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by bigwali

5 out of 5 stars
The stars were aligned yesterday in Las Vegas for a dynamic and powerful concert by U2. The perfect setting for the 360 tour was Sam Boyd Stadium with its intimate setting and balmy temperature. It provided for a fast faced energy filled night that felt you were inside an arena. With a sound system second to none and expansive stage and video system, the show kept the entire crowd on its feet from start to finish.

The show easily blew away the ghosts of the Pop Mart tour and easily rivaled the best shows from the Zoo, Elevation and Vertigo tours. I was skeptical of this show but the skepticism soon vanished as Bono ripped off 3 songs from "No Line On The Horizon". The crowd was engaged but not really hooked until "Mysterious Ways" & "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" took off. The frenzy continued until after the second to last song "With Or Without You” and ended peacefully with "Moment of Surrender".

The surprises for the show were 2 songs from NLOTH, "Unknown Caller" & "I Won't Go Crazy". They way the band performed those songs were brilliant incorporating video elements for "Unknown Caller" and remaking "I Go Crazy" with a disco theme. The old classics "The Unforgettable Fire", "Until The End Of The World", & “Ultraviolet” were excellent as well.

After 30 years of touring, U2 continues to raise the bar and show why they are the top band in the land.

Concert Notes:
Elvis was in the house. Bono sings a little Viva Las Vegas and makes many references to Las Vegas, including "The Killers". And mentions the 42nd President William Jefferson Clinton twice during the show.

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