2011-06-24 - Glastonbury
Tour: Various Dates
Songs played: 20
Audio recordings: 1
  1. In what way was it Disappointing?As far as the performance goes it was pretty smooth the crowd and the weather was a let down and bar one or two song choices it was business as usual.
  2. to me is one of the best U2's ever concert
  3. Streets was poor compared with edges take with muse the previous year. It’s such a shame bono did his back in for 2010 as they would have rocketed it that night but it’s obvious to see muses version blows the band out the water.

    It was a tepid nervous band that night they were decent but there was no swagger that night, for me it was a disappointing show. A real what might have been...
  4. Originally posted by eddyjedi:Streets was poor compared with edges take with muse the previous year. It’s such a shame bono did his back in for 2010 as they would have rocketed it that night but it’s obvious to see muses version blows the band out the water.

    It was a tepid nervous band that night they were decent but there was no swagger that night, for me it was a disappointing show. A real what might have been...
    this is a good joke
  5. Originally posted by eddyjedi:Streets was poor compared with edges take with muse the previous year. It’s such a shame bono did his back in for 2010 as they would have rocketed it that night but it’s obvious to see muses version blows the band out the water.

    It was a tepid nervous band that night they were decent but there was no swagger that night, for me it was a disappointing show. A real what might have been...
    I couldn’t disagree more with the bit about Streets as nothing can compare with all 4 members of u2 performing that song. Even when they’re 70 they’ll be the best guys at that tune. However I do agree that there perhaps was a reserved side to the band that night. It was probably not being used to being so restricted in more recent years. Not being able to get right into the middle of the crowd will have seriously impacted on things. However I think the show at the very least makes for a good listen with what I thought were generally professional but not spectacular versions of songs and a good Setlist. People were maybe expecting too much from u2 out of there comfort zone.
  6. One of my favourite U2 shows of all time
  7. Guardian review

    Dorian Lynskey

    Fri 24 Jun 2011 

    "Look at you!" cries Bono midway through U2's opening song, Even Better Than the Real Thing. "A whole city in the rain." Dreadful weather has a way of focusing the mind. U2's booking has divided festivalgoers since it was first announced, before Bono's back injury forced a postponement. But their healthy back catalogue and formidable showmanship seems well-placed to raise sodden spirits.

    Working with an additional video screen, they reach back to the early-90s not just with an opening salvo of songs from Achtung Baby but with the frenetic visual overload of the Zoo TV tour. It finds them at their fiercest and most urgent, The Edge wrenching bolts of noise from his guitar during Until the End of the World. One and Where the Streets Have No Name, usually preserved for the finale of their touring set, follow. It's a lean, combative, frontloaded set calibrated to win the unconverted at their first festival show since the 80s. You can't persuade everyone of course, but it's good to see a band this big taking nothing for granted.

    Aside from an a cappella verse of Jerusalem, Bono wisely keeps the Avalon blarney to a minimum. "Could be the leylines," he begins. "Could be the jetlag. But it's a very special feeling being here." He has an instinct for the right gesture. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking for closes with a refrain from Moving on Up by Primal Scream, who are headlining the Other stage. In a flamboyant coup de theatre (Look! We have friends in space!) he enlists an astronaut to recite lyrics during Beautiful Day from the international space station. Other memorable moments are generated by the crowd. They take a whole verse of I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, while a field of flags blowing in the night breeze during Sunday Bloody Sunday intensifies the song's martial feel.

    If there's a problem, apart from the wretched weather, it's that the opening sprint is never equalled for energy (and, thanks to the wind, volume), though Beautiful Day, Elevation and Vertigo come close. In the encore, after a glittering With or Without You, the sombre Moment of Surrender feels anticlimactic: a big moment for U2's fanbase but not well-known to anyone else. But they pull it back with a rampaging version of their punky debut single Out of Control, a reminder of when they were unknowns with everything to prove. Thirty years later, on unfamiliar ground, they reach for that fierce hunger and it's that sense of urgency – even a hint of nerves – rather than triumphalism that makes this such a charged and memorable performance.
  8. Originally posted by jheath:[..]
    Here is a new mix I've been working on. I've mixed the previously available version and edited out the edits from it, taken the audio of Real Thing from the BBC Red button version and mixed it over where Jo Whiley introduces U2 at the front of the stage.
    Also you now don't have the cuts from where the presenters were talking between certain songs. So it now flows uninterrupted. Hope you like it.

    It's the first time i've used mediafire so hopefully it all works.

    www.mediafire.com/folder/kcq83m5zkn8cr/U2_%40_Glasto_2011


    Thank. The only problem is the first track (Space Oddity). I can't download
  9. It's been blocked i'm afraid. But if you send me a self addressed letter by mail (cough cough) I might be able to post you it sometime. That's if the parents let me,hope so. ;-)
  10. Originally posted by jheath:It's been blocked i'm afraid. But if you send me a self addressed letter by mail (cough cough) I might be able to post you it sometime. That's if the parents let me,hope so. ;-)
    Many thanks. I send you a message
  11. 8 years
  12. A good U2 show, but not a great one. U2 have unfinished business at Glastonbury, I think. Maybe. It was a great night watching it live though and hard to work out where those 8 years have gone.