Your Dream U2 Concert

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Your Dream U2 Concert
« on: December 29, 2017, 02:26:12 AM »
Hey folks. So I noticed there was a fantasy game where you picked out different songs and had to craft a concert. I want to try a different spin on this. What if you had no limits, no picks, no need to play Veritgo for people who bought iPods in 2005. Essentially, if you had no limits in what songs you could choose, what would your concert look like? I think this would be interesting to see what your tastes in albums, concert atmosphere, and other U2 traits look like, and if you want, talk about why your selections made that concert so special to you. Here are the requirements.

You can do 21 or 22 main concert songs.  Divide them up however you want, if you want to specify acoustic, a or b stage, go for it, the more interesting the better.

You have 25 songs total.  Meaning depending on your main set, you have a 3 or 4 song encore.  Do 1 or 2 encores, its your choice.

And here is a small twist. You get 4 snippets.  Less than half of another song can be tackled onto another, with Bono singing a select few lyrics from that song.

Without further ado here is my ideal concert

Main stage
1. City of Blinding Lights
2. Even Better Than the Real Thing
3. Magnificent
4. A Sort of Homecoming
5. New Years Day
6. Lemon
7. Iris (Hold Me Close)

B Stage
8. (Just Edge on Piano and Bono on Vocals) So Cruel- Snippet of Every Breaking Wave
9. (Still Acoustic) Running to Stand Still- Snippet of Winter, for some reason I can imagine parts of Winter working with the RTSS melody
10. (Full Band Enters) Where the Streets Have No Name
11.  Exit as the Shadow Man- Snippet of In the Flesh by Pink Floyd, I feel that it fits sort of eerie atmosphere Bono would be going for
12. Mothers of the Disappeared

Back to Main Stage
13. Sunday Bloody Sunday- Snippet of War by Edwin Starr
14. The Blackout
15. The Troubles
16. Tomorrow
17. Sleep Like A Baby Tonight
18. Love Rescue Me
19. Please
20. Zoo Station
21. Out of Control
22. Acrobat

Encore
23. Walk On
24. Moment of Surrender
25. Love is Blindness

The first and last portions of the concert are just designed with some of the songs I love the most and would move my spirit up and down in the right order for how I would want to fee at that part of the concert, I think Iris in particular is a good set closer because of its beauty and drama. City of Blinding Lights is my favorite U2 song and I loved how it opened shows on the Vertigo tour, really gets my heart pumping. For the B stage, I wanted them to start us of softer with an acoustic rendition of one of my favorites, So Cruel. I then have them play a mini version of my favorite album, TJT, in the order I think combines my favorite songs on the album with the order that would give me the biggest emotional thrill.

But in particular I want to talk about the set list in between B stage and the encore. I created a little story that i think i'd love U2 to play. It's the story of a man who sees a world full of war, but remains strong (Sunday Bloody Sunday). Political turmoil (The Blackout), shakes him up, but he remains resolute, but the world is wearing on him noticeably (The Troubles).  He tries to turn to religion (Tomorrow), but loses his faith in his god and his world after he experiences the churches scandals (Sleep Like a Baby Tonight). He shuns religion (Love Rescue Me).  This makes him cynical, and he looks back on the conflict both in the broader world and in his church with scorn (Please). This hardened cynicism makes him go around thinking he has seen it all and the world doesn't matter to him (Zoo Station), until he realizes he is literally (Out of Control).  Looking back on his life, perhaps talking to a lover he found along the way, he has an anger at the world, and warn's his other person to not let the bastards drag them down, like they did to him (Acrobat)

This will probably take you awhile to do, Im sorry for that.

Sorry this so much reading. Thanks for your time, and contribute your own!

« Last Edit: December 30, 2017, 04:27:15 PM by redrunningred »
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Re: Your Dream U2 Concert
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 03:52:56 AM »
Oh, id love to see them reuse the claw/360 staging in a baseball stadium.

There's too many songs but currently off the top of my head:

1. The ocean
2. A sort of homecoming
3. 11 o clock tick rock
4. No line on the horizon
5. Sometimes you can't make it
6. Iris
7. Magnificent
8. Gone
9. Cedarwood road
10. The unforgettable fire
INTERMISSION
11. Zoo station
12. The fly
13. Every breaking wave
14. 13 (there is a light)
15. Exit
16. Love is blindness
17. The little things
18. Moment of surrender (40 snippet)
19. Love is all we have left

Encore
20. Acrobat
21. With or without you(love will tear us apart snippet)
22. Bad (when I look at the world       snippet)
23. One tree hill
24. Mlk
25. Streets (California snippet)
« Last Edit: December 29, 2017, 03:55:49 AM by Waffles »

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Re: Your Dream U2 Concert
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 06:46:40 AM »
Can I just say HAWKMOON, and be done with it?

