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Toggle navigation U2. Vertigo Mar. After a blistering opening set from Kings of Leon, finally, three and a half years after the end of the Elevation Tour, U2 hit the stage again in San Diego tonight. As a series of different voices intoned through the PA, 'Everyone, everyone, everyone At the same time the back and sides of the stage were surrounded by Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 - San Diego - Vertigo Tour 2005 (Disc 1) breathtaking curtain of lights, a series of great neon skyscrapers falling from the rigging high above.
And with Adam, Larry and Edge at their positions on an incredibly simple, stripped-back stage set, Bono emerged, almost unnoticed, way down at the tip of the new 'elipse' shaped catwalk.
Vertigo, a second song from the latest album followed to a tumultous reception as Bono called out 'Hello, hello, we're in San Diego! Already Willie Williams' stunning new show design was catching every breath - not least for fans with seated tickets who were the only ones who could see that the stage floor itself was embedded with lights, periodically hosting racing contests between different series of coloured illuminations.
You had to be there In fact it turned out to be a show full of surprises. When was the last time in the same show that we saw Larry on keyboards, Adam on guitar, Edge on bass and Bono on drums? Did we ever? Let us know, if you think so. As he sang, three huge panels of blue light fell around the stage, the centre one featuring the startlingly elegant figure of a strolling man - a piece drawn from the work of the British artist Julian Opie. Any hint of peace The Clouds Will Soon Roll By - Eddy Duchin And His Orchestra - Music For Dancing 1932 - 38 harmony was shattered with the arrival of a trilogy of 'war' songs, opening with the filthy guitar chords of Love and Peace which featured Larry on a single drum and cymbal at the tip of the catwalk and ended with a bandana-wearing Bono completing the drumming himself.
The stage swathed in a red mist, Sunday Bloody Sunday was followed seamlessly by Bullet The Blue Sky in which a gigantic blue fighter plane flew ominously across the back of the stage. The sense of threat in the atmosphere was amplified as the song finished with Bono, now blindfolded and on his knees, singing a line from the hit The Hands That Built America, interspersed with 'Johnny Come Marching Home'. Another production innovation came with Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 - San Diego - Vertigo Tour 2005 (Disc 1) emergence of two huge billowing clouds of smoke at each side of the stage, as the Declaration of Human Rights scrolled down the main stage-wide screens on top of the set.
Depending on where you were sitting, if you looked at the clouds you could see the face of a woman within them, reciting the Declaration. Edge appeared out of the smoke with the opening chords of Zoo Station before - with a cry of 'He's back' - the return of The Fly, complete with gigantic slices of random text and phrase splattered across the light curtains.
His dream was even bigger than that. It was a dream big enough to fit the whole world. It was a dream where everyone was equal under the eyes of God Barely leaving the stage for their final encore, Yahweh arrived featuring 'the multi-instrumentalist Larry Mullen' as drummer took his place before the keyboard.
If U2 opened their new tour with tracks spanning nearly three decades, they closed it with tracks spanning two. Wonder what the set list will be like at the next show! Read what other fans who were at the show thought about it here in Zootopia - and add your own comments. Vertigo Photos view all. Vertigo Adam playing live. Yahweh Heart. Bono on stage. Bono reaching out to fans. Second night, Amsterdam Arena, Vertigo Vertigo Tour view all. All Because Of You.
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Powered by Live Nation Entertainment. The best thing about it is that 2 weeks before the opening concert Bono and the band where at my home town Ensenada Baja California for vacations!! Some relative told us that U2 was on the principal street, we went over there with my brand new Vertigo CD.
It was the most incredible experience to see Bono!! After being a hardcore U2 fan for 19 years, I finally had the chance to see them live. My wife and best friend made the trip from El Salvador just to see them. It was an ordeal getting the tickets but finally did. My wife and buddy had seen them before, but it was Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 - San Diego - Vertigo Tour 2005 (Disc 1) first.
I have to say it was more than I had hoped for, hearing great classics like snippets from Electric Co. Back home we were recognized by people walking down the street. I guess you can say it was our "Catorce" seconds of fame! I was there for the opening show. I was with my best buddy, Tony. Great night. This was a very spiritual experience, total Euphoria, all night! I saw two shows Miss Thing, Pt.
1 & 2 - Count Basie - Golden Greats the Joshua Tree tour and I dare say this was better. I remember leaning over to my buddy during Edge's guitar solo during "Miracle Drug" and saying, "That alone was worth Ότι Μου Κάνεις θα Σου Κάνω - Various - Βαδίζω Και Παραμιλώ price of the ticket!
City Of Blinding Lights 2. Vertigo Stories For Boys 3. The Cry 4. The Electric Co. An Cat Dubh 6. Into The Heart 7. Beautiful Day Blackbird 8. New Year's Day 9. Miracle Drug Love And Peace Or Else Sunday Bloody Sunday, I Love It - Various - Summer Eletrohits 10 Running To Stand Still Zoo Station The Fly Elevation Encores: One All Because Of You Yahweh Totally cool moment. Amazing show!
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