U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Jul
27
2009

Rainy Day in Dublin

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27 July 2009
Rainy Day in Dublin
Dublin. Show 3.

The band came in to soundcheck this afternoon which gave me a reason to head into Croke Park a little early. It was a bit of a miserable old day and felt very much like a Monday. For a while we toyed with the idea of attempting White as Snow tonight and they played Drowning Man again at sound check, but in the end we felt like it would probably be better to go with a set which would keep the mood up, so put in New Year's Day instead. I blow a bit hot and cold with that song, it having been around for such a very long time. This afternoon it sounded great though, recapturing the uplifting power it has had on tours-of-yore.

It had been a grey, chilly afternoon and started to rain right before show time which didn't do much for the party spirit. The show went well and clearly the audience had a great time but to be honest it felt like a bit of a Monday night from where I was standing. New Year's Day made its tour debut and I hope it's not too long before we hear it again. Everything else was in it's place and all was fine but, well, a bit of a wet Monday night.

The highlight of my day was taking possession of a DVD of helicopter footage from Barcelona. It's all the rushes from the shoot that was done for the 'Crazy' video and has fantastic views of Barcelona, Gaudi's Sagrada Familia then sweeping round to fly over Camp Nou and our stage. It's a wonderful memento of the month we spent there.

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MikeTighe
24 August, 2009
Don't worry willie...
It was an awesome gig, I loved it! You'll have to chuck hardier things than rain at a U2 Dublin crowd!
Davcal
24 August, 2009
Dublin 3
Willie, Willie, Willie. You must have been enjoying our hospitality a little too much over the week end. I was at all 3 and thought Monday was brilliant, not as good as Friday but better than Saturday. Must have been the tribute band outside your window put you off! come back real soon ya hear!
maela62
24 August, 2009
rainy day in Dublin.........
From this page, set list's changes emerge again. 'White as snow' i would like hearing it more than 'Drowning man'.Yes! And i think i am not the only one in whishing to hear it live.
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