U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Jun
26
2011
East Lansing, MI, US (Spartan Stadium)
Spartan Stadiumwith Florence and the Machine
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Seems like only a few hours ago that the band came off stage at Glastonbury in the UK and they were still in the festival groove tonight opening up with four straight songs from Achtung Baby.

'C'mon East Lansing - go green... go white... go orange... where you going to take the Irish tonight?'

We had our own festival at Michigan State University's Spartan Stadium with an exuberant audience singing along at every note, the joint rocking from 'Real Thing' to Moment of Surrender'.

Let's shrink this place down to a little club, Bono told a 65,000-strong crowd, before adding, ' or a pub like Dooleys'.

'I Will Follow' went down just as well tonight as it did when they played it in that very pub Dooleys, in East Lansing, nearly thirty years ago in December 1981. 'Where is Mr. Dooley?' Bono asked. 'I believe he's still around.'

According to The Detroit News, if it wasn't quite that small pub tonight, it was certainly as cosy as a stadium can become. 'A smaller band would have buckled under the sheer enormity of it. But U2 stepped up to the plate with an ease and confidence that matches its ambitions, and somehow made the stadium setting feel intimate.'

'We're very glad to be here in MSU right now, ' said Bono. 'What makes this country so beautiful is not just landscape, your country is a beautiful idea...'

Special mention for people here and across the state who've worked for the ONE campaign, and for 'another great American idea - the Peace Corps.' This is not a band that made it to university - Edge managed six weeks, Bono two - but they were always learning.
'U2 became our university, Rolling Stone our textbook.
'We're still students, wouldn't you agree ?
'I still haven't found what I'm looking for...'

After 'Still', Bono was in reflective mood again, recalling an album which marks its twentieth birthday this year - and the long journey they took to find it. In Berlin, a wall coming down and one going up in the studio, the risks they took and the ones they'll continue to take. Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone gets special mention, along with all 'the people cheering us on when we were making some of our most experimental music... And we appreciate that.'

The night races past, carried on a wave of noise from a rockin' audience, and soon it's a Moment to Surrender, dedicated again to Clarence Clemons.

'Not just a man, more a force of nature - music just spilling out of him.
But you could hold anyone in your heart or mind right now...'
Were you transported back to Dooleys in East Lansing tonight ? Did the stadium shrink for you ? What was the moment you'll never surrender ? Write up your own review of the show and post your photos below.



U2360° FANCAM in East Lancing!

