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May 19th, 2005

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parallel_rhythm:
I'm currently feelin: giddy giddy

I went to see U2 tonight at Continental. I didn't really keep track of the setlist, though I can try and reproduce it, but first I feel the need to share part of my first U2 experience.

I went to church tonight. Not for any particular religion and not even looking to be spiritually moved. But within a minute, U2 managed to do it without even trying. It was like some sort of conversion process. I walked out of the arena completely changed and I feel like I'll never be able to listen to them the same way ever again. For those two hours, everything in the world made sense. And it was perfect. I didn't feel young, inexperienced, and naive. There, I was one with everybody. To see people have the music affect them the way it affects me... it was incredible.

They opened with "City of Blinding Lights," which happens to be my favorite off of Atomic Bomb. Hands down, this song was written for me. The whole album is mine to digest, but this song sums me up. I could not think of a more perfect way to open up the show. I heard the music gradually increase in volume, and the lights turned on, and the first person I see is The Edge on guitar. Then, as I was looking around at the stage, I caught a figure out of the corner of my eye on the other side of the egg that the band can walk around in the middle of fans. It was Bono, standing there with his arms out, in all his glory. And confetti started falling at that second. It is single-handedly one of the most fucking amazing sights I've ever seen in my entire life. I almost started to cry, literally. It was so breath taking. And it's one of those images that can never be repeated ever again. It was that perfect.

City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart??? (not exactly sure)
Elevation
Gloria
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet the Blue Sky
Running to Stand Still
Pride (In the Name of Love)
One
Where The Streets Have No Name (this one really got me jumping!!)

First Encore:
Zoo Station
The Fly
Mysterious Ways
(no Original of the Species) :(

Second Encore:
All Because of You
Yahweh
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (they brought these 3 kids up who were supposedly in a band called the Bank Robbers, and they actually played the song... meh..)
Bad

No 40 for this show!
 
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From:axver
Date:May 19th, 2005 07:11 am (UTC)
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By all accounts, it sounds like this was a great show. Oh, I can't wait to have a similar experience in Boston next week. As you can imagine, I'm becoming rather excited!

By the way, here's the full setlist, courtesy of u2-vertigo-tour.com:

City Of Blinding Lights
Vertigo / Stories For Boys (snippet) / Pump It Up (snippet)
Elevation
Gloria
The Ocean
Beautiful Day / Blackbird (snippet)
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own / No Regrets (snippet)
Love And Peace Or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky / Please (snippet) / The Hands That Built America (snippet) / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet)
Running To Stand Still
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Where The Streets Have No Name
One

Encore(s):
Zoo Station
The Fly
Mysterious Ways
All Because Of You
Yahweh
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Bad / 40 (snippet)
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From:parallel_rhythm
Date:May 19th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)
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Ooooh, forgot they post the setlists! Thanks for the info!
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From:glitterkittykid
Date:May 19th, 2005 07:24 am (UTC)
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U2 dare compete with Star Wars?


Just joshin.
From:miracle7077
Date:May 19th, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC)
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I'm from NJ and makes me sad to hear all this and know I missed a great show :(

Thanks for recapping it for me.
From:musictvstar
Date:May 19th, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
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I went last night too. Amazing!!

My favorite song is Running to Stand Still, so of course I was excited about that. But I was also suprised to hear gloria!

I want to go again in november. ebay here i come! lol
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From:parallel_rhythm
Date:May 19th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Gloria was great!! Also, I'm not a huge fan of The Joshua Tree in general other than the first four songs, and I have given it a few listens. But last night's performance of Running to Stand Still makes me want to go back and give it another listen! That was so beautiful. Oh, and how perfect was Where The Streets Have No Name? I was jumping up and down. I think that got the crowd going the most.

What section were you in last night? I was in 214, Row 12. I want to go in October again, and I will find a way somehow!
From:musictvstar
Date:May 21st, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
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I was in 126, row 24, great view! Ah I have to go again, too amazing to see just once!

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