Come my people...let us worship at the Church of Bono...Yes, it looks like something from a War of the Worlds Invasion of Soldier Field (I would TOTALLY see that movie!) Bono said the actual concept behind "The Spaceship" was to be able to reach the crowd. OK.

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...


  1. Larry Mullen is a cyborg sent from another planet to provide the beat. That dude totally smokes cigars and drinks scoth with Satan to look practically the same as he did 20+ years ago!

    Bono...swoon. Forever and always.

    Also, completely agree. Nothing, absolutely nothing, will top the Zoo TV tour. I'd still make a deal with Lucifer Mullen to get tickets to this show, though!

    Glad it was a good time. The crowd alone would have intimidated me! Well, that and Bionic Larry...


  2. Was it Larry or not?! I'm going crazy now...

    That concert looks SICK!!! I cannot believe how huge that place is, not to mention that crazy space alien thing! Yeesh!

  3. Funny, When I first saw pictures of the set I was gobsmacked. I tried to get tickets to the show coming around here but wasn't willing to pay the prices. I like U2 but don't love them, but being the icons they are would have enjoyed it.
    I do know someone going to the show and insisted she takes pictures. I don't know how they are going to fit that set in gillet stadium.

    Glad you had a good time.. I think... and hope the fake Larry was good too.

  4. PS the comment above is by me. Didn't realize I was logged in under my daughters account.

    Her blog is cute too.

  5. My hubby and I saw a U2 concert two years ago. It was AWESOME. But it was the real Larry too, so there ya go. ;)

  6. I'll take your word for it.

    Cos I have NO idea who Larry Mullen is....


  7. HOLY SMOKES that is a huge set. Wowsers!

  8. You've seen seven U2 shows?

    I've seen zero. So sad for me!

    Larry or not, I'm sure you had a blast!

  9. Wow that stage was huge!!! Saw one U2 concert and it totally ROCKED!!! Consider me jealous right now.

  10. My sis-in-law is an insane U2 fan. She flew to Chicago for that show last weekend. She has literally hundreds of their cds. I hear they put on one heck of a show!

  11. My husband loves U2. So much so that he wanted to name a son Adam Clayton (Clayton is a family middle name.) No way. He thinks Bono is just one notch below Jesus.

  12. Wow girl. you love U2!! They are pretty great. That stage is CRAZY.

  13. That is one crazy huge set!

    And I would totally go with you.

  14. I have never seen U2 in concert before, and I am beginning to wonder what the heck is wrong with me! I so should go to their concert, they are coming to Montreal (2 hours from me!) soon! Looks awesome!

  15. I LOVE U2!! You are sooo lucky to have gotten tix. This is me living vicariously through you. Sigh.

  16. So jealous that you were at the show.

    That is all.

  17. I've seen 3 U2 concerts and they've all been amazing but this latest tour looks by far to be the best! Jealous!

  18. that is AWESOME! I've only seen them red rocks in CO. The video is now seen as quintessential U2, but the place was 1/2 empty, and cold as hell!! They were what? early 20s then?? So cute!! I was torn between Bono and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode. Id love to see U2 again - i just can't afford the tickets!! back in 83, i think they were $16?

  19. Seriously...was that Larry Mullen:P


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