COMMENTS

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midlagednkrazee1
26 March, 2013
U2 360
Definitely my summer highlight for 2011
Consigliererocker
26 November, 2011
U2 East Lansing
The best rock concert/show I have ever been to. This four piece knew from 1978 what it takes to inspire everyone around them and make them do good. The only thing that would make this experience more memorable is if we get a Rock Band U2! From their early start in Dublin all the way to the July 2011 end date! I will never forget it! Please help us U2 Fans! Please!
41870Fan
19 July, 2011
The Claw
Worth the wait!
Ehoek
01 July, 2011
First U2 Concert and it Ties My #1 of al
The show was amazing!! I will be going every chance I get to see them again!! They have tied for my #1 concert I have seen to date. Thanks U@ for a amazing experience!!
internetprotected
30 June, 2011
East Lansing Show
I have seen U2 many times and by far, this was the best show ever! The guys were in great spirits and they sounded awesome. It was well worth the wait!!! the song list was outstanding...Thanks U2 for the great evening, a night I will never forget!!
jordangirl97
30 June, 2011
Still on a "U2 high"
Best gig I have seen since Zoo TV!!!! Had the perfect spot in the inner circle, location was where I went to college, and loved LOVED the set list!!!!!
gerryrockstar
29 June, 2011
thank you
Seeing U2 in general admission was on my bucket list . I will not forget this evening for a very long time. Awesome to hear Stay and Zooropa
jillb
28 June, 2011
AWESOME!
I just have to say how much I thoroughly enjoyed this show tonight. I cannot believe I got to hear Zooropa and Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me-2 of my all time favorite U2 songs LIVE!!! You guys ROCKED Spartan Stadium. Thanks U2-you are the best!!! :)
cinle73
28 June, 2011
Best Show Ever
Best concert I have ever been to. Long life fan and lover of U2. My first time seeing them live, all kinds of awesomeness. Woo! Thank you!
Lizbayv
27 June, 2011
10th concert
Going to Chicago and Pittsburgh. Last minute decision to go to MSU. Loved the 90s stuff and looking forward to the re-release of Achtung Baby. Not a fan of Michigan but a great concert.
ellenbasham
27 June, 2011
East Lansing
This was my 4th U2 concert and the second of this tour. I saw them in Sept 09 in Toronto and then again last night in East Lansing. Same tour but completely different songs and I was very happy to hear so much of Achtung Baby and Zooropa. My first U2 concert was Unforgetable Fire Tour then Joshua Tree tour so it was many years until I was able to see them again. The energy and intensity and level of talent that has gone into every aspect of this show s so amazing. We had field level and felt that no matter where we were on the field we were so close to the band. Amazing job everyone!! This was my nephews first concert and he loved it - it will be hard to beat this one. Thanks guys!!!
MiriamG99
27 June, 2011
Absolutely the best!!!
This was my 8th U2 concert!! And the best ever!! When the screen came down and they led into "Zooropa" and then "City of Blinding Lights" I went crazy not to mention "Where the Streets Have No Name"! Just awesome all around!!!
kucken
27 June, 2011
Perfect
Waited so many years to see them. Well worth that wait. Thanks U2 for the perfect memory forever. Rock On
Buckeyes
27 June, 2011
Beautiful Night!
Thanks for the music. Thanks for the Spirit behind the music. Hearing Scarlet made me Rejoice, and hearing it with my 16 year old son made my spirit soar. Peace be with you as you close out this tour!
johnnie_swallow
27 June, 2011
Magnificent!
Awesome! Sixth time at U2 show but this one tops them all. Thanks for everything you do! No one does it better!
mlsunda
27 June, 2011
Best Birthday Present
I traveled from Knoxville, TN to Detroit in 2010 then hear about that show being postponed. When the rescheduled date was announced for 26 June 2011 (my birthday), I was ecstatic! I made the long haul again and knew that this was going to be the best birthday EVER. And it was! Thank you!
allhorizonbomb
27 June, 2011
set list
I personally liked the old 2009 setlist except for the fly and Real Thing bring back No line on the Horizon Please!
Gene Grabowski
27 June, 2011
7th Heaven In East Lansing
My 7th time seeing U2. However, this was the best given that it was at Michigan State University - my alma mater. Will remember that night forever
kik
27 June, 2011
Best ever.
This was the best show ever!!!!! The band was definitely on last night. They were having fun as well. Bono was chattty, smiling a lot and looked like he could have gone on all night. Thank u for coming back to MSU. It means a lot to us. You guys are awesome. I feel privilaged to be your fan. As long as you rock, I will too!!! Love you all!
artgeek
27 June, 2011
epic
I still love hearing "Streets" and last night was by far the best reception from the crowd as the response at the end was deafening. Most memorable moment was the tears and my friends eyes and Bono and the boys took the stage for her first ever U2 show.
Musallam
27 June, 2011
Awesome!
Best Concert EVERRR!! 3 Encores! Epic, I wish you guys played longer! The time went by way too fast. Totally worth 100 bucks!
WanderingHamilton
27 June, 2011
Perfect Night !
Awesome Guys! Perfect Weather, Perfect Set! This was my first U2 Show, and has taken place as my #1 all time favorite live show! Thanks for making it memorable.
mhollo65
27 June, 2011
Thank you
Went to the concert last night and it was incredible. Like all the songs new and old but when you played Vertigo, that was cool. Always wanted to see U2 and it finally happened, I think a lot about this band for the music and the humanitarian work. Doing something real positive for both. Hoping to make it to the Chicago show and see them again.
V17
27 June, 2011
8th U2 Concert for me
This was the 8th time I get the privilige to enjoy a U2 concert and, like a good wine, you lads get better with age. Thanks for a great night!!
27 June, 2011
Awesome, and inspiring, show
My latest Digital Pivot blog post was inspired by the U2-360 show in East Lansing last night! http://ow.ly/5r5vl
cboggsu2
27 June, 2011
Thank You
it was a show that my wife and I will never forget, this is my 4th U2 concert, her 2nd
shouchins
27 June, 2011
AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME
We saw you at the beginning of this tour at Soldier Field and again last night. Thank you SO much for another amazing show. I always come to your shows completely fired up with huge expectations and you never disappoint. Absolutely LOVE Miss Sarajevo and City of Blinding Lights (and everything else). Love you guys! Thank you SO much for another amazing evening!!
jbatts21
26 June, 2011
Please Play
In a Little While. My wife and I had the pleasure of dancing to this song during our first dance as man and wife.
badsilver
26 June, 2011
The BAD/The Fly
Maybe? I am gonna bring my 80 year old mom! (depend on weather, parking etc). She is excited I THINK...She truly may be your oldest fan...how bout a shout to Patricia?
25 June, 2011
Please, Please, Please...
Been a HUGE fan since the 82. Saw you guys play "Wire" and "Bad" at Joe Louis arena. Been to several other shows but never saw them live again. Please play "Wire" or "Bad". unreal live. Your best live, ever. So much emotion and feeling. We walked out of that show feeling like we were all one. Amazing. Oh yeah, end with 40. lol.
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