U2 CLOWN IN CANADA
U2 invited about 3,000 fans onto the set of their latest video, for the upcoming single "City of Blinding Lights" Wednesday night at Vancouver's GM Place. Those who responded to a posting on their official Web site in time were cast as extras and then treated to live renditions of "Vertigo," "All Because of You" and "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own." BONO also led the band and the crowd through the "Hokey Pokey."
I don't know about anyone else, but the image of U2 doing the "Hokey Pokey" makes me happy on the inside. "Time won't take the boy out of this man", indeed. :)
Plus, *squee!* for "City of Blinding Lights"! Definitely my favorite track on How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, and fast becoming one of my favorite U2 songs ever.
Yesterday's concert was absolutely amazing. I was wondering, if anyone knows the songs, in order, of preformance yesterday night at GM Place. Also, does anyone have any up close pics of Bono and the boys from 4/29 or 4/28?
btw: what was the website to check out so we could send our imput to the prime minister?
Today's selection is "Yahweh" from How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004)
Thoughts: I really like "Yahweh" despite the fact that the songs in the latter half of HTDAAB are generally the weaker ones from the album. I really like the harmonies and how it feels really sonically alive because of the instrumentation. It's one of those songs that work because it caps a really strong album and brings the audience, most of them anyway, into a place that feels familiar and soothing rather than putting the pedal to the metal and driving them away from things.