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The Joshua Tree Live: U2 Concert Review

I went to another fantastic concert Saturday night.
I and my brother Christopher saw U2 for the first time at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.
One Republic opened.
They were solid, but we were there to see U2.
They came out on a B stage and played some of their earlier hits, and then, went back to the big stage to play all of their classic album The Joshua Tree, which is now 30 years old.
And they still were not done.
They played a long encore, which was amazing, as well.
Bono is an amazing singer and showman.
The Edge is an amazing guitarist.
Adam Clayton is an amazing bassist.
Larry Mullen Jr. is an amazing drummer.
So, in a word, U2 are AMAZING.
We both had a great time, as did the band and the sold out crowd.
We were on the field, general admission.
It was cheaper and better than the seats.
We were able to get pretty close.
One lucky woman got up on stage and danced during their song Mysterious Ways.
Bono encouraged her to dance to the camera, in which some of her dancing was recorded and was freeze framed onto the big screen.
Pretty cool stuff.
And speaking of the big screen, the visuals were incredible.
I can’t say enough about this show and this band.
I had wanted to see this band for almost 20 years, but for various reasons, it just never happened.
Well it finally did, and I’m grateful that I saw them when I did.
So, that’s another classic band I can mark off my concert list.
The list is getting shorter.
I’m hoping to have it complete by next year.
But until then, onwards.
Love and Peace.

Set List:

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. New Year’s Day
  3. Bad
  4. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  5. The Joshua Tree Album:  Where The Streets Have No Name
  6. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  7. With Or Without You
  8. Bullet The Blue Sky
  9. Running To Stand Still
  10. Red Hill Mining Town
  11. In God’s Country
  12. Trip Through Your Wires
  13. One Tree Hill
  14. Exit
  15. Mothers Of The Disappeared
  16. Encore:  Miss Sarajevo (Passengers cover)
  17. Beautiful Day
  18. Elevation
  19. Vertigo
  20. Mysterious Ways
  21. Happy Birthday
  22. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
  23. One

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