U2 – 360 Tour in Dublin

27 Jul

So, last Wednesday, having got some very last minute tickets to U2, James and I started to get extremely excited, but really, nothing could have prepared us..

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It wasn’t cheap, unlike the tickets..

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The set is magnificent

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As is Croke Park

The first support act was a gent named Damien Dempsey. He didn’t get off to a great start, not even getting his first line out before his guitar strap came off. Must have been fairly embarrassing for him. After that things got better, and  he was entertaining enough. I still think he looks like a barber though.

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John Sheahan, of The Dubliners, joined him on stage for one song

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After a beach ball interlude, Glasvegas came on.

For a band who have been nominated for 3 live music awards and who prompted NME to call their debut “the album of the year, an awesome record of breathtaking depth and beauty” you would think they would be good. But you would be wrong; they were a disaster. Having since listened to a few of their other live performances of late, I’ve decided that they must have been having a particularly bad day, as they don’t sound all that bad in general. But to give such a terrible performance when supporting U2 on the opening night of their Dublin shows is just incredible. The lead singer was once voted Player of the Season in the Scottish 3rd Division. On the evidence of Friday, he shouldn’t have given the football up.

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Excuse my ignorance, but what’s this about?

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Numpty
Scottish usage:
a) Someone who (sometimes unwittingly) by speech or action demonstrates a lack of knowledge or misconception of a particular subject or situation to the amusement of others.

Anyway, enough about them. For the next 45 minutes, people were climbing all over the claw getting things ready and so on.

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You would get a pretty good view from up here!

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Much has been made of the fact that there were people from all over the world there

Then, at 8.55pm as the sun was setting,  U2 came on stage.

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:)

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Bono trading glasses with someone in the audience

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Wow.

There are some fantastic videos on YouTube, here’s a couple of my favourites.

And if you use Spotify, click here to get the setlist as a playlist.

Magnificent, you might say..



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Scottish usage:
a) Someone who (sometimes unwittingly) by speech or action demonstrates a lack of knowledge or misconception of a particular subject or situation to the amusement of others.
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2 Responses to “U2 – 360 Tour in Dublin”

  1. Edith Wilson July 28, 2009 at 4:43 pm #

    So, pretty average Friday night then…?

  2. James July 29, 2009 at 8:28 am #

    Lol. Not Quite. :)

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