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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

The Intersection of U2 and Hockey...

This is an interesting read from today's Stanford Daily. I, too, felt a similar vibe when strolling through this area to see the U2 concert on Sunday night (thanks for the hall pass, LB!). Here's a snap from my cam phone...



It was a good show, but didn't raise my blood pressure like the last tour did. The heart shaped stage has been replaced by a similar set, this time more of an elipse. The boys are still rocking hard and campaigning for what they believe in (lots of talk about the Pope, Africa, and Bono's proposed co-existence of different races, religions, etc.). The set list was reasonably predictable, but did contain quite a bit of old material, including The Black Cat ("An Cat Dubh," from Boy)...and they landed the show on "40," just like the old days. I'll definitely try and catch them again, when they're back in November.

Just noticed that Larry and Sergey caught the Saturday night show, as noted here.

On night one actor Sean Penn was at the show, along with the founders of Google - Sergey Brin and Larry Page. (As if to confirm the intrigue of U2 for the gurus of the tech sector, Terry Semel was also in the house - the guy who runs Yahoo.)

Here's the full set list from the April 11 show...and the Chronicle review, plus others from U2Tours.com:

Love and Peace
Vertigo
Elevation
Cry / Electric Co.
An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart
City of Blinding Lights
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes you can’t make it on your own
New Year’s Day
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running to Standstill
Pride in the name of love
Where the Streets Have No Name
One
The Fly
Mysterious Ways
Original of the SpeciesA
ll Because of You
Yahweh
“40”

1 Comments:

  • hey bro, at least you got to see the show... the one concert here, the tickets were sold out in a nanosecond from going online... that sux !

    By Blogger Steven, at 2:54 AM  

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