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September 24th, 2005

U2 Vertigo - Minneapolis 09/23/05 Concert Review @ 11:38 pm

hanluvr:
I'm currently feelin: excited excited
I'm currently hearin: U2 - 40



It's All Because of U2



City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Elevation
Electric Co
The Ocean
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
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
Miss Sarajevo
Pride
Where the Streets Have No Name
One

Encore: The First Time
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
With or Without You
All Because of You
Crumbs From Your Table
Yahweh
Vertigo

The show started off with City of Blinding Lights. This was my first U2 concert and it was finally underway! During Elevation Bono brought a young lady up from the general admission who had brought along a sign that said, "I lost 75 lbs to dance with you," and he did. I got weird looks from the couple next to me when they noticed I recognized and sang along to Electric Co and The Ocean. I guess they didn't know the songs. Their loss. I didn't let it concern me and just enjoyed myself.

The part of the show I enjoyed the most was when Miss Sarajevo. Bono started out about telling how the inspiration behind the song and that they recorded it with Luciano Pavarotti. He joked that Pavarotti was not with them this evening, but that he had put on some weight. During the song he hit some of the high notes and while he wasn't quite the tenor himself, he did quite well.

Other highlights for me were the performances of Miracle Drug and Bono explained that Edge was from the future and that he was a scientist who fell in with the wrong crowd. Before performing the song, he decided to it the doctors of the Mayo Clinic.

The encores were also a lot of fun. I wish they had perhaps chose another song over The First Time, but I was very happy to get Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, one of my favorites. They also played Crumbs From Your Table for the first time on tour. I heard the start of “40” and then Bono yelled ENCORE and they launched into Vertigo. That was unexpected, but somehow appropriate. Finally he ended by telling everybody to go to bed.

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From:be_merry06
Date:September 25th, 2005 04:57 am (UTC)
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Wasn't it amazing?! From the looks of your pictures, you were about where i was sitting. It rocked, and was amazzzing!
~N
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From:hanluvr
Date:September 25th, 2005 05:04 am (UTC)
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It was incredible. To tell you the honest truth, the last few pictures were NOT from my seat. I was in 204, row W seat 1. Only ONE row from the very back. But I was about dead center which made me very happy. Still, near the end of the encore I moved to the stairs and so I could get some closer pictures. :)
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From:specialcamper
Date:September 25th, 2005 05:04 am (UTC)
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Oh god, to hear not only "Crumbs" but "Miss Sarejevo", "The First Time" and "Your Wild Horses" in one night. Im so jealous.
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From:hanluvr
Date:September 25th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
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I'm not actually a big fan of The First Time, but I did love hearing the others you mentioned. Still a bit jealous of those few who got to hear Staring at the Sun, another of my favorites as it seldom seems to get played.
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From:screendoor3
Date:September 25th, 2005 05:37 am (UTC)
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I wanted to go to this show so bad. My cousin went, and I'm happy for her. I was lucky enough to see them in Boston, but I still would've liked to see them in my hometown.
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From:screendoor3
Date:September 25th, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
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Especially to hear "Crumbs from Your Table," "Miss Sarejevo", AND "The First Time"
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From:jenvargas
Date:September 26th, 2005 03:40 am (UTC)
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AWESOME PICS! Thanks for sharing!! I hope my pictures are that good (from the floor). SO excited.. and what an AMAZING setlist. *giddy*

Did you sneak in your camera or did the venue let you bring it in?
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From:hanluvr
Date:September 26th, 2005 05:47 am (UTC)
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Thanks! Those were the good pictures though. Quite a few were awful and I didn't bother posting them. ;)

Officially, no cameras were allowed. But I've never been to a concert were pictures WEREN'T being taken, so I brought mine along and I didn't have any difficulty. I had mine hidden on my person but in all honesty, they only glanced into my purse so I could've had it in there just fine.

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