U2 360 Tour
U2's show the previous night was good, but probably just average as a U2 show goes. Tonight was amazing.
For a Saturday show (vs. Friday) we expected to get crushed by people arriving much earlier than we were able to make it, but our 6pm arrival still got us a good spot outside of the circle, 6 or 7 "rows" back rather than the previous night's 15ish "rows" back. No line for wristbands, about an hour to sit down and relax and play Zombie Flux and eat overpriced "nachos" and hotdogs.
After Lenny Kravitz played 4 songs we kinda sorta knew (and a few others), Pearl almost got lost going through the now-insane crowd going to the bathroom... and then U2 came on stage!!
They did an awesome job. The crowd seemed much more into it than the night before (aside from one idiot who had to be hauled off by security) and the setlist got mixed up pretty good. The Fly has been rare on the last few legs-- they brought it back for this show! One and Where the Streets Have No Name were also played very early into the show, and that served to get us all the more excited.
Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of was done acoustically, and they'd skipped Ultraviolet a bunch too-- we got that tonight as well. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Then, while wrapping up the final song, Moment of Surrender, we could hear a few strains of Bad. Pearl and I started going crazy (while Simon and Sophia looked at us like we were insane), but sadly, no Bad. Didn't really matter-- it was an awesome show.
Snacked at Pho Lu in Garden Grove after. Not a bad late night pho place. Saw lots of Vietnamese club-goers post-clubbing there, I think we were the only people who were fresh in from U2. Even better, the next day, Sophia says she woke up to Miss Sarajevo still in her head. Excellent. *grins*