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  1. KaiserUEO

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    he made that public?

    didn't know that. would've saved me some angst leading up to it thinking I was getting a full boat before he branched off.

    although...the surprise of him just playing the hits definitely added to the awesomeness of the night.
     
  2. Bayside44

    Bayside44 Moderator Staff Member

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    He did full River in arenas winter and spring (DC and Baltimore thank you) then when he went to Europe he cut back. By the time he got back to the states he was in love with the really early stuff and some deeper cuts (thank you again Bruce) so even though it said The River it was just the usual 4 or so songs from it.
     
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  3. AZOrange

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    Heh I got a good chuckle here.
    Did you get the second leg of the tour? Once he went to Europe it all changed. We got 20 straight on the first leg. Honestly but for about 6 songs I'd have preferred white whales. The River album is pretty overrated top to bottom.
     
  4. Bayside44

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    It got a little long, but found songs like The Price You Pay that I otherwise passed over.

    He really had to kick it up a notch after Drive All Night or whatever slow one closes that record because the arena needed a jolt.

    U2 has an interesting issue with this one - I mean opening a show with Streets is not really an option - wonder if they play 2 or 3 tunes then get into the record.
     
  5. AZOrange

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    Agreed on TPYP. Also on Stolen Car and Point Blank.

    I think they could start with Streets but need to switch the intro or something. Of course maybe they steal from Bruce and open with a more upbeat b-side like MMITC.
     
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    Lots, The Cure have done two trilogies: Pornography-Disintegration-Bloodflowers and Three Imaginary Boys-Seventeen Seconds-Faith.

    I saw the Pixies do Doolittle.

    OMD has done Architecture and Morality and Dazzle Ships.

    Bowie has done some.

    Peter Hook has done several of the Joy Division and New Order albums.

    Brian Wilson has done Pet Sounds and SMiLE.

    I saw Peter Gabriel do So.
     
  7. AZOrange

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    I thought Mumford opens?
     
  8. KaiserUEO

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    They basically opened with Streets for all in 87.

    Bullet and Stand By Me being their other choices.

    But, yeah, nothing wrong with a show opener and 1 or 2 others before giving it a go.
     
  9. Bayside44

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    Yeah but now Streets is their Born to Run
     
  10. KaiserUEO

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    Give me Bono's #, I'll tell him he's wrong.

    It's Pride.
     
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    Pride is about an assassination. Streets is about heaven and other things.
     
  12. KaiserUEO

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    fair enough.

    but, I was going for the song that 'made' them.

    that one that took them from arenas to Stadiums.

    and it needs to be loud and rowdy and angry...with 80k all singing/screaming at 1x.
     
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    Phish has been doing it for years. Just not their entire albums ;)
     
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    Tangent alert:

    The movie "Killing Bono" was very good.
    It's semi autobiographical about some contemporaries of U2 and their attempts at fame.
    Bono comes off very well.
     
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    Love classic rock.

    Can't stand U2. Think only Phil Collins is higher on my hatred list.
     
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    I'm a big fan of both! I don't like the sappy "One More Night", Phil, but his stuff with Genesis for the most part, and his early solo work I really liked. Not to mention that he was a fantastic drummer.
     
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    Cannot wait to see them this summer.
     
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  18. KaiserUEO

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    summertime stadium concerts are a lot of fun.

    u2 did arenas a few summers ago, while the music is clearer, its just not as much fun.

    last summers GNf'nR and the Boss were awesome times.
     
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    I last saw them in DC on the Elevation tour. It was at the MCI center so not a stadium. My wife wants to go to the Dublin stop but I would prefer to see them here in the States.
     
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    2001? Height of their powers. Was at that Thu night show, had to go to a stupid wedding the next day.

    Seen them in all sorts of venues, Baltimore Arena in 2001 was great, like a high school gym.
     

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