Support act: The Hours, Glasvegas Comments: The entire sound system dies briefly during Walk On but is restored quickly. U2.com's report on this show claimed that Mysterious Ways was played after One; it was not played at all. This error was finally corrected roughly a day later. Bono very briefly snippets Fuck You, It's Over by Glasvegas in both Ultra Violet and With Or Without You; he enunciates it poorly and the latter leads into "it's not over, thank you". Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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This part is only rated, not commented on Recording: "Sing For Your Sanity Glasgow" - 3.5 stars
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When U2 played Glasgow in 2009, it was less a '360 degree' experience and more a '220 degree' one. As Bono faced forward for the majority of the show, we were treated in the foreground to assorted liggers and hangers-on wandering about behind the stage. There was even a lad with a forklift shifting pallets. The sound cut out entirely during Walk On and while we concurred that the back of Larry's head was lovely, at £90 a pop for fan club presales tickets, the whole experience was underwhelming. And this was on the back of an awful lead single and an album of uneven quality.
Scottish gigs have always tended to be mid-week afterthoughts, but even by those expectations, this was a truly awful concert, thrown into sharp relief by Coldplay/Jayz's triumph the following week at the same venue.
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Position- about 100 - 150 ft from stage dead centre, facing Bono.
Rig- SP-PASM-2 (0 gain and knob set to 10 o'clock) -> NJB3 -> USB -> PC -> Cool edit Pro -> Amplitude and fades -> CD wav editor- FLAC level 8.
Title- "Sing for your Sanity Glasgow!"
A terriffic show, appreciated by the band and audience. This was my first time with this rig so it was taking a real chance. The only problem I had was that it was recorded a bit too quietly.
The wav file as a whole was boosted by 26.67 db with a -2 db peak, any more may have ruined the sound. There is a random frequency analysis from Trk 18 included. If you do not like your audio boosted, please dont waste your time downloading it. Nothing else was done to the files apart from the fades and the splits.
** Point of note. There was a sound failure during Walk on. This develops during MLK and then the sound drops out for 1 minute during Walk on. This was nothing to do with me, the whle stadium sound just disappeared!
The singing was fantastic and the crowd were pretty decent (it can get a bit hairy when everyone has too much alcohol, blonde girl please take note!!)
01. Intro- Bowie/kingdom
03. No Line on the Horizon
04. Get on your Boots
06. Beautiful Day/ Here comes the Sun
08. Phil from Bellshill/Band thanks/Crowd thanks/ Still haven't found/ Movin on up
09. Stuck in a Moment (acoustic)
10. Unknown Caller
11. Unforgetable Fire (dedicated to Simple Minds)
12. City of Blinding Lights
14. Two Tribes/ I'll go Crazy if I don't go Crazy/ Two Tribes
15. Sunday Bloody Sunday
17. MLK (sound problems start)
18. Walk On (Music cuts out for 1 min)/You'll Never Walk Alone
19. Where the Streets Have no Name
20. Audience only
21. Tutu/ One
22. Audience only
23. UV Intro (WH Auden)/ Ultra Violet
24. With or Without You/ Bono Thanks
25. Moment of Surrender
"Here mate, what's that?" asks guy 1 (points to mask guy 2 has on his head)
"Oh I dunno, sum wumin" two couples look at each other as the guy turns the mask over.
"Oh I know" says girl with guy 1
"That's the wumin that Bill Clinton rescued last week from North Korea!"
"Well whit's her face still doin here then?" says guy number 2 (good question!)
Despite my trying to enlighten them they completely ignored me. See ref to alcohol above.
This is a Ruff Snax release Number 11 (probably, it's been a while!) Our first U2! Hurrah!
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
Location: Block EE, East Stand. To the left and behind stage as you look at front of the claw.
Source: Sharp Md Sound professional Cardioid Mics>Audacity>Traders Little Helper> Flac 8
01. Pre-show - David Bowie - Space Oddity
02. Kingdom Intro
04. No Line on the Horizon
05. Get on your Boots
07. Beautiful Day/ Here comes the Sun
09. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking for/Movin on up
10. Stuck in a Moment (acoustic)
11. Unknown Caller
12. Unforgetable Fire
13. City of Blinding Lights
15. Two Tribes/I'll go Crazy if I don't go Crazy/Two Tribes
16. Sunday Bloody Sunday
19. Walk On/You'll Never Walk Alone
20. Where the Streets Have no Name
21. Bishop Tutu Speech/One
22. Ultra Violet
23. With or Without You
24. Moment of Surrender
My 3rd U2 gig of the 360 tour and my 2nd recording. Our seats were relatively close to the stage although to the left and behind the stage. Little or no
atmosphere at our bit but at least people stood up. This recording is firmly in the 'OK but nothing brilliant' category. Would have been better but
for two women sitting not far behind me who had the most irritating voices. I have nothing against people singing and shouting etc. as this is a rock n
roll show but inane chatter for no reason really annoys me at gigs. If you can tune them out then well done. The recording sounds a little distant as the
sound was nowhere as good as i experienced on both Wembley dates. The sound did appear to be better in other parts of the stadium. I don't know if this
will help a matrix recording or not but thought I'd put it out there anyway. I'll stick up some samples and you can decide if you want it or not. I haven't
heard the other recordings so i can't comment on how they compare.
It also contains the infamous drop out during walk on and accompanying booing. A rather surreal moment. The sound never fully recovered after that and it
wasn't great to start with.
I also plan to seed this on dime so would appreciate no one else taking it over there.
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"It's not easy for me to stand up in front of 50.000 people. It's not my natural habitat. I think it's probably easy for Bono. But I can do it. And I will do it if I know the songs are great."
- Adam Clayton, 2009
did you know
The lyric "3:33 when the numbers fell off the clock face" from Unknown Caller is a reference to the Bible verse Jeremiah 33:3. Bono refers to it as "God's phone number".