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Old 03-26-05, 01:43 PM
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The U2 Vertigo 2005 Tour

Had to delete and restart as I was stuck in elevation mode.


Lets discuss the shows in here, the other thread announced it.

So San Diego First show in on Monday.

And I get to go on April 9th to San Jose GA tickets.

Rehearsals are under way in LA, and this is what was practised according to atu2.com



City of Blinding Lights
The Electric Co.
An Cat dubh
Into The Heart
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace Or Else
Elevation
Stuck In a Moment...
Yahweh
Gloria
One
Where the Streets Have No Name
Running to Stand Still
Zoo Station
The Fly
Vertigo
All Because of You
Sunday Bloody Sunday
40
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Old 03-27-05, 12:30 AM
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going on monday can't wait.. hope with our without you gets added to the set.. looking forward on seeing kings of leon too
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I saw the "Final Dress Rehearsal" last night at LA Sports Arena. I was one of the idiot fans who hang out all day, hoping to get it, and Bono delivered. At about 2:30pm he came out to the 60 of us waiting, and said he would try and get us in. At about 5:30pm the crowd had got to about 150+ and a mgr type came out, did a quick head count, and escorted us in. Great show, and I look forward to Monday Night....
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Oh and here is the exact setlist and info from the "Final Rehearsal" (A little different than above)

Spoiler:

Setlist

City of Blinding Lights
The Electric Co.
An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace or Else
Elevation
Stuck in a Moment...
Yahweh
Bullet the Blue Sky
Running to Stand Still

(break for human rights video)

Zoo Station
The Fly
Vertigo

(break)

Pride
Where the Streets Have No Name
One
All Because of You
40

Song notes:

* Larry plays keyboards during "Yahweh"
* during "Love and Peace or Else", Larry is at the edge of the egg when the song starts, playing drums there; during the middle of the song, he goes back to the main stage and drums from there, while Bono drums at the edge of the egg
* during "Zoo Station", Edge is using a "Vertigo" guitar -- black with the red circles on it
* "Streets" does not have a red-colored background; flags of the countries on the African continent are shown behind the band instead
* "40" is performed as it was 20 years ago -- each band member leaves the stage one-at-a-time, and Larry ends the show with a brief drum solo



Stage notes:

* very simple stage, clean - just Larry's drums, Edge's stuff, keyboards, and lots of room for Bono to move around
* 3-level video screen
* main stage is shaped like the "Vertigo" spirals
* the "egg" extends further out onto the floor than the Elevation "heart" did
* there's no b-stage at the far end of the egg, but there is enough room for the band to play, just like on the Elevation Tour


Plus a pic of Bono for you!
Old 03-27-05, 11:29 AM
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nice write up chris.
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Thanks for the write up Chrisedge.

Can't wait for this concert! I have to wait until September 12th to see them. The good thing is that I was able to score tickets, is okay if I have to wait.
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<-- still doesn't have any tickets to the first leg of the friggin' tour.

Dammit.
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For those who went to the San Diego show, care to review the concert?
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Oh, man. Saturday at the Pond can't come soon enough for me. Avoiding the final set list. What are an Cat dubh, The Electric Co. and 40?
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Just got back from the concert here in san diego.. all i have to say is that it was amazing.. they sounded great, the light show was awsome, and the set list was alot of the new disk and classic u2.. word of advise.. get there early.. I missed about 20 minutes of kings of leon cause the line to get in was so long and it was moving slow.. took me about an hour to get in.. other than that, i wish i was going wedsday too.
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Wow, U2! They were one my favorite band back in the 90s!
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Setlist?
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WOW....Not playing my favorite U2 song ever("With or Without You") and no "I Still haven't found what I'm Looking for". I was there in San Diego, the energy was great, but the song selection was suspect. There were a group of people who started screaming for "Acrobat"....sadly they did not play it.
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Good to see Running To Stand Still and Zoo Station on there and a few other rarities.

I wish they would take the group which includes One, Bullet The Blue Sky, Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Years Day, Where The Streets Have No Name, The Fly, and Pride and then cut them in half and play them on alternate nights. I really have no desire to hear all of those songs again every night.
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My GA Tickets have the Required FAN on them, but I guess its still somewhat of a lottery to see if you get into the Egg.

At least I don't have to lineup all day. At SD they started lining up early and at 6:30am one person was #190 in the unofficial line.

madness.
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Originally Posted by Dalvin
WOW....Not playing my favorite U2 song ever("With or Without You") and no "I Still haven't found what I'm Looking for". I was there in San Diego, the energy was great, but the song selection was suspect. There were a group of people who started screaming for "Acrobat"....sadly they did not play it.
Thank goodness. It's time to drop some of the old war horses. We've heard em a million times. When a band's been around this long it's inevitable.
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Originally Posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
My GA Tickets have the Required FAN on them, but I guess its still somewhat of a lottery to see if you get into the Egg.

