Thursday, October 29, 2009

It Was A Beautiful Night with U2!


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Vancouver, BC - Oct 28, 2009: Irish rock band, U2 closed out the second leg of their 360 Degree World Tour Wednesday night at B.C. Place Stadium. Every U2 show I have ever seen (my 3rd U2 show, and my wife's 1st) has been nothing less than spectacular!

The New York Times described U2’s circular stage as being "part insect, part spacecraft, part cathedral." Resembling a contraption that one might see in a sci fi movie like “War of the Worlds”, the Claw as it is known houses all the lighting and speakers in its four, giant legs, and at the very top there is a huge video screen. It simply has to be experienced to truly appreciate it.

Our only minor critique is I felt their setlist leaned far too heavily on tracks from their last three albums while leaving out classic tracks such as Desire, Angel of Harlem & New Year’s Day to name just a few. All things considered, U2 is surely one of the few rock acts on the planet that can always be counted on to deliver up some pure spectacle and showmanship.

Setlist

1.Breathe
2.Get On Your Boots
3.Magnificent
4.Mysterious Ways
5.Beautiful Day "Blackbird" snippet
6.I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For "Stand By Me" snippet
7.Happy Birthday for Bill Gates
8.Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
9.No Line on the Horizon
10.Elevation
11.In A Little While
12.Unknown Caller
13.Until The End Of The World
14.The Unforgettable Fire
15.City Of Blinding Lights
16.Vertigo
17.I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight remix version,"Two Tribes" snippet
18.Sunday Bloody Sunday
19.MLK
20.Walk On "You'll Never Walk Alone" snippet

Encore 1:
21.One "Amazing Grace" snippet
22.Where The Streets Have No Name

Encore 2:
23.Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
24.With Or Without You
25.Moment of Surrender

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