Oct
1
2009
Charlottesville, VA, US (Scott Stadium)
64
Scott Stadiumwith Muse
Show Report


College show at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville with its own special vibe from a very cool audience who were also well into Muse. (Incidentally, noticed that most of U2 at different moments were also out to catch their set. )

The spirit of Thomas Jefferson is with us tonight, the man who founded this University and was the lead author of an enduring little document called The Declaration of Independence. 'How is Mr Jefferson, ' cries Bono a few minutes into the show. 'Is he in the house?'

As the tour winds its way through North America the show is becoming more unpredictable with the choice of tracks and the running order changing by the night - No Line on the Horizon comes later tonight before the roof-raising, stadium-shaking Magnificent and Elevation. Your Blue Room is finding its place too, a mellow, ambient reflection before New Year's Day and Still Haven't Found launch the 360 space station into orbit again.

If Washington the other night had a distinctly political vibe, tonight we have another makeover as Bono introduces his bandmates for the benefit of the uninitiated.

'Would you let me introduce my room mates ? Behind me the jock, the captain of the football team....on my left, the cheerleaders friend, he plays the four-string instrument, because, in his own words, 'girls love bass'.

And seeing from the clip we have, a lucky local girl who had the scarf she knitted taken and worn by Bono, everyone had a great gig.

If you were at this show, please tell us what it was like and post your photos in our comments area below.

Breathe
Get on Your Boots
Mysterious Ways
Beautiful Day
No Line on the Horizon
Magnificent
Elevation
Your Blue Room
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
64  Fan Reviews
bjmvertigo - 01 October, 2009
Oh, My God
Wow. I have seen at least one show during every tour since War. Never have I been in more awe than tonight. I just got home (2:30 am est) and couldn't wait to post my comments. The "space junk" is insane. While they nailed everything they played...my favorite song had to be (and I never expected this because I love all of the new stuff) "Where the Street Have No Name". After 20+ years it still blows the "roof" off of the house. But beginning to end-this is by far the most amazing show ever.
Popejoy - 01 October, 2009
Absolutely fabulous!
This was a great show! I've seen U2 over ten times since their very first tour here in the US way back in 1980, and this ranks way up there. The set was over the top, but in a good way. The 'screen' when it spread out and descended over the stage was cool! The sound was great, with the music just moving right through me... And, Muse was excellent!
qimi - 01 October, 2009
AWESOME
This is my first time to attend a live concert. I was amazed of the stage, atmosphere, and interaction. People from all walks of life come to enjoy the show. It lasted 4 hours. Really awesome!
chelseahobbit - 01 October, 2009
Tears
Well for a fella living so far away from Britain it was a pleasure that these chaps came to town. Amazing Music, lights out of this world...no I mean I think they were out of this world and 4 fellas that still rock like no others. My tears came when unexpectedly I heard the words of W H Auden...Stop the clocks, my tear came because the last time I heard those word was when I spoke them at my Dads Funeral, thank you for letting me remember him again on a wonderful evening. Please don't stop what you are doing.
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