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October 11th, 2005

My 1st U2 concert @ 03:25 am

tinamachina:
I'm currently feelin: I'M WIDE AWAKE!!!
I'm currently hearin: U2 at MSG

Oh.  My.  God.

Oh my God.

Oh my god, oh my God, OMF'NG!

Um...yeah, so I really enjoyed the U2 show tonight.

When I say enjoyed, I mean it was the one of the best concert experiences I have ever experienced!  The energy was off the charts!  Everyone was screaming and signing along--at certain points, we almost completely drowned out Bono!

This may not be the whole setlist , and it's not in order, but here's what the boys played:

City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, , Beautiful Day, Elevation, Where the Streets Have No Name, Bad, One, Miracle Drug,With or Without You, All Because of You, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (ended with a piece of "In a Little While), Zoo Station, Miss Sarajevo, Bullet the Blue Sky (including pieces of "Please" and "The Hands that Built America"), The Fly, Love and Peace or Else, Yahweh, Pride, I Will Follow, Electric Co., "40".

There were pieces of The Ramones' "Rockaway Beach", "Old Man River", and "When Johnny Comes Marching Home."

Bono acknowledged before he started "Miss Sarajevo" that it was Pavarotti's birthday this week.  We all know Bono's got some powerful pipes, but when he sang the opera parts...holy cow!  It was amazing!  "You're the reason why the opera is in me"--indeed, sir!

Cellphones are the new lighters.  At one point in the show, the arena went completely dark, and the phones made a starry night sky effect.  Quite lovely.  Unfortunately, I found out too late that my battery was near empty, so mine was a flickering light, at best.  I still signed the ONE petition, though.

Then Bono dedicated "Miracle Drug" to all the nurses, which made me particularly happy ("WOO!").

Overall, it was a 2 1/2 hour show, not including Keane (who I thought were pretty good.)

No "Running the Stand Still," "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" or "Until the End of the World" on Monday night.  I'll see what happens Tuesday.

On a side note, there were people there who were seriously conflicted between the concert and the Yankee game going on at the same time.  During the opening act, a lot of people were hanging around the concession stands watching the game on TV.  Yanks were up two runs when I found my seat.  They'd lost by the time U2 took the stage.  There were some seriously bummed fans in the arena.  Edge, where was your Yankee tee?  We could have used some Irish guitar god mojo!

Despite that--beautiful sets, beautiful songs, beautiful men!

And the best part...I do it again in 16 hours!

How looooooong...to sing this song....

 
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From:kohls_samurai
Date:October 11th, 2005 08:27 am (UTC)
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Sorry. U2 are Red Sox fans :-P

Ask anyone who was at the first Boston concert on this leg. ; )
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From:tinamachina
Date:October 11th, 2005 08:32 am (UTC)
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Waaaaaah!

U2. Still love 'em.
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From:mangoprophetess
Date:October 11th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, but we Yankee fans could say the same thing, seeing as Edge wore that Yankees jersey for a lot of the ATYCLB era. Somehow, I don't think they are really fans of any baseball team, but maybe that's just me. Personally, I don't *want* U2 to be involved in the Yankees/Red Sox debate. :)
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From:kohls_samurai
Date:October 11th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
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Edge was wearing a Boston Celtics jersey the second night; but maybe he was just trying to be ironic!

Anyway I only said that in jest. I really don't even care about baseball.
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From:mangoprophetess
Date:October 11th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I wasn't serious either. I love U2 and I love baseball too much for the two to mix. It's like they'd negate each other or something. I bet this is just their version of "We love you (fill in the name of the city in which you are playing that night)." ;)
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From:lady_le_fey
Date:October 11th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC)
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i think they were just trying to get cheap pops....if they were red sox fans why was Stuck in a moment done at Yankees Stadium? that is..if i remember correctly. There were at least two videos...one football and one baseball..and the baseball I could've sworn was at Yankees stadium and The Edge had on his Yankees Tshirt.....plus, doesn't Bono and at least one more of the band have a place in New York?
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From:surfgirl83
Date:October 11th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)
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There's two videos for Stuck In A Moment, one with Brendan Fehr (played Michael Guerin back in 1999 on Roswell) he portrayed Bono's dad in a weird sort of way, football star misses the kick (field goal? I dunno) ends up becoming a postman, but his jersey is HEWSON 1, so yeah.

Second video is Bono being thrown from a van. And Edge, Adam and Larry trying to get across a street. LOL, that's about all I remember from that video.

No baseball video, not even at U2.com. And what exactly does Bono and Larry having a place in New York have to do with them being fans of the Yankees or not? Plenty of people live in places where they aren't fans of the sports teams. We all know that they as a group are obsessed with New York, lucky them (New Yorkers)
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From:kohls_samurai
Date:October 11th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Why does Bono always say "It's good to be home" at every Boston concert?

Why did they shoot the Elevation tour DVD in Boston!?

WHY DOES BONO'S NAME CONSIST OF ONLY LETTERS YOU NEED TO SPELL BOSTON!?

*head explodes*
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From:hachiemachie
Date:October 12th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
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OMG! Rearrange the letters in BOSTON and it spells out ST. BONO!
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From:kohls_samurai
Date:October 12th, 2005 07:43 am (UTC)
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CONSPIRACIES!

I blame illuminati spies.
From:green_highlight
Date:October 11th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
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Omg you went to the u2 concert? I stood in line for four hours to get in a U2 music video once but I didn't get concert tickets. :( oh well still got to be in the video
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From:socruel
Date:October 11th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)

totally!

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i totally agree. the show was off the charts.

highlights for me were zoo station, electric co, and Miss Sarajevo. the opera parts were superb. seriously..i figured they would just play the recorded version of Pavarotti singing, but bono did an amazing job.

best u2 show ever!
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From:njdevilsfan
Date:October 11th, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
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I was a little surprised to hear Zoo Station, but omg, Bono singing the opera parts surprised the hell out of me--he sounded amazing!

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