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by Joe Chavez

Anaheim, CA - 4/24/2001

This is 2nd of 3 shows and very different from the first night. The "Larry Mullen" band and Lord Adam Clayton are the focus of the introductions. Bono was very talkative, it seems that the he's prepared for another enthusiastic crowd. The first 7 songs just plain rocked the house, the change up from last night Gone from Pop was added and Even Better Than the Real Thing, both anchored by a heavy bass line and kicking drums.

Set List
Elevation
Beautiful Day
Until the End of the World
New Year's Day
Stuck In a Moment
Gone
Even Better Than the Real Thing
New York
I Will Follow
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Sweetest Thing
In A Little While
Angel of Harlem
The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Bad/40
Where the Streets Have No Name
Mysterious Ways
The Fly

Bullet the Blue Sky
With or Without You
Pride
One
Walk On/Hallelujah

There more than several moments when the fans inside the heart and on the floor were up off their feet (literally). The start of New York was a bit rough again but I guess that Bono playing with the phrasing against the music, I will say the visuals are awesome during that song. I Will Follow and Sunday Bloody Sunday are a great 1 2 punch from the earlier days, throw Gloria or Two Hearts Beat As One in there and it would be perfect. I really love what they a have done to the intros to several songs, the reggae-ish setup to the Sweetest Thing was a groove and the new Fly intro is psychedelic. Bono and the Edge sound great together on the duets for Angel of Harlem and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, both songs not performed on the first night. Bono's remark of "we've been around long enough to play 2 acoustic songs in a row" was classic. Bad, WTSHNN, Mysterious Ways and The Fly are a great way close out the show. Larry's drumming and Adam's bass were "crunchy" on Mysterious Ways and the Fly took on a Metallica like persona... rocked the house.

The encore sequence keeps the mood of the Fly and lulls you into a sense calm with WOWY, Pride and One all classic anthems (people WILL be performing these songs in a hundred years) and to close with Walk On is magical.

-Joe Chavez
http://www.joechavez.net/home/holyjoe/

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