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Well, the most amazing thing happened to me last night, I actually got to see u2 live in concert! That’s right! They played live at Key Arena Seattle, WA, and I was there!
It was awesome! The place was jam packed! Around 10-20 thousand people were there, including Bill Gates!
It all started with a band that I had never heard before, must have been a local band or something, called Kings of Leon. They did the opening acts. Kings of Leon started at 7:30 and played for about 20 minutes and sort of warmed up the audience with some heavy metal, that actually sounded pretty good. When they were through, there was a sort of inter-mission time, where the staff cleared the stage and made sure that it was ready for the up coming 5 hour explosion.
It was it...there was silence and complete darkness in key arena and then all of the sudden the crowd exploded as the Edge (the guitar player for u2) ran across the cat walk followed by Adam Clayton (bass) and Larry Mullen Jr.( drummer) on to the stage to start an exploding sound of a song called "City of Blinding Lights". Then finally Bono(u2's lead singer) came jogging casually onto the stage while singing the lyrics to "City of blinding lights". They also played some of there biggest hits such as "Beautiful Day", "Elevation", and "Sunday Bloody Sunday".
The theme of u2's 2005 Vertigo tour was to quit the tech-no poppy stuff that they have been producing over the past years, and head back to there early days of "Boy", "War", and "The Joshua Tree", some of the greatest rock n' roll records ever made, in what seem to be long forgotten. They dug up songs from the deep cob webs of bat caves such as "Bad" from The Unforgettable Fire, "The Ocean" from Boy, and "Gloria" from October. But what stood out the most for me was when they played "Vertigo". The big screen TV’s, with spinning red vertigo circles, and the stage lighting up with swirls that made you dizzy, and then Bono chanting "All of this, all of this can be yours, all of this, all of this can be yours, all of this, all of this can be yours....so F*** up and listen to the music!". Along with the Edge Rocking out with his guitar deafening the entire arena with an amazing sound.
Yes indeed, last night there was a defining image of u2 in which almost seemed to be spiritual with songs like "One" and "Running to stand still".