Oakland, USA

Setlist: Even Better Than The Real Thing, I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Until the End of the World – Anthem – Where Have All The Flowers Gone, Perfect Day – Happy Birthday, All I Want Is You, Stay, Beautiful Day – Space Oddity, Pride, Miss Sarajevo, Zooropa, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I’ll Go Crazy (remix) – Discotheque – Life During Wartime – Psycho Killer, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Scarlet, Walk On, One, Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Where the Streets Have No Name, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender

Comments: Bono tells the crowd that U2 hung out with Green Day and Metallica a night earlier and talked about creating a new music festival. Lou Reed is at the show, prompting Larry to sing a bit of Perfect Day before Bono leads the crowd in singing Happy Birthday for a friend named John. He dedicates Pride to the Shriver family. After ‘Streets’, Bono brings a fan from Poland on stage – a guy who flew 20 hours to be at this show.

Download: U2 – 2011-06-07 – Oakland 2011 (1B)
Taper: Easy Ed
Position: 50 feet from stage edge from directly aligned with left speaker array
Lineage: USB cable > PC > Sound Forge 10 Pro (normalize by peak levels, convert to 16 bit [iZotope MBIT+ basic2 psych9 1 bit dither], export tracks to .wav files) > Trader’s Little Helper (level 8 encoding, align on sector boundaries) > flacs, ffp, md5 files > xACT (VBR mp3)

Download: U2 – 2011-06-07 – Oakland 2011 (1A)
Taper: Daspyknows
Location: Seated on the field about 70 feet from stage on left side under stacks.  Microphone pointed at 45 Degree angle
Lineage: Schoeps MK4 w/NBox Tascam DR-2D 24 Bit 48K > Processed using Soundforge 10b, resample, to 16bit 44.1K, TLH to convert to Flac, xACT (VBR mp3)

Taper’s Request: Only for personal use on your mp3 player.  Not to be distributed.


  1. Joe - reply

    Hi Aleh,
    Between USA and Europe as best place to see U2? I’ve always loved going to Europe to see the band. The cultural differences with the crowds in Europe are far more distinct than it the crowds in North America. To be fair, some crowds are quiet in North America as well as Europe.

    Best place to meet the band? I’ve had better luck in North America.

    Thanks for the note!


    Hi Anonymous,
    Glad you are enjoying the recording!


  2. Anonymous - reply

    Thanks for putting up the link! Was at the show and thought they were fantastic. So glad to have a copy for the memories…

  3. Aleh - reply

    Hey Joe! It’s amazing how you go to all these concerts! It must be incredible experiences…

    Let me ask something: between Europa and USA, which do you think is the best place to see U2? I mean, the best crowd and mood concert, and the best place to really meet the band?

    PS: Sorry for the poor language, I’m a non-english , LOL
    PS2: Your site is truly awsome!

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