(kidding...I'll try to work on this in a bit!)

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Re: Your Dream U2 Concert
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 09:36:03 AM »
Redrunningred - At first your 13-22 tracks were so cryptic in their ordering but I love the explanation. 

I will definitely do mine.  I've had a lot of practice making things flow together with our draft.  No acoustic for me.  We stay in the electric cathedral. 

Mofo is my leadoff for sure


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Re: Your Dream U2 Concert
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 11:01:26 AM »
And I DID include a song from Pop. It fit into my concept. So hopefully y’all rabid 90’s fans will be ok. Nothing from Zooropa though.
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Re: Your Dream U2 Concert
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 02:41:39 PM »
1. Hawkmoon 269
2. Mofo
3. Out Of Control
4. Gloria
5. Two Hearts Beat As One
6. An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart
7. Gone
8. Until The End Of The World
9. Unknown Caller
10. Cedarwood Road
11. A Sort Of Homecoming
12. Red Hill Mining Town
13. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
14. Crumbs From Your Table
15. When I Look At The World
16. Red Flag Day
17. New York
18. The Wanderer
19. Bad
20. All I Want Is You
21. Where The Streets Have No Name

Encores

22. Fez - Being Born
23. This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now
24. The Little Things That Give You Away
25. 40
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Re: Your Dream U2 Concert
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 03:08:34 PM »
VERY nice, Actung Baby! VERY nice.

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Re: Your Dream U2 Concert
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 03:42:32 PM »
VERY nice, Actung Baby! VERY nice.

Thanks, riffraff! Tried to include something from every album and opted for a bunch of songs I've never heard live/some that have never been played. Can't speak for the crowd and band but I'd probably be worn out after Hawkmoon, but I can't think of a better way to start the show when dreaming big and out loud.  :)
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Re: Your Dream U2 Concert
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 03:59:44 PM »
VERY nice, Actung Baby! VERY nice.

Thanks, riffraff! Tried to include something from every album and opted for a bunch of songs I've never heard live/some that have never been played. Can't speak for the crowd and band but I'd probably be worn out after Hawkmoon, but I can't think of a better way to start the show when dreaming big and out loud.  :)
If I ever see Hawkmoon live, they will probably have to carry me out in a bucket! Yes, we are dreaming big and out loud...why not?

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Re: Your Dream U2 Concert
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 04:00:05 PM »
Tomorrow
Wire
Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
Kite
Heartland
Until the End of the World
New Year’s Day
Mofo
Lemon
The First Time
The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Dirty Day
Exit
Bullet the Blue Sky
Please
Where the Streets Have No Name
Bad
The Fly
Acrobat
With or Without You
Love is Blindness
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The Electric Co.

Sorry new songs.  This is a one shot gig.


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Re: Your Dream U2 Concert
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 07:42:30 PM »
At this point, I'd most want to hear a set of songs taken solely from the last 3 albums.

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Re: Your Dream U2 Concert
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2017, 08:38:33 PM »
At this point, I'd most want to hear a set of songs taken solely from the last 3 albums.

At this point, I'd most want to not have obvious bots on a U2 fan forum.



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Re: Your Dream U2 Concert
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2017, 08:41:40 PM »
At this point, I'd most want to hear a set of songs taken solely from the last 3 albums.

At this point, I'd most want to not have obvious bots on a U2 fan forum.

Lol! But seriously, New U2 gets unfairly maligned sometimes. There is some really solid stuff particularly in the past 3 albums. ATYCLB and Bomb were a bit rough starts, but since then, with the exception of that fucking awful trio of songs in the middle of No Line on the Horizon, I don’t have much complaints.
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Re: Your Dream U2 Concert
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2017, 09:45:09 AM »
I'd love to hear AB and Zooropa played in full in Ireland... with the full Zoo TV stage back up.  And maybe prank call Merkel.

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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2017, 01:26:38 AM »
to go back in time and see the Dublin Zoo TV show. or a Zoo TV show in which the Pixies opened for them.