u2 – 360 tour

U2 360 tour 2009 is the best stadium tour that i have seen. mind you i have only been to 5 stadium gigs over the years, but the staging is very fan-friendly and awesome to look at.  the proximity of the stage from the audience was the first thing i noticed.  the stage, in the round just a bit off center gave not a bad seat/spot in the house. the speakers were hanging from this “spider-like” claws that held everything in place, including the video-persons filming the show. throughout the first half of the show the light show was kept to a  minimum, a few color lights here and spotlights over there. when the  time came to maximize this “claw”.  the stage grew from what seems  one gigantic screen to many small screens.  it was during  “The Unforgettable Fire” that the magnitude of this structure began to showcase it’s beauty and sublime state.  Bono disappeared, in and out  from a stack of orange/gold smoke while singing this song standing next to what look like a mushroom-like garden from Alice in wonderland. this was my favorite moment of the show along with the many wonderful basses the adam kept bringing on stage. though this tour is sold-out there are tickets out there to be had. if at all do not miss this show. i dont think you have to be a huge U2 fan to enjoy this. opening the east coasts show is Muse, more on them later. i believe the Black Eye Peas will close out the west coast shows.  U2 will bring back this stage for next year summer tour in europe, i hope they can also bring it back to the u.s.a. one more time.

"Rock n Roll...Forever" Ben Gazzari
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 4:59 pm.
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