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The sound of this concert was just sensational. These guys have gotten pretty good at this concert thing seeing as they've been doing it for 29 years. Every person in the sold out arena was screaming. All the songs had this same energy to them and the entire night was an incredible experience.
USA (Milwaukee), September 25, 2005
timmy3125, on september 27, 2005 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Sound: The sound of this concert was just sensational. These guys have gotten pretty good at this concert thing seeing as they've been doing it for 29 years. Every instrument sounded amazing and none of them drown out another one or stood out more than another. All instruments blended perfectly and I heard everything Bono said. Edge's guitar playing was phenomenal and flawless. Adam is a master of the bass guitar and their drummer didn't miss a beat. Bono is one of the most amazing performers alive and he really got in touch with the crowd. He took time out and talked with the crowd. He made the crowd feel very involved in the performance and countless times he turned the mic to the crowd for them us to sing the next line. He puts all his effort into making the show a great time for everyone. // 10
Perfomance: The performance of U2 is nearly unbeatable. These 4 guys have been playing together for so long and they are an unbelieveable combination. Their show was flawless and every aspect was perfected. They had a hell of a set up with lights everywhere and a huge circular walkway extending around a section of the audience. They walked all over the place and didn't stay in the same spot for long at all. One of the best parts of the show for me was the Edge. He is one of the most amazing guitarists around and he was just amazing in the live show. He played everything perfectly and put so much energy into his playing. Bono was obviously another awesome part of this show. He relates to the fans so well and he even brought a girl up on stage with him during With or Without You and sang the entire song with his arm around her shoulder. I'd say the best part of the entire show was the opening song. They started everything off with City Of Blinding Lights. Everything was pitch black and there you couldnt see past your hand. Edge started the intro and both drums and bass came in slowly. A spotlight hit Edge and he started playing faster and faster until the piano part came in when the lights came on instantly and confetti came from the ceiling. Bono rose from the floor and Edge exploded into the lead riff. Every person in the sold out arena was screaming. All the songs had this same energy to them and the entire night was an incredible experience. // 10
Overall Impression: The show took place at the Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee, WI on September 25, 2005. The opening band was Dashboard Confessional. Now, I never listened to these guys in my life because I never liked their style. They played for 45 minutes and they aren't bad musicians its just that they aren't my style at all. Once these guys were done, The stage was set up and after a nice long wait, U2 came out and blew us away. U2 is such an amazing live band and they put on a hell of a show. We got these tickets very last minute from a friend who wasn't going to use um. We paid 65 bucks for them and we were in the 1st row of the 1st balcony and U2 wasn't more than 60 feet away. The show is definately worth the money but the trick is you have to get them pretty fast because this show sold out in 30 minutes. This show had many unforgettable moments including the opener, Bono pounding the crap out of a single drum on the walkway during Love and Peace or Else, and classics like Where the Streets Have No Name or With or Without You. Every single song was just amazing and the crowd was into every second of it. If I ever got another chance to go to see these guys again I wouldn't hesitate to go and I would be ready for another hell of a time. // 10