Friday, May 19, 2017

U2 - 2017-05-17 - Santa Clara, CA (AUD/FLAC)



(Audience FLAC)


U2
Levis Stadium
Santa Clara, Ca
May 17, 2017

Recorded by Daspyknows
Recorded from 50 yard line about 5 to 10 feet off dead center
(same spot as my 1987 Joshue Tree recordings)
Schoeps MK41/NBox Platinum Tascam DR-2D 24 Bit 48K

Processed using Soundforge 11, resample, to 16bit 44.1K
TLH to convert to Flac

Master 2017.15


01. Sunday Bloody Sunday
02. New Year's Day
03. A Sort Of Homecoming / America (snippet)
04. Bad / America (snippet)
05. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
06. Where The Streets Have No Name
07. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
08. With Or Without You
09. Bullet The Blue Sky
10. Running To Stand Still
11. Red Hill Mining Town
12. In God's Country
13. Trip Through Your Wires
14. One Tree Hill
15. Exit / Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (snippet)
16. Mothers Of The Disappeared / El Pueblo Vencera (snippet)
17. Crowd

encore(s):
18. Beautiful Day / Do You Know The Way To San Jose (snippet)
19. Elevation
20. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
21. One
22. Miss Sarajevo / The New Colossus (snippet)
23. The Little Things That Give You Away



Notes:
30th Anniversary of Joshua Tree, where has the time gone. I knew I needed to do this show since my original Joshua Tree tour recordings were some of the most well known recordings from a 35 year taping career. How times have changed. For those shows we had 60 pounds of gear and help from security. Now we have 2 pounds of equipment but need to really work to get tickets, beat walk through metal detectors, wands and stupid security rules. I got down there early and was waiting for another taping friend who had my ticket reserved. My friends  ended up running late and getting caught in traffic meanwhile there were rumours of an earlier start due to curfew and train issues. While I was killing time listening to my 11/15/87 recording in the car I ran the battery down. Dumb move and another jump in the stress level. I heard from a fellow taper who got his gear in and I said I would be late so make sure to capture the opener Mumford and Sons since I didn't expect to be in by the start. My friends showed up, I packed up  his gear since better to have one point of failure sneakking gear in. Got to security and passed through almost unscathed. They wouldn't let me bring in my oranges. Since when is a tasty little tangerine a security risk? Next stop was the bathroom to get set up. Both of us went into a  handicapped stall together to get rigged up (it is SF) and we went out to the GA floor. Security then said no plastic water bottle and I had to pour it into a cup. Poured the water bottle into a cup, found my spot and poured the cup back into the bottle. Had about 10-15 minutes and spotted the other taper 30 feet to my left. Mumford and Sons came on and played for about 50 minutes. Between bands it got quite a bit more crowded and then a bit before 9 Larry Mullen Jr starts walking around the stage and makes his way to the B stage which was anout 20 feet in front and to my left. He sits down and starts the drum intro to Sunday Bloody Sunday. As they blast into the song  I notice how good it sounds. The first part of the stage is on the B stage but I am looking straight ahead not seeing much of the band but enjoying every note. From there they blast into one early vintage song after another. The video screens are also entertaining and I am pretty sure I recognized the road they used in the video footage during Where The Streets Have No Name. For me this was the best U2 show in a long long time. There was some political overtones which were expected and enjoyable and Bono was able to convey his view that we all are on this planet together so we should all work to make it a better place. Before I knew it the set was over and we were waiting on an encore. This was generally newer material and they ended right at 11 on a high note. Made my way back to my car and my friend was waiting  with jumper cables. Got the car started and made it home after a great evening. Enjoy this one.


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