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"Music's the thing that stopped me from falling asleep in the comfort of my freedom. I learned about South America from listening to the Clash. I learned about Situationism from the Sex Pistols." — Bono



by Dan Thorson

This was my third, and final (sad I know) time seeing the band. Previously in Denver and Salt Lake City... I was curious to hear what they'd play this time around, but regardless, I've been impressed by the set list this leg...

I won't go into reviews about each song, but having the opportunity to hear The Fly (missed it in 2005) I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Stuck In A Moment... and a rare treat of Stand By Me, which was pretty cool.

The band seemed to have as much passion and excitement as they did when they first kicked off in Denver, Bono sounding strong and cocky... really getting into it as he usually does.

Let's talk about the rain... what an AMAZING show to see in the rain, it started briefly in Mysterious Ways, then stopped, after Beautiful Day it rained a bit again, and towards Walk On it was a full blown thunderstorm. During "One" when Bono started to sing "Did you come here to play Jesus" -- right before he sang it, a huge crack of thunder & lightning lit up the sky, and Bono said "JESUS!" as in disbelief that it happened...

The rain kept coming down and didn't stop, and kept pressing on throughout the show. Edge kept having difficulties with his guitar & equipment, notably during "Until The End Of The World" "Where The Streets Have No Name" "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" -- Dallas really had his work cut out for him that night.

The band ended with "Moment Of Surrender" with Bono hesitating to say goodbye, he appeared to walk off stage, and then came around and started singing "Singin' In The Rain" and ran back to the guys. No "Out Of Control" or "Bad/40" -- but perhaps they were a bit annoyed with the rain.

Out of the three shows I've seen, this was incredible, a nice (yet small) set list change, the uncontrollable weather and Bono embracing the 3rd to the last show as a party... it was such an epic way to see them for the last time (until 4 years from now) -- and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

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