Beer and Loafing in Zooropa

Portland: 19 December 2005

Arcade Fire: Wake Up
Cold and wet December day; circumstances unlike anything seen before on the tour - not even Salt Lake City's snow. It's was icy cold, rainy... the GA line was a study in survival tactics and staying warm with limited resources (for many, anyway) - Line started at 9:30 the night before...
thinking of John Lennon
keeps thanking people from One, right on through the encores
crew lines up on stage
Vertigo: "Goodbye, goodbye" - going home
lots of improv
thanks Father Paul Allen for lending 'em the house
Instant Karma! - at their best, without support from Willie Williams, just the four lads as if they were still performing in Larry Mullen, Jr.'s garage
Bloody Sunday: US/Irish Flags

"just getting started" - no dreaming it all up again; but this wasn't the end of the tour, just the end of the second North American leg, the third leg of the tour - more people will be feeling the effects of Vertigo next year, when the band goes Down Under and beyond
Asks girls how many shows they've seen: 24, 28, 42... "When did you first start having these feelings?" An "Oprah" Moment
During Elevation: No, thank you We're living life as large as we can

City of Blinding Lights
I Will Follow
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For/In a Little While
Beautiful Day
Original of the Species
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Love & Peace... or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet the Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Pride (In the Name of Love)
Where the Streets Have No Name
Instant Karma!
Until the End of the World
Mysterious Ways
With of Without You
Merry Christmas
Happy Birthday (to crew member)

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