U2360° TOUR Leg 1: 2009

Aug
14
2009
London, GB (Wembley Stadium)
Wembley Stadiumwith The Hours, Elbow
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'I think something's going to happen tonight.' predicted Bono, just a few songs into tonight's opening show at Wembley Stadium. It did too. First The Hours and then Elbow, with a particularly winning set, had caught the mood on a balmy summers evening and from the moment Larry opened up Breathe, the momentum barely slowed.

Too many stand-outs to list but our highlights included: a stomping version of 'Crazy' turning the neighbourhood into a disco; the joyful stadium karaoke of Unknown Caller; some breathtaking new visuals in Sunday Bloody Sunday and Walk On; the opening of 'Still Haven't Found' when 90,000 people took over the vocal; Bono reminiscing about his first visit to this city ( 'I slept on Waterloo Station as an 18 year old with a demo of our song Out of Control, the city's been good to us.' ) and a moving dedication of With or Without You 'For Beautiful Eunice Kennedy Shriver', longtime friend of the band who died earlier this week.

London shows are usually good and this was a great one - but what did you think? Have you caught your breath? How was it ? Add your reviews below: what was your favourite track, the moment you'll never surrender?

COMMENTS

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beeston
16 August, 2009
OUTSTANDING!!!!
I was taken back 25 years with the awesome opening riff to Unforgetable fire. cold chill and hairs raised on the back of my neck, ONCE A U2 FAN, ALWAYS A U2 FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! p/s Elbow were absolutely fantastic too!! Joe. Nottingham on loan from London!!
jasonah
16 August, 2009
Great but
Here is a band that has such a wide range of fans that they can't possibly please all the people all of the time. That said, the paucity of Achtung Baby/Zooropa era songs disappointed. It also has to be said that, by U2's standards, this tour lacks in the visual department. Yes, they've made a big statement with the claw, but then seem not to know what to do with it. There was more visual flair and creativity in the intro of the 'Zoo' shows than the whole of Friday's event. Thanks for a brilliant night. You've more to ask of yourselves.
gollum61
16 August, 2009
A special night ... London 1
My trip from Vienna to London to watch an awesome and outstanding show from U2 in the "Church of football" will be part of my lifetime memories. I have seen them in Vienna 2001 and 2005, but Wembley was the peak. When we listen to U2, we are "One" !! So for me I have found what I'm looking for ! Hope they will play in Vienna in 2010 !!
Andy_32
16 August, 2009
What an amazing night
This was our first U2 gig and it was an absolutely amazing show. We loved every minute of it, with a grat selection of tracks, old and new. Can't wait for the NEXT tour!
Sherlock
16 August, 2009
Crazy!
Another fantastic gig - U2 rock!!!!! The crazy remix was great and a friday not to forget! Beg borrow or steal to get a ticket if you have to!!!!
jay-jay
16 August, 2009
U2 Rocks!
The stage was huge and the band were loud and rockin! My friends and I really enjoyed their latest songs. I was so happy when they started with Breath which is one of my favourites. Highlight of the evening has to be the remix of "I'll go crazy if I don't go crazy tonight" when their heads were bopping and The Edge thre in a couple of shapes. I can't wait for the DVD of the tour to come out!!!
h3l3nka
16 August, 2009
First Time
Fastastic!!!!!!I still can not believe that I finally saw them live!!!!!!!!I dreamt about them since I was 12. I couldn't really heard what Bono was saying, but that really didnt matter because my dream was real. Very emotional for me. Looking forward already for next time. Helena, 28, Slovakia
deanosbeanos
16 August, 2009
NO WONDER THERE THE WORLDS NO.1
Over The years Ive been to many Concerts, seen many bands, but one band was left on my list. U2. Been a fan for years but never managed to get tickets, however this year was the year. Waiting outside Wembley on Friday there was a feeling in the air that we were to witness something special, and thats what we got. If theres one thing that should be on everyones lifetime lists of things to do, Going to see U2 Live should be one of them. The hairs on the back of my neck stood on end for nearly two hours. The term 'best band in the world' is thrown around quite loosely these days but i feel blessed that many years from now when my grandchildern ask me about my life i will be able to tell them that i did indeed see THE best band in the world. Brilliant !!!
john731
16 August, 2009
London 14th
Grat show and awsome performance and cant wait for Sheffield. In parts the sound was poor think it may have been the sound from the side speakers echoing around cos other gigs ive been to there have been perfect (compared to the old stadium which never did any one any favours with acoustics). But sying that still loved it and cant wait for the DVD to i can hear the bits of Bonos voice i missed!!!
ak786
16 August, 2009
AK
excellent Gig, U2 always give 100 % !!!
Nick Hutchinson
16 August, 2009
staggering
Amazing show on Friday. my voice is still rough from all the shouting and singing. great to meet new people in the crowd in the pit. a sweaty night indeed. sound was a bit dodgy as some have said but WHO CARES????? best song of the night for me is a toss up between I still haven't found what I'm looking for (with amazing wembley 88,000 voice choir for 1st verse) and magnificent. hopefully see some of u at cardiff next saturday.
Fairbridge
16 August, 2009
14th August Wembley
Another brilliant U2 performance at Wembley! Band and crowd were fantastic. Some of the time Bono's vocals were very hard to hear up in the gods of level 5, unfortunately, but the plus side of being so high up was getting the full effect of the mirror-ball which transformed the stadium into a fairy tale place. 'Loved all the songs - hard to pick a favourite moment. "Still Haven't Found" was a great start, 'Mysterious Ways" is a personal favourite song, and "Surrender" to finish was a touch of genius - that song had already wound it's way into my subconscious so that I dream the lyrics " I was punching in the numbers at an ATM machine"!
