As many of you know, I am a HUGE U2 fan! Opening night on any U2 tour is always huge and it was good to see the boys out on the road and the show looks better than ever! Here is some of the details and some shots!
March 28, 2005 / San Diego, CA
Venue: Sports Arena | Opening Act(s): Kings of Leon
Main Set: City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, Cry – The Electric Co., An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart, Beautiful Day, New Year’s Day, Miracle Drug, Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own, Love and Peace or Else, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bullet the Blue Sky / Hands That Built America, Running to Stand Still, Zoo Station, The Fly, Elevation Encore(s): Pride, Where the Streets Have No Name, One, All Because Of You, Yahweh, 40
Comments: Opening night of the Vertigo 2005 Tour begins with confetti falling around the full stage as Bono sings ‘City of Blinding Lights’ from out at the edge of the ellipse. He adds a bit of ‘Stories for Boys’ to ‘Vertigo’, and a bit of ‘Blackbird’ on the end of ‘Beautiful Day.’ Larry helps sing during ‘Elevation’ and plays keyboards during ‘Yahweh.’ The concert ends with a full version of ’40’ just like the ’80s, with each band member leaving the stage separately and a brief drum solo ending the show.