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U2 @ Giants Stadium 09-24-09

I was right up against the rail (thanks to the charity of the concertgoer who gave me the spot so I could brace myself against the rail for the show) for the U2 show at Giants Stadium in New Jersey last night. It was INCREDIBLE. Highlights of the show for me:

  • Bono dedicates "One" to "the same-sex couples in the house ... one love," expanding on his dedicating the song to a friend (presumably in a same-sex couple) who got married that day.
  • I get a wink and a grin from Edge, and pick up the fingering for a few solos at his feet.
  • "Amazing Grace" moving into "Where the Streets Have No Name" is particularly poignant.
  • "Until the End of the World," which -- believe it or not -- I'd never seen firsthand and live before (I was WAY too poor to go to concerts from Zoo TV through the Elevation Tour).
  • "Where the Streets Have No Name" includes repeated sung prayers from Bono -- "God, give me music," "God, give me joy," "God, give me faith" -- and is particularly high-energy (which says a lot for a song that powerful live!).

I'll probably think of others, but for now, I'll just add two things:

1) Did I mention that the concert was INCREDIBLE?

2) You can see lots more photos I took here, but here's a taste (please give credit and link to the photo on this site if you use a pic):

image from www.sarahlaughed.net

September 25, 2009 | Permalink

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Here's U2 singing Sunday Bloody Sunday
at Giants on the 23rd:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX5GCvck7Zw

Posted by: Alice MacArthur | Sep 25, 2009 5:07:10 PM

Very cool -- thanks!

Posted by: Sarah Dylan Breuer | Sep 25, 2009 5:22:19 PM

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