Saturday Night in Vegas

10 Dec 2023

Saturday Night in Vegas

'From the sublime to the ridiculous, that is our job this night', Bono announced, declaring the mission of the twenty-second show at the Sphere. 

Mission accomplished.

There was a lotta love in the air tonight  including at least two proposals of marriage — between 'art and science' and between the band and their fans. Familiar cameo's from the rock'n'roll canon including The Beatles ('Drive My Car'), Van Morrison ('Into The Mystic'), The Rolling Stones ('Paint It Black'), Primal Scream ('Movin' On Up'), and Frank Sinatra (or was it Sid Vicious?) - 'My Way'.  





What Bono Said

Introducing 'All I Want Is You': 'In some non-preposterous way, we're getting married, you and us. 'I think we're ready for a committed relationship. What do you think?'

Moving  from 'Angel of Harlem' into 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For': 'It's fun getting lost in America…There's so much here to discover, to uncover, to recover. It's also fun to get lost in American music… America, it's a work in progress. Aren't we all?'

Toward the end of 'With Or Without You': 'Look after each other. We love you! Look what you did to us! Look what you gave us! What a life. Thank you. Thank you. Sing us out! One more time...'


To Primal Scream bassist Gary "Mani" Mounfield after Bono sang a snippet of the band's song 'Movin' On Up'— 'That was for Mani'

On the Socials

'We did it! At the Sphere for U2! Neither of us can remember how many times we've seen U2 live #ILoveAdamClayton #U2' —@rachel_is_here on Instagram

'#vegas #sphere #u2 Preshow: There is a bird flying around inside. Or is there?'—@BIGRICK_XLDJ on X

'U2 at @spherevegas was mind melting. People get focused on the visuals (which are insane) but the audio experience is equally crazy.' —@netsecdude on Threads

'Have to say it again: Best choir in the world!! #U2fam #U2 #U2Sphere'—

@HerzensSonne22 on X

Zootopia/U2 Faniverse

'Bono's falsetto is as smooth as butter this weekend.' —mich40

'Chills! I love the Moment of Surrender at the beginning. This song has a special place in my heart. The song that kicked off my love affair with this band.' —YouToo17

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