"At the end of the rehearsal, Bono asked us what we thought. He was expecting cheering, clapping, and screaming. The arena was silent. The silence was deafening. For the people in our section, our jaws were on the floor because we could NOT believe we were hearing 40 with Adam on guitar, Edge on bass. Our section's silence was because we were in complete shock, awe, amazement, and utter bewilderment. You left us speechless, as you always do, Bono."




Setlist

City of Blinding Lights
The Electric Co.
An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace or Else
Elevation
Stuck in a Moment...
Yahweh
Bullet the Blue Sky
Running to Stand Still

(break for human rights video)

Zoo Station
The Fly
Vertigo

(break)

Pride
Where the Streets Have No Name
One
All Because of You
40

Song notes:
Larry plays keyboards during "Yahweh"
during "Love and Peace or Else", Larry is at the edge of the egg when the song starts, playing drums there; during the middle of the song, he goes back to the main stage and drums from there, while Bono drums at the edge of the egg
during "Zoo Station", Edge is using a "Vertigo" guitar -- black with the red circles on it
"Streets" does not have a red-colored background; flags of the countries on the African continent are shown behind the band instead
"40" is performed as it was 20 years ago -- each band member leaves the stage one-at-a-time, and Larry ends the show with a brief drum solo


Stage notes:
very simple stage, clean - just Larry's drums, Edge's stuff, keyboards, and lots of room for Bono to move around
3-level video screen
main stage is shaped like the "Vertigo" spirals
the "egg" extends further out onto the floor than the Elevation "heart" did
there's no b-stage at the far end of the egg, but there is enough room for the band to play, just like on the Elevation Tour
 
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From:lovedstrangely
Date:March 28th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
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no wowy!?

are you KIDDING!?!?

oh maaaaaan.
From:ewanjude_luver
Date:March 28th, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
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Oh come on. It's not the end of the world.
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From:lovedstrangely
Date:March 28th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
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they're not playing htat either!!

(lol)

I know, I just...really wanted to hear it, it's a staple, a classic!
From:leelee_cakes
Date:March 28th, 2005 05:51 am (UTC)
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I wouldn't worry yet-they've rehearsed EVERYTHING and they'll be switching up the set list from venue to venue. Keep your fingers crossed!
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From:axver
Date:March 28th, 2005 07:48 am (UTC)
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Thankfully.

That song has sounded terrible on the last two tours and I sincerely hope this is the end of the road for it until U2 feel passionate enough about it to play it again - though after the public rehearsal, they did rehearse it privately (though I understand they quickly stopped after feeling like it wasn't working).

For the record, WOWY on the Joshua Tree and Lovetown tours (and ZooTV to a lesser extent) is one of my favourite songs of all time. The Popmart and Elevation performances were nothing short of an insult to such a majestic and brilliant song.
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From:moydrum
Date:March 28th, 2005 12:32 pm (UTC)
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They rehearsed that not too long ago, and also UTEOTW. One of the things they are saying about this tour is that we might ACTUALLY get a rotating set-list. They rehearsed so many songs that it seems possible!

I just can't imagine hearing 40 live....
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From:bellanut
Date:March 28th, 2005 03:44 pm (UTC)
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Oh man, that really makes me want to see more than one show!

Must. Not. Be. Greedy.
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From:jayelde
Date:March 28th, 2005 05:34 am (UTC)
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As I listed to City of Blinding Lights on the radio today...I thought to myself "that would be an AWESOME song to open a big concert show with"!
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From:juliedelaporte
Date:March 28th, 2005 05:45 am (UTC)
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oh good god.

i won't see them until october (houston) and i'm already running around the house nearly in tears at the thought of hearing "City of Blinding Lights" followed by "The Electric Co."


(crumbles)
From:sabneraznik
Date:March 28th, 2005 06:10 am (UTC)
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Sounds awesome!! Whatever they play I;'ll be happy, only I'd soooo love to hear 40 live as it is recorded WOOOOOOO!!!!!
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From:simu2fan
Date:March 28th, 2005 06:19 am (UTC)
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HEEEE!!! I was one of the people from outside that got in. INCREDIBLE!!!

When they let us in I had to pinch myself that this was really happening.

:D
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From:moydrum
Date:March 28th, 2005 12:30 pm (UTC)
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Seriously? WOW! I am sooo jealous! When I read this article I started shaking from excitement, I can't imagine BEING there for it! Lucky you!
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From:simu2fan
Date:March 28th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
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I couldn't believe it either. My boyfriend and I kept yelling PINCH ME I'M DREAMING!! We met Bono earlier in the day and he was so cool when he said that he hoped that we'd be able to get in. I love that man so much. It reminded me of why I love the band so much.
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From:bellanut
Date:March 28th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the link! I am having *so* much fun reading fan reports. So much for not being spoiled ;)

I'm like, ridiculously excited for all the people who saw them last night and will be seeing them again tonight. Am I going to feel this way every night of the whole freakin' tour before and after my show? God I hope so.

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