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U2
360 Tour
Cowboys Stadium
Arlington, Texas
October 12, 2009
07:30 PM

Concert Review by
Paul Ridenour

This concert was to be the first time I've seen U2 and the first time my wife Dottie and I would enter Cowboys Stadium.  Well, at least that is what I thought.  I bought the tickets a very long time ago for Dottie's birthday on October 13th.  Who knew that Paul McCartney would announce he is coming to Cowboys Stadium and much earlier than October.  The sound at McCartney was great because we had floor seats.  I knew the sound would not be good at U2 because we were in the 400 section. Again, it was for us to experience
"Jonesville" for the first time. 

The opening band was terrible and I could not understand one single word.

When U2 performed, I still could not understand one single word except for the songs I knew and mainly only on the choruses.

U2 played my favorites and they put on an excellent show.  Their stage set [like a huge spaceship], stage show, and lighting were fantastic.  They had this huge screen that eventually broke up into a bunch of smaller screens as it stretched apart.  Really neat and hard to explain.  I did take a few pics with my cell phone.

Of course I wanted to hear I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Sunday Bloody Sunday, One, Where the Streets Have No Name, and With Or Without You.  And I did.

Amazing Grace was amazing!

During the last encore a large lighted microphone was suspended in front of Bono and he held it as he sang,  Pretty neat looking.

The Cowboys stadium has the worst sound I have ever heard and I do not plan on ever going to another concert there again.  I was not impressed with the place and the food prices are outrageous.  It may be a great venue for a football game, but I would not see a concert there unless I have close-up floor seats or seats in the 100 and maybe 200 sections up close.  Parking is also $30 to $40.

Set List after photos.

Pics below from my cell phone


The green/blue part is one leg of a four legged looking spaceship.  The orange/yellow part are the multiple screens that form one large screen.  Here, they are stretched out into smaller screens.


One large screen                                                 Looks like a huge spider too

Pics below were taken from Google images and I do not think they are subject to copyright


SET LIST

Breathe
Get On Your Boots

Magnificent

Mysterious Ways

Beautiful Day w/ Blackbird (snippet)

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For w/ Stand By Me (snippet)
Stuck In a Moment You Can't Get Out Of (acoustic)
No Line on the Horizon
Elevation
Until the End of the World
The Unforgettable Fire
City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight w/Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) and Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Sunday Bloody Sunday w/ Get Up, Stand Up
MLK
Walk On w/ You'll Never Walk Alone

Encore


One
Amazing Grace/Where the Streets Have No Name w/All You Need Is Love

 

Second encore
 

Ultraviolet (Light My Way)

With Or Without You

Moment of Surrender