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October 5, 2016 - Daly City, California, USA - Cow Palace

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Opening Act(s): None

Setlist:

  1. Vertigo - She Loves You
  2. Elevation
  3. I Will Follow
  4. Beautiful Day - Zooropa - Blackbird
  5. California Dreamin' - California (There Is No End to Love)
  6. Angel of Harlem
  7. Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
  8. Every Breaking Wave
  9. Bullet the Blue Sky - The Star-Spangled Banner
  10. The Hands That Built America - Pride (In the Name of Love)
  11. One - My Sweet Lord
  12. Mother and Child Reunion - Where the Streets Have No Name
  13. With or Without You
  14. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  15. Encore(s):
  16. "40"

Remarks:

U2 perform at the Dreamfest conference right outside San Francisco (part of Salesforce's annual charity benefit for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital). The performance is held outdoors and uses U2's old stage setup from 2006's Vertigo stadium legs (only used once in the U.S. at the final show in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 9, 2006). The band rehearsed twice prior to the show, including the night before. A rare full band version of "California (There Is No End to Love)" is performed for only the 7th time in its entirety. U2 played a portion of "Zooropa" right after "Beautiful Day" and dedicated "Every Breaking Wave" to Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs, who died 5 years ago to the day. The biggest moment came when U2 went after GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump in a searing version of "Bullet the Blue Sky". In specially looped videos of Donald Trump, Bono attacks him for trying to hijack the American Dream as a self-serving and destructive business man. This mockery by Bono resembles his "conversation" with George H. W. Bush as "MacPhisto" on U2's ZooTV Tour. Right after "One", U2's scheduled encore was nixed because Bono spoke about charity involving the Red campaign. Much like the Innocence + Experience Tour, U2 performed a similar encore of songs until the final encore of "40". That song ("40") was played in celebration of U2's recent 40th anniversary of being together as a band. Bono said: "It feels kind of like a 40th birthday song".

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