Wednesday, November 30, 2011

U2.COM : 'Pipe Dream'

Bajagirl - Claudia Espinosa as she's known when not on the boards of Zootopia - is a seriously big fan of the band. If you visit our community area, you'll know her as one of our longtime moderators, and if you followed shows online in Zootopia, Bajagirl was often your host. Her 'U22' setlist, she says, is the pipe dream of an 'uberfan.'

'Making this list is like choosing your favorite among many things that you love for completely different reasons. During the U2360Tour  discussing what songs were played and what SHOULD have been played was a conversation that never ended: we all come to U2’s music from different places, so what one song means to one fan can be completely opposite to another. But choose I must, and choose I shall: a setlist based on a pipe dream of this uberfan - that I know is completely unrealistic and a bit non-canonical.

My 'U22' starts with Breathe which will always represent the 360ยบ tour to me, then let’s shake up things by adding Streets,  like the band did in Anaheim. After that, no one knew what would come. Lets follow with a bit of dance, some deep bass, and light. Next some rarities, songs that longtime fans  dream of hearing live - Zooropa, Mothers of the Disappeared (a personal favorite), and Electrical Storm. Then back to the groove with COBL, a bit of classic U2, and lets throw Crazy (Remix) in there, a song I fell in fun and joy with during the tour. In this last section a song squeaks in which would not have made it (WOWY) if not for it having the addition of the 'Shine like stars' lyrics.  To ramp up the ending, some heavy hitters with groove, and,  to close my U22 set list, a song that signifies a sentiment  a lot of fans share: I will follow...'

1. Breathe
2. Where The Streets Have No Name
3. Even Better Than The Real Thing
4. Magnificent
5. Ultraviolet (Light My Way) 
6. Zooropa 
7. The Unforgettable Fire
8. Mothers Of The Disappeared
9. Electrical Storm   
10. City Of Blinding Lights   
11. Pride (In the Name of Love)
12. Out Of Control
13. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Remix)
14. All I Want Is You/Love Rescue Me
15. One Tree Hill
16. Stay
17. With Or Without You
18. Return Of The Stingray Guitar
19. The Fly
20. Until The End Of The World
21. Bad
22.  I Will Follow

(Let us know what you think of Claudia's selection below. You can follow her on  twitter: @U2BAJA)

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