1. Originally posted by LikeASong:[..]
    I love Edge's guitar as well (specially the chimey/spacey guitar just before the bridge) but the song as a whole hasn't been properly powerful since 2005 imo. Haven't attended any 2019 shows to compare it against the 2018 versions, but I attended shows in 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2018 and it was a personal lowlight in all of them.


    EDIT. Now that I think of it, maybe the last time it was proper good was 2009 and not 2005. It was their terrible idea of opening the 2010 shows with it that killed the song for me I think.
    I love Edge's guitar as well (specially the chimey/spacey guitar just before the bridge)
    https://www.u2.com/news/title/i-never-heard-anything-like-this/news/ Dallas breaking down the different sounds is so nice to watch
  2. Originally posted by iamcrazytonight:[..]
    I get your point about BD opening the show, I guess it depends on the country though. When it opened the show in Greece for the 360 tour, people absolutely loved it, because it's the hit everyone knew & it was their first appearance after 13 years, so they really engaged people from the get go.
    As far as setlist place, I prefered the early appearance in 2018 rather than 2015. Also, the band themselves seemed to realize they needed to spice things up and I guess that's why they play these different versions in the JT tours, which are enjoyable but do feel a bit tired.
    Yeah, I get the whole point of opening with such a big, big hit - and I'm sure many of the casuals loved it too. It just didn't work out for me, it was so boring since it's more of a mid-tempo than a rocker, it fell specially flat after an unreleased semi-instrumental like Stingray Guitar... Everything led in the wrong direction, and the song has never picked it up (for me at least) since then.