Best (and worst) introduction to a song.

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Best (and worst) introduction to a song.
« on: November 10, 2017, 08:14:39 AM »
Although I'd like Bono to shut up sometimes, I like some of his introductions. Introducing a song creates more connection with the audience. Which ones are the best and which are the worst?

I guess the Mr. MacPhisto introductions to songs (like Ultra Violet and Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car) are the nicest.

I also like the "invented in Germany, perfected in America and now murdered by an Irish man in [...]" when he talks about the harmonica before Trip Through Your Wires. On those dots could you place any country.

The worst are the introductions to One. I try to skip that one...
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 11:01:53 AM »
Banging on about open borders during the intro to Streets on the I+E tour and spoiling the moment. 

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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 11:18:31 AM »
Banging on about open borders during the intro to Streets on the I+E tour and spoiling the moment.
I SO agree with this...Zooropa into Streets...could have been much more beautiful without any talking at all. It's a wonderful segue...on it's own.

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 11:20:05 AM »
Banging on about open borders during the intro to Streets on the I+E tour and spoiling the moment.

I was going to say the same thing. The crowd was pretty dead during Streets, which should never happen. They blew the intro big time.

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Re: Best (and worst) introduction to a song.
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 01:20:56 PM »
To me the most memorable introductions was Discotheque on Popmart Tour. If you can call that an intro, that is. But I remember this as jawdropping, when the giant lemon began to spin, then moments later becoming a giant crystal ball. And when it opened with the whole stage filled by smoke... Edge stepped out dressed all in white followed by the others down the ladder to the B-stage. To me as a 23 year old on that time, time nearly stood still.

The worst for me is when the intros last more than a minute and becoming a speech. It is rather boring...

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 06:15:07 PM »
To me the most memorable introductions was Discotheque on Popmart Tour. If you can call that an intro, that is. But I remember this as jawdropping, when the giant lemon began to spin, then moments later becoming a giant crystal ball. And when it opened with the whole stage filled by smoke... Edge stepped out dressed all in white followed by the others down the ladder to the B-stage. To me as a 23 year old on that time, time nearly stood still.

The worst for me is when the intros last more than a minute and becoming a speech. It is rather boring...
Didn't think about this one. Of course it's an introduction! Words are not always needed ;)
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Re: Best (and worst) introduction to a song.
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 07:47:33 PM »
Banging on about open borders during the intro to Streets on the I+E tour and spoiling the moment.

I was going to say the same thing. The crowd was pretty dead during Streets, which should never happen. They blew the intro big time.
If i'd been in the audience to hear this, there's a good chance i would've started to boo.