At least I don't have to lineup all day. At SD they started lining up early and at 6:30am one person was #190 in the unofficial line.

madness.
Can you describe or point me to a precise description of how the GA line is to work?

I got GA tickets for Chicago 5/12 (which was added so no presale). I was in Propoganda but didn't pay the $40 to join U2.com since it was never offered as something that would get a GA person closer than a non-U2.com GA person. To me GA has always meant first come, first served.

But if I won't have to sit in line all day like w/Elevation it may not be all bad, so I'm curious as to the exact details...

Thanks.
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atu2.com described it like this.

There are 2 lines, one for u2.com members, and one for non u2.com members.

And then I guess your tickets get scanned on entering, if it goes blue you are in the egg, otherwise you are outside.


http://www.vertiblog.com/

and the other info culled from reading wire

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San Diego MP3's

The Fly
http://s48.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1...N2K5DSJM0QJ31Y

Pride
http://s10.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1...B1RNE2NB5XMC9P


Elevation

http://s48.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3...D06I1IMU11P1W7

Sometimes You Can't Make it on your own

http://s48.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1...H0ZWYZQZJKVIR2
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and From U2.com how to get in the Ellipse


29.03.2005
The ‘Elipse’ … And How To Get A Place
The elipse, the heart, the circle, the ‘Vertigo Club’ in front of the
stage – here’s how to get in.

Last night in San Diego we successfully piloted a new system aimed at
creating a fairer way for fans to gain entry into the area in front of the
stage (the ‘elipse’, which is the equivalent to the ‘heart’ area on the
Elevation Tour).

We understand there was a little bit of confusion as to how it works. Let
us explain.

People who bought their GA tickets in the U2.Com presale LINE UP IN ONE
SPECIFIC AREA, people who bought their GA tickets in the general sale LINE
UP IN A SEPARATE AREA.

As you enter, a ticket scanner randomly selects from the two lines those
who gain entrance to the elipse.

The system was a big success last night, with lots of you telling us that
it was much fairer – for example it does not penalise people who have to
work in the daytime and cannot get to the show hours beforehand to get in
line.

The new system means that being first in the queue does not guarantee
access to the elipse as on previous tours.

Sorry if any of you had plans to camp days ahead of any of the shows -
being first in line guarantees nothing. Chat about the new system here

“Last time around I queued from six am but still never got in the heart,’
said Al Schooling from Alta Loma. ‘This time I came just before the show
and I’m in! I can’t believe it!’

As the new system was successful, we are going to continue it for the
foreseeable future.

Here’s the small print on entrance to the elipse:

1) All General Admission Tickets holders enter though a designated entry
point

2) All General Admission ticket holders will be asked to form two lines at
this entry point:
a. U2.Com Presale floor Ticket purchasers
b. General Public Floor Ticket Purchasers

3) Venue staff will explain to fans the wrist banding procedure that they
will encounter upon entering:
a. All floor ticket holders will receive a wristband upon entry
b. There is an enclosed Elipse area similar to Elevation Tour “heart”
c. Selection will be on a random basis using a computer ticket scanner
that verifies the tickets and by a random numerical process, selects
tickets for the Ellipse
d. Each ticket selected for the Elipse will enable both the ticket holder
and their companion accompanying them into the Elipse.
e. Each selected ticket and that of their companion will be stamped upon
selection and they will be directed to the Elipse wrist banding station.
f. Random selection will continue for the full capacity of the floor.
(From the first person arriving to the last person arriving, everyone will
have an equal opportunity to enter the Ellipse)
g. The wristbands will provide reentry privileges to their respective areas

4) Those that do not get selected will be instructed to proceed directly
to the floor.
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Link to a nice Zip file d/l of the SD Show.

http://www.worldmediahost.com
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Thanks for the info. on this supposed new way of GA admittance.
But what about for shows where there was no presale, i.e. those shows added at the last minute online (like here in Chicago).

I'm going to try not get all worked up over whatever the system is, but I do want to be able to plan accordingly.

I don't believe it, though, that waiting in line all day means nothing, because if you're NOT chosen to enter the egg, you'll enter the main GA area in order, so if you show up late you'll end up in the back, it would seem...
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Originally Posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
Link to a nice Zip file d/l of the SD Show.

http://www.worldmediahost.com
Thanks!
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Where? I can't find it.
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I have to say, seeing the set list (the great thing about the internet and the worst thing about the internet for concerts) I would definitely pass and just go by the memories of other tours years ago.

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