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November 10th, 2005

(no subject) @ 12:36 am

sapphires13:
I'm currently feelin: ecstatic ecstatic

The U2 Vertigo DVD special just aired for the first time on MTV2 (it airs again at 1:30 PM EST)


The program went:

Vertigo
-too many commercials-
New Year's Day
Original Of The Species
-too many commercials-
City Of Blinding Lights

Short, yes. Too many commercials, yes. Bloody awesome? HELL YES. I am sooo excited about this DVD.

Vertigo was basically the same performance shown on Good Morning America last May (including the bit of Stories For Boys), but with some differences in editing. Example, originally, Bono lets off his like "Just give me what I want, and no one gets-" and the audience finishes off with "Hurt!" and he kind of laughs. This has been edited in the DVD version, they throw in a voice clip of Bono out of nowhere singing the last bit. Probably not noticable to anyone that hasn't seen the original, but it bothered me slightly.

New Year's Day seemed slightly drawn out. The third verse is skipped over entirely, and instead there's just a lot of music, and Bono smiling at Adam. Okay.

Original Of The Species, OH MY GOD. I was fighting to not burst into tears, it was just beautiful. And this is the same performance used in the iPod commercial, so you'll recognize the middle bit from there. Best part? Bono saying "It's her birthday too." Meaning, Jordan, his oldest daughter, who shares his birthday. Awwwwww. Oh and Bono pointing at himself during "some people got way too much confidence, baby".

City Of Blinding Lights, I sat there for like the first minute or so trying to figure out what song it was. I could hear the slow buildup, but not recognize it. And then I start to go "Streets!" but then I knew I was wrong. Finally I recognized it, and I was like "Oh duh, Blinding Lights **hits self**" During the "flash bulbs, purple irises" verse, he went down to the end of the stage, where a bunch of people inside the ellipse were taking pictures of him. And then at the end of the song, he was kind of posing for them.

In conclusion, YES! MAKE NEXT WEEK GET HERE NOW, kthx. I cannot wait to sit down, and watch the whole thing, uninterrupted.
 
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From:rockstarsex
Date:November 10th, 2005 07:28 am (UTC)
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"The third verse is skipped over entirely, and instead there's just a lot of music, and Bono smiling at Adam. Okay."

heh heh heh. ^_^

But it looks good, though? As good as Boston and Slane? :)
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From:sapphires13
Date:November 10th, 2005 08:09 am (UTC)
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Quite good. =D

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From:sapphires13
Date:November 10th, 2005 10:57 am (UTC)
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It sorta sounded like Streets, but at the same time not, and I couldn't really figure out what else it could be, and I was looking at the clock and going "They don't have time to play Streets!" And yea, it wasn't Streets =P
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From:films
Date:November 10th, 2005 10:58 am (UTC)
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The hour or 90min long set list for the UK preview show I saw goes like this (and look what we got 5 songs)
City Of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Cry / The Electric Co.
New Year's Day
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Love And Peace Or Else
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running To Stand Still
Where The Streets Have No Name
One
Mysterious Ways
Original Of The Species
Yahweh
40
From:onebadkite
Date:November 10th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)
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Mmmmyeah, but that's like ruining the whole show for ya. I like to be teased just a lil, you know I'll be running out to buy the DVD on Tuesday.
From:onebadkite
Date:November 10th, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
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I loved New Year's Day. Well maybe it was just Adam. He was all "I own this shit, fuck the keyboard and guitar solo" and prancing around the ellipse. Yay for a social Adam!

I was a little disappointed that they would include OOTS in the special, as we just had the iPod commercial. But oh well.

I know it was CoBL 'cause it opened exactly the way the video opens. But damn MTV2 and not programing stuff on time. I had set up my TiVo to record it, and the first few minutes were the end of the Beavis and Butthead on before it (just the credits really). So it cut off my CoBL!! I'm gonna record it again this afternoon, but specify it records a few minutes longer. Hrmph.

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