Sep
29
2009
Washington, DC, US (FedEx Field)
39
FedEx Fieldwith Muse
Show Report


Moving night in Washington with tributes to the late Eunice Shriver and Teddy Kennedy and respect going out to political movers and shakers in DC ... more than a few of whom seem to be here.

During Beautiful Day Bono remembered 'the beautiful Eunice Shriver', describing her as his mentor and it was another special moment when New Years Day was dedicated to Teddy Kennedy. 'For a peaceful Ireland we salute you Teddy...' That nearly brought the house down.

In the stadium tonight we spotted Nanci Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives and broadcaster George Stephanopoulos, as well as African leaders like Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director of the World Bank. And in keeping with the DC vibe, Bono restyled the band introducing Larry as the man who wrote U2's constitution, Adam, the Minister of Culture, Edge, 'the leader of my free world' and musing that he himself might be Majority Leader... 'verbal, elegant but tough when I need to be.'

A kid called Andy arrived on stage at the end of Unforgettable Fire and accepted the invitation to stroll around the stage for City of Blinding Lights. 'Larry Mullen wants to go crazy, Larry Mullen is crazy...' sang Bono as the drummer took the djemba for his own nightly walk around the stage, on a track which is without doubt one of the highlights of the show.

Can't fail to mention The Most Stylish Man in Rock, looking particularly dapper tonight, a sparkly red guitar strap standing out on a very fine new jacket. Set list, as you can see below, got another shake-up. Were you there? Tell us what it was like and post your photos in our comments area below.
39  Fan Reviews
jeffharper - 30 September, 2009
U2 ROCKS D.C.
U2 PROVED ONCE AGAIN WHY THEY ARE THE GREATEST ROCK BAND OF ALL TIMES.SET LIST WAS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE EVER HEARD.CRAZY WAS ONE THE BEST HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHOW! SEE YOU GUYS AT UVA ON THURSDAY NIGHT.CAN'T WAIT!
colleenfan - 30 September, 2009
Crazy Dance Mix
The Crazy Tonight dance mix was a big surprise, and one of the highlights for me. Thanks once again for memories to last a lifetime. God bless you all.
yannybaby - 30 September, 2009
I love U2 but........???
I hope the 4 lads from Ireland read this. I absolutely love your music. I've been a fan since 1980 and have listened to the music religiously. This is my comment: You need to shake it up. The set is too predictable and becoming boring. I was in Toronto and the set list has only changed by one or two songs. Take a chance and shake it up-your audience would be thrilled!!!!
cjbando - 30 September, 2009
Moved to Tears
As little girl in the Philippines who first got introduced to U2 in the 80's though the With or Without You video, being in a U2 concert could be nothing more than a flight of fancy- a sheer dream among many realities I had to contend with. Last night's show was more than a dream come true yet, it was tinged with sobering thoughts-- of missing my family back home, of my countrymen shivering in the damp cold, wrenched away by torrential rain from their loved ones, after the worst typhoon & consequent flooding to hit the country in 40 years. In the brisk September air, I fought away tears and thanked how fortunate I truly was. I looked at those 4 Irish lads singing the anthems of my youth shared with the rest of the world, and how they have made their success count beyond the hits and the swooning accolades and their creature comforts and for two electrifying hours, I allowed myself to happily be just a rock 'n roll fan. I came out of the show part exhilarated, part shook, part inspired and most of all, hopefully a little changed for the better. To Bono, Edge, Adam & Larry. Thank you, more than you'd ever know, THANK YOU.
boomshakalaka - 30 September, 2009
U2 Lobbying 4 Best Stage Show
With all the noted politicians and leaders in the house Bono lobbied for healthcare in the form of recent success w/ Aids and Poverty relief as well as a call for civil rights in Iran and An Sun Su Chi. While the stage was bigger than the soapbox it was the music(song selection) that really supported U2's ideals and allowed the message to sink in, then PUNCH your lights out with the power of TRUTH. 1st night in Chi-town felt like a smash hit but this show just grabbed me and raised the hair. CHEERS!!
ramblin rose - 30 September, 2009
More NLOTH
How could they drop NLOTH and Unknown Caller?
missycarroll - 29 September, 2009
Awesome show in Landover, MD
Fantastic show tonight! I loved hearing "New Year's Day" and "Unforgettable Fire," which are two of my favorite songs. (Lucky for all of us, I suppose the latter is being played due to the 25th anniversary of "Unforgettable Fire.") Great surprises! It was very cool to hear "Your Blue Room" from Passengers. That song is mesmerizing. The remix of "I'll Go Crazy if I Can't Go Crazy Tonight" was energetic! What an incredible set!
- 29 September, 2009
Great concert
I miss you gays since the last time It was in mexico city with the memorable Pop mart tour. Thanks for all your music. German
thecgs - 29 September, 2009
wow
MUSE was good. U2 was better. I've been to one other concert in my life waiting, and waiting for U2. I flew from Canada to see this show and it was worth every bit penny, and every effort. When Bono sang Amazing Grace as a lead into Where the Streets Have No Name I was amazed. Every song was worth it. Looking forward to Vegas.
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