City Of Blinding Lights– U2 Shines At The Linc

    Last night, I saw U2 play before a capacity crowd at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field. In a word—spectacular. The visuals, lights, and stage, nicknamed “The Claw”, were terrific. There was a neat prerecorded video during the show featuring astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, speaking from the International Space Station. The show lasted for around two hours and fifteen minutes and included most of the band’s greatest hits. I would have liked to have heard “Bad”, “Desire”, “In God’s Country”, “Angel of Harlem”, and “All Because of You”, but it’s hard to complain with a great setlist like this:

I’ve seen U2 twice before, as well as other great concerts like Live Aid, Live 8, Amnesty International (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Sting, and Peter Gabriel), Neil Young, Coldplay, The Who, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, James Taylor, The Police, Allman Brothers, Kinks, Elvis Costello, Yes, and Genesis. Visually, U2 360 is easily the greatest concert I’ve ever seen and musically, it’s right up there. Bono and The Edge sounded great, the accoustics were surprisingly very good, and the crowd energy was intense. I’ve got U2 on my Mount Rushmore of rock bands along with The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and The Who (with Led Zeppelin just missing out). This concert justified that ranking. Were you at the concert? If so, let me know your comments below. (Photo from

U2 concert in Philadelphia
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