MEXICO CITY .- The change is evident. U2 did it again, without being immodest and nothing saved. The Irish returned to Mexico amid growing expectation that was overrun with a lavish production that people went crazy in his first of three performances in the capital.
It seems symptomatic of U2. The band looks determined to bring the experience of live performances to another level, because its production requires more than the music, the environment and their own followers.
With Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr., the music loses leading role, but gains bombast, loses its ear, but gains in the sensory field. Should be to understand the power of his songs visual field relies heavily on them, as few have been able to exploit.
The 360 Tour brought back to the Estadio Azteca, enclosure on his first night failed to record attendance, as only 93 thousand 100 people, according to promoter Ocesa, attended the meeting with the Irish, is four thousand supporters of the mark , which still belongs to Pasadena with 96 thousand fans gathered
Having been so close to the goal did not discourage or the people or the band, which from its appearance showed signs of greatness. As soon as they saw the silhouettes began screaming. Adam was the first out, shortly after Larry did and after he appeared Bono and The Edge.
The music began to sound and multiply in the enormous screen at center stage, where Bono commanded a devoted army of followers. To get close, the vocalist used either movable bridges connecting the interior with the external scenario, which was used as a gateway for musicians
The Edge and Adam traveled the outer circle so that nobody ran out to see them up close. The design of the concert allowed the successes of the past found its place in a fleeting and frenetic show on par with some of the most recent issues of the group. However, as happens in most cases, the nostalgia was the main winner of the night.
“Mysterious Ways” and showed signs of the tone of the evening, while “Elevation” was confirmed shortly before Bono himself will ensure that your scenario was a time machine, one that allowed him to believe that Wednesday night was Day Mother and her birthday.
The Edge continued the joke and began to sing Happy Birthday, which was soon joined by thousands of voices that just accepted the first of many social messages that made use of the band.
“Can we see the same thing? We are able to see the grandeur of Mexico, his generosity and great spirit. We know that no political problem, social or economic that can finish. ” After the message, and the devoted audience, the band dedicated their efforts to the success story.Each new song was greeted with enthusiasm, feeling that the group share from the parquet.Samples were many, as when Bono got into a girl for help with the reading of a poem by Nezahualcoyotl before the rumble “Beautiful Day.”
With “Miss Sarajevo”, “Zooropa” and “City of the Blinding Lights” gave people the sound and visual hypnosis U2.How could it be otherwise, the lead singer of the group returned to his role as social commitment to ask for more support for Amnesty International. After his call, he sang “Walk On” and, together with his companions, left the stage for the first time. A few minutes later they came back even perform “One” and “Where the Streets Have No Name.” “You are great,” said the interpreter before falling again. For the second encore the Europeans returned with “With or Without You”, one of his biggest hits.
Before their final goodbyes, Bono dedicated “Moment of Surrender” to the victims of violence in the country: “You are not alone, Mexico should know that the world is with him, we we are,” before saying goodbye after two hours and 15 minute concert