A Realization from YouTube’s Live Broadcast of U2’s concert in Rose Bowl

I like the idea of live broadcasts for concerts. It’s a special treat for those who won’t be able to go to the concert because either you are located miles away from the concert venue and you do not have the money to splurge for transportation and ticket prices are not affordable enough. In addition to that, for those who were not able to buy the tickets because it was already sold out.

You’d probably wonder how the hell they were able to record the concert live in YouTube. You can refer to the procedures here. Of course you would need either a laptop with a webcam or you may opt to use your camcorder which should be connected to your laptop. But if you are not sponsored by YouTube, videos will only be 10 minutes in length. If you want a longer recording time, you can use UStream.

U2’s livestreaming setup was not really simple at all especially with all those transitions from different video cameras.

It would be interesting to see Pelicola.tv and Splintr.com do the same thing for local bands in the Philippines.

Anyway, going back to U2’s concert, in order for you to have a great viewing experience online, you should have a fast internet connection, and a nice set of speakers. 😀

Here’s the set list via setlist.fm:

1. Breathe
2. Get On Your Boots
3. Magnificent
4. Mysterious Ways
5. Beautiful Day (“God Only Knows” snippet)
6. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (“Stand By Me” snippet)
7. Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
8. No Line on the Horizon
9. Elevation
10. In A Little While
11. Unknown Caller
12. Until The End Of The World
13. The Unforgettable Fire
14. City Of Blinding Lights
15. Vertigo (“It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (but I like it)” snippet)
16. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (“Two Tribes” snippet)
17. MLK
18. Walk On / You’ll Never Walk Alone

Encore:
19. One (“Amazing Grace” snippet)
20. Where The Streets Have No Name

Encore 2:
21. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
22. With Or Without You
23. Moment of Surrender

It would be interesting to see local bands publish their set list online in setlist.fm 😉 Of course, one should do it after the concert and not before the concert. Otherwise, there will be no element of surprise.

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