Oct
03
2009

Magnificent in Raleigh

'Magnificent Larry Mullen Junior, magnificent The Edge, magnificent occassion...' Only one word to describe tonight's show in Raleigh, North Carolina.

'Let's get some lift-off' comes the command from 360 flight control as Magnificent gives way to Elevation. And this show takes off.

Special mention to the delegates from the U2 Academic Conference which is taking place in town this weekend - and particularly to Agnes Nyamayarwo, Ugandan anti-AIDS activist and long-time collaborator with Bono, who is celebrating her birthday.

Another long-time collaborator also gets a dedication tonight - Dik Evans, Edge's brother, who's taking part in tomorrows Carnegie Hall RED celebration of Gavin Friday and Friends.

Stand-out moment? At the end of Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bono picks out of the audience a flag that reads 'People Get Ready...' complete with guitar chords. He gives his mic to the guy in the crowd, who knows that this is his moment and with the cameras putting him on screen to the whole stadium, sings his heart out.

Were you there? Tell us what it was like and post your photos in our comments area. Here's what they played.

Breathe
Get on Your Boots
Mysterious Ways
Beautiful Day
No Line on the Horizon
Magnificent
Elevation
In A LIttle While
New Year's Day
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Stuck In A Moment
Unforgettable Fire
City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
I'll Go Crazy - Remix
Sunday Bloody Sunday
MLK
Walk On
One
Where The Streets Have No Name

Ultraviolet
With or Without You
Moment of Surrender
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