U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE
Three shows in a row of U2! And the last of five shows in LA (well, The Forum in Inglewood) this tour...
Crowd felt older, way less trendy tonight than it did over the weekend, not as strong as Sunday, but the setlist was definitely more innovative tonight. Tour debuts for Volcano (meh) and Ordinary Love (t'was an honor to hear this one live!), mixed in The Troubles near the end for some variety, and issues with The Edge's piano for Every Breaking Wave meant a nifty impromptu Q&A by Bono, complete with a fan dressed as Elvis, as they tried to get things fixed.
Encore was again different, City of Blinding Lights, Where the Streets Have No Name, and a stirring rendition of One to finish off the show. Friggin' worth it. And while I agree City of Blinding Lights doesn't seem to deserve all the play time it gets at concerts, I also agree that performed well, it's a damned good song and an equally good excuse for a light show. *grins*
If anything, the central video board/walkway/stage plus the rear stage, the smaller arenas vs. stadiums, and the energy and excitement that U2 still generates... they're getting older, but they're still incredible.
Also, a few videos are up well.