'Singer with a broken finger' in the audience down at the 'e'stage last night. Turned out he could hold a tune. Welcome on stage Jimmy Fallon for 'Desire', followed by his resident band from the Tonight Show, The Roots, for 'Angel of Harlem'.
'It's not easy being you, Bono,' said Fallon - as Bono - coming out of Desire. 'Thank you guys so much. You guys are the greatest. How great is tonight?! This is one of the best shows I've ever seen in the history of live concerts. I brought a few friends of mine. If it's alright, I'd like to introduce them to you. From Philadelphia, The Roots, ladies and gentlemen!'
All in all another pretty great show, right from the get go.
'Where we going this evening?' asked Bono after Out Of Control. ' Somewhere we've never been before. That's the promise we make to each other, to escape to the moment this evening.'
And they kept their promise - with the help of another loud, loud audience. 'Thank you for being here for us New York City. We go away, we come back and you're still here.'
Highlights? Here's two on social media.
Jason Rosenfeld (instagram) : 'U2 at MSG: "The End of the World." Shockingly brilliant theater. Superior sets and choreography. Committed pop art'.
@timneufeld (twitter) : 'Classic U2 irony: a hidden album track called 'Invisible' becomes the anchor of the #U2ieTour. Brilliant.'
Lots of special names in the house too, we noticed Nile Rogers, Alicia Keys, Angelique Kidjo, Helena Christensen, Christy Turlington and Mario Batali along with politicians from all sides of the house. One of them found his lyrics in the set as One featured a chorus of 'All You Need Is Love...' Paul McCartney in the house, 'an activist of the heart, soul and mind'.
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