A: It was amazing.
That is how this exchange is supposed to go right? It's like Q: How are you? A: I'm fine. It's a good way to ask a question that you don't really want an interesting answer to...
However; How was the U2 concert?
Why I am so glad you asked!
Last week I went to my third U2 concert. My first was in Louisville KY 2001, then in Oakland CA, 2005... Where to even begin about what it is like to attend a U2 concert? I suppose part of it is linked to the connection I have with their music. If you know me, you know that they are my favorite band and have been since about 1993. Are they my favorite band because their concerts are so special or are their concerts so special because they are my favorite band? I'd like to think that the two are not mutually exclusive.
The beauty of a U2 concert is unique. U2 is not just about the music. Each of the U2 shows I've been to, I've been far far in the back... they are usually a centimeter high from my perspective and yet they manage to make the place feel full. The use of multi-media as a fifth member of the band helps. This tour features a giant 360º LED screen that expands and changes height. The screen helps add elements that could not otherwise be achieved in mere reality. What other rock group could/would integrate astronauts in their rock show?
Astronaut Mark Kelly did this for Oakland (and probably other cities on the tour... but we went crazy when this came up)
What other group could/would take down the audience to discuss matters of humanitarian importance? I had no idea about the prisoners of conscience in Myanmar, now I do. Every show is a teaching opportunity for the band who spend a lot of their non-rock-band time in humanitarian efforts.