Musings on music, sports, life in general from Quincy, Illinois.

Monday, September 14, 2009

U2 In Chicago

My buddy Andrew in Chicago went to the U2 show in Soldier Field last Saturday night. He snapped the above pic and gave the following report:

Overall, they delivered a great show, as usual.  The 360-degree stage (with bridges for them to walk over the crowd(!) to the circular runway was similar to what they used for the Elevation and Vertigo tours.  As with everything, it was just bigger and better than an arena show.  The other big thing was the video screen that could move up or down depending on the effect they wanted, as well as being expandable to create some nice visual effects on City of Blinding Lights and Vertigo.

The set was heavy on the latest material (All That You Can't Leave Behind forward, and a lot from the latest album of course), with only a couple of surprises (The Unforgettable Fire, Ultraviolet/Light My Way--I would've preferred The Fly or Until the End of the World from Achtung Baby).  They did play Pride, Bad and I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, which are always great, but not overly surprising ....

Tribune report here ...

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