Lori (parallel_rhythm) wrote in u2,

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I went to see U2 tonight at Continental. I didn't really keep track of the setlist, though I can try and reproduce it, but first I feel the need to share part of my first U2 experience.

I went to church tonight. Not for any particular religion and not even looking to be spiritually moved. But within a minute, U2 managed to do it without even trying. It was like some sort of conversion process. I walked out of the arena completely changed and I feel like I'll never be able to listen to them the same way ever again. For those two hours, everything in the world made sense. And it was perfect. I didn't feel young, inexperienced, and naive. There, I was one with everybody. To see people have the music affect them the way it affects me... it was incredible.

They opened with "City of Blinding Lights," which happens to be my favorite off of Atomic Bomb. Hands down, this song was written for me. The whole album is mine to digest, but this song sums me up. I could not think of a more perfect way to open up the show. I heard the music gradually increase in volume, and the lights turned on, and the first person I see is The Edge on guitar. Then, as I was looking around at the stage, I caught a figure out of the corner of my eye on the other side of the egg that the band can walk around in the middle of fans. It was Bono, standing there with his arms out, in all his glory. And confetti started falling at that second. It is single-handedly one of the most fucking amazing sights I've ever seen in my entire life. I almost started to cry, literally. It was so breath taking. And it's one of those images that can never be repeated ever again. It was that perfect.

City of Blinding Lights
An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart??? (not exactly sure)
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet the Blue Sky
Running to Stand Still
Pride (In the Name of Love)
Where The Streets Have No Name (this one really got me jumping!!)

First Encore:
Zoo Station
The Fly
Mysterious Ways
(no Original of the Species) :(

Second Encore:
All Because of You
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (they brought these 3 kids up who were supposedly in a band called the Bank Robbers, and they actually played the song... meh..)

No 40 for this show!
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