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"I sing from standing in front of Larry Mullen's kick-drum; I sing from Edge ringin' those bells; I sing from Adam, who keeps us all on the ground. Above all else, my inspiration is friendship." — Bono

by Jay

This was the first and only time I've seen U2. The show opened with "Zoo Station," and it became apparent immediately that this was not the same Bono I'd seen in "Rattle and Hum." Clad in shiny leather and wrap-around sunglasses, he began with a high-kicking dance step. They performed several "Achtung Baby" songs in a row, and they were excellent. My favorite was "The Fly." The video screens, light show, and dangling Trabants created an amazing sense of technology gone amuck and sensory overload. My favorite moment in the show was a faithful-to-the-original rendition of "Where the Streets..."

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