U2 didn’t play "Here Comes the Rain Again," "Love a Rainy Night" or "A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall" by the most famous of Minnesotans. Or even their own "One Tree Hill" ("raining raining into your heart"). But Bono and the boys ad libbed several songs with "rain" themes as the drizzle turned to downpour Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
Between trying to take notes in my rain-dappled notebook and having to file two versions of my review, I was challenged to come up with a comprehensive set list of U2’s concert Saturday at the Bank. But, with a little help from a U2 website, I was able to fill in some of the blanks. We hope this is a fairly complete set list.
Even Better than the Real Thing / The Fly/ Mysterious Ways > snippet Rain (Beatles) / Until the End of the World > snippet Anthem / I Will Follow/ Get On Your Boots / I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For >Stand By Me with K’naan (Ben E King) / Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of / Beautiful Day / snippet Space Oddity (David Bowie) / > snippet Can’t Stand the Rain (Ann Peebles) / Elevation / Pride / Miss Sarajevo / Zooropa / City of Blinding Lights / snippet Singin in the Rain (standard) / Vertigo / snippet Miss You (Stones) > I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight> Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head (BJ Thomas) > snippet Discotheque > snippet Life During Wartime (Talking Heads)> Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)> snippet Please / Sunday Bloody Sunday / Scarlet / Walk On
One / Purple Rain (Prince) > Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) > Purple Rain (again) / Where the Streets Have No Name / snippet Singin in the Rain (again) / Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me / With or Without You / Moment of Surrender/ one line of Singin in the Rain