50K Vandy Fans Rocked

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Thousands of excited fans made their way into Vanderbilt