U2 and their “space ship” continue to bring songs and spectacular to Europe. The band played in Milan last night to much fanfare and the usual splendor the tour has displayed so far.
The bulk of the setlist has pretty much remained the same since opening night in Barcelona. However, “Electrical Storm” didn’t make the cut in Milan, but “Party Girl” stayed in the show.
The concert was somewhat of a family affair. Bono’s daughter Eve was onstage during “Party Girl” which was fitting as it was her birthday. Bono told the crowd as he introduced his daughter that she is “not the shy one in the family” and that “she’s no longer a little girl but older and a beauty”. The audience sang “Happy Birthday” as Larry poured champagne.
It was also a “starry" night, as fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana attended the show, as did actors Woody Harrelson and Gael Garcia Bernal. Luciano Pavarotti’s widow, Nicoletta Mantovani was also there.
The memory of another entertainer who is no longer among us also took center stage. “Angel of Harlem” was dedicated to Michael Jackson, and as the song ended, it moved into “Stand By Me”.