First...the new Soldier Field is HUGE:O I'm not kidding you when I tell you that it took the Bro and I about 45 minutes to actually FIND our seats. Sorry Snow Patrol (opening act) but we made it to the stadium, just couldn't a get IN to the stadium. I felt like I was lost in some Twilight Zonian loop. Just cruel, architects of the new SF...why you gotta do me like that? (trust me when I tell you, you can not get from point A, to point B)
After climbing the Roman Columns, and making it to our seats, the lights went dark, and smoke starts pumping out of The Clawship. *que music*
"Ground control to Major Tom...
commencing countdown engines on...
check ignition and may God's love be with you..."
Can I just say I. LOVE. THAT. SONG? Hello Bowie, I love that song!
Out walks the boys. I gotta say, it kinda bummed me out that they opened with a chunk of new stuff. (I know the new album has a name, but I don't have it, I don't know it, I think it's kinda mediocre...sorry Bono.)
Then the jumbo screen closes in on drummer Larry Mullen...which proceeds to drive. me. crazy. for the rest of the night. 'Cause it doesn't look like Larry Mullen. (I have LOVED him since the 80's, I should know, even if I was in the 300 section!) YES, I drove the bro nutso with this.
"Dude...that's not Larry Mullen!"
"It's TOTALLY robo-Larry Mullen..."
"You know, clone-Larry Mullen is doing a pretty good job. Does he just hang out and wait for real-Larry to get sick?"
"Where is real-Larry Mullen?"
"So, they have a back up Larry, do you think they have a back up Bono?"
"What if Sting played the drums for U2, does Sting play drums? He probably wouldn't want to be the not-Larry"
"When Edge takes off his hat, do you think anyone recognizes him?"
Don'cha want to see a show with me? Yeah, I don't think the Bro does either:P
Long story short. The show was pretty good (just ask Avatar-Larry, he was there)
Fact of the matter is, the bar is set so high for U2, that even an OK show is pretty dog'gone spectacular (really, imitation-Larry would agree)
I have seen like, 7 U2 shows, and I think that we can all say...There is no topping Zoo TV Tour.
There I said it, and Poor Man's-Larry would tell you the same, just ask him.
perfect CD+perfect technology=perfect show
I am so not trashing the show, it was really, REALLY good. Bono knows how to rock the house (especially when the house is 80,000 strong) I would expect nothing less...he's BONO. (rest assured, I said "hi" from all of you, he said "hi" back)
You know...maybe that was Larry Mullen...