okay, looks like I’ll be watching that U2 Rose Bowl webcast after all… thanks a lot, Rupert. =(
UPDATE: geez, second guessing this entertainment choice as well… they seem to have loaded the set list a bit heavily from the new (or maybe last two) albums… and…those songs suck. Here is the set list from Chicago:
2 No Line on the Horizon
3 Get On Your Boots
5 Beautiful Day/Blackbird (Beatles snippet)
7 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For/Stand By Me (Ben E. King snippet)
8 Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
9 Unknown Caller
10 The Unforgettable Fire
11 City Of Blinding Lights
13 I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
14 Sunday Bloody Sunday/Oliver’s Army (Elvis Costello snippet)
15 Pride (In The Name Of Love)
17 Walk On/You’ll Never Walk Alone (snippet)
18 Where The Streets Have No Name
20 Bad/40 (snippet)
21 Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
22 With Or Without You
23 Moment of Surrender
That’s a long time to wait just to hear an old favorite, isn’t it?
Also, weird choice, to webcast this from Los Angeles. Not even everyone HERE will be able to watch the whole thing because it is so late. Ironically, above the streaming video it says “Los Angeles 8:30pm/Paris 4:30am/Tokyo 12:30pm” So, right, another case of musicians forgetting that the rest of us have to go to work on Mondays.
They are giving shout outs to cities like Sydney (currently about 3pm there)…. I’m hard pressed to think of a city where it would be convenient to watch this…
Before the show started Rocko the stage hand came out to warm up the crowd. He said that they chose to webcast from Los Angeles because the best fans are here. ….do you think maybe it is because Edge lives in Malibu now? Maybe, just maybe?
UPDATE #2: Okay, at least they switched the set list up a bit and put Mysterious Ways at the 4th song instead of “Magnificent.” Boner is walking off by himself so the camera will stay on him alone instead of the band.