aylward
16 August, 2009
aylward+ flynn
what a night.great band great crowd great memories
evs
16 August, 2009
evs2
This was a message from the gods, u2 I thank you, you have given me even more great memories, I cant wait to sing with you again. Peace. X
greatestgingerfan
16 August, 2009
STILL CRAZY!!!!!!
MAGNIFICENT 'so you are' - so HOT! Just cooled from 2+hrs of going CRAZY!! Exhausted Saturday - couldn't move! The last gig I saw was Joshua Tree at the old Wembley - unforgettable -- have followed close all the way thru. but Friday night - Stuck in a Moment, Unforgettable Fire AWESOME! Boots - Elevation ...almost peed ma pants!! :-)) I think we all 'found what we're looking for '. THANKYOU - STILL YOU ROCK -- STILL YOU ARE THE BEST XXXXXX Sal & Russ ps great shame about muffled sound at times, couldn't hear you clearly enough in M122, but we will forgive - the atmosphere was electric!
teresa_88
16 August, 2009
SOUL ROCKING CONCERT
Thank you U2: you simply blew me away. I was in the Gold Circle, first row right below Edge, and I have no words to describe how amazing and magical the whole gig has been. LOVED IT, and i'm so looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you!
slawlor
16 August, 2009
SARAH TUMPS - HOT NIGHT 14/8
Brilliant night. Just outside inner circle - just missed out on the pit but can't complain. Its a few years since i have been that close to Bono! Loved everything about the night - all the songs.Rang my sister in Germany when they did UFF so she could enjoy them too.We met some great people in the crowd and hope that the lady who fainted next to me was ok - it was very hot at the front - hope you got to see all of the show. U2 are the best, always have been and I think always will be. Love you xxx
15 August, 2009
Woww....
Went to Fridays and then Saturdays gig....I found both concerts very (the same but very very different) in an odd way?? Fridays with Elbow - just raised the curtain - with the arms swaying in the sun, it was just fantastic - Saturdays with Bad - just got me....emotional - sang my heart out....Thank you and God Bless you!
Lori Miller
15 August, 2009
Lori
Well what can I say Amazing, Amazing, Amazing. Loved all the songs that they played , I didn't want it to end. Bono was fantastic as always. Can't wait for their next tour.
Keast
15 August, 2009
nickyk
Fantastic! Felt honoured to hear The Unforgettable Fire and Sunday Bloody Sunday and all the rest of their amazing songs. Felt disappointed by the sound at times and I had a rather large claw obstructing my view of Bono (even though I bought expensive tickets). Anyway, enough of the moaning - they are officially the biggest band in the world and I sang my little heart out and clapped my hands until they were sore!
TIMO70
15 August, 2009
This is why U2 are & have been the world
One word, FANFEKKINGTASTIC! Agree with some of the comments that the sound was echoey & ropey but think this is down to the stadium. Have seen U2 on ZOO, POP & VERTIGO tours but this is by far the most impressive, See you all at Don Valley on Thursday, small & intimate venue!!!
craig69
15 August, 2009
oh bugger it
.......i earlier gave a four out of five due to the claw leg obstructing my view....but after recalling the night with my gorgeous and lovely lady and what a great gig and time we had....its deffo a big 5!!!!
laughingnun
15 August, 2009
U2 Wembley 14th August
Brilliant as ever! My only regret is I was in the posh seats area -standing in the masses would have been much better with a more electric atmosphere (if only I wasn't a shortie!).Favourite songs of the night were Walk On and Stuck in a Moment but wish they'd played Kite - another song which would have made me sob!
craig69
15 August, 2009
Sunday Bloody Awesome!
Never heard Sunday Bloody Sunday sound so powerful, what a version we had last night and was chuffed at the respect given to Joe Strummer. Must admit my view was obstructed by a 'claw' leg but apart from that a pretty bloody brilliant night!
15 August, 2009
U2 Excelled
What a superb concert. The newer songs held their own against the old favourites, and no matter how long they've been playing these guys never sound jaded. I took my 12 year-old for the first time - and it won't be his last I can tell by his reactions!
cemks
15 August, 2009
stuck in a moment
OH my god. They just get better and better. 11 hours of queing and it was worth every aching muscle. Didnt want it to end.
Alexander_Mul
15 August, 2009
Magnificent
Great great show!! What a stadium and what a crowd!! Crazy tonight is my favourite this tour! Great to hear unforgettable fire, unknown caller and mysterious ways, as I missed them in Amsterdam. Everything was perfect, although I would have loved to hear Bad again..
ultra_violet
15 August, 2009
Absolutely awesome
My first show this tour and I was blown away. My friend and I went without knowing the setlist, and Ultra Violet and Unforgettable Fire were massive and fantastic surprises! We were really close to the front of the stage, everyone rocking out was awesome.
saltblue
15 August, 2009
Great London Show
We came all the way from Sydney, Australia and it was a great show. The crowd were great, we were surrounded by friendly, fun concert goers. The show was great - they always give so much to their fans. Were at Vertigo gigs in Australia in 2006. The best band to see live! The sound quality was a bit disappointing at times and Bono difficult to hear sometimes, but U2 are the best. Hope to see them in Australia next year!! Please!!?? Thanks U2 for a great show!!
SC
15 August, 2009
Incredible Set
Special to hear Unforgettable Fire and MLK. The mix of old and new was as always brilliant. Sound on Level 5 was actually pretty good; really noticed how good it was on Stuck In A Moment. Great to hear Ultraviolet again, and Bono's vocals were spot on ... I remember when we could sleep on stones ... fantastic! Would love to catch this show again - visually stunning.
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