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....