At the start of the third leg, U2 began varying their setlists considerably. Fast Cars, Discotheque, and In A Little While appeared live, and reports came from Toronto that the band had also been soundchecking Mofo. Further reports stated that Lemon (which, as mentioned, may have been worked on prior to the first leg) and Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car were also being rehearsed. Bono went and upped excitement amongst setlist watchers when he snippeted the latter at the end of The Fly on 20 September 2005, an indicator that the song was on his mind. A fan in New York in October then reported that Bono responded to a query about Mofo with "it's coming, it's coming!", but as it failed to appear, skepticism mounted until a newspaper report confirmed that both Mofo and an unknown bluesy song were soundchecked in Atlanta on 19 November 2005. Also soundchecked during the third leg of the tour, primarily in October, was The Wanderer: it was ultimately performed for TV during the soundcheck for the 2 November 2005 Los Angeles concert, but it did not appear at any Vertigo Tour concert. Claims that The Unforgettable Fire was rehearsed at Los Angeles were completely false.
"Hello? Is this Speedy Pizza? I'd like to order 10.000 pizzas for Detroit. We're at the Palace, you know the Palace? Yeah, I am serious, I'm very serious! You can't make 10.000? Just make as many as you can OK? What? My name is Bono."
- Bono on the phone during ZooTV with a pizza company, hundreds of pizza's were delivered during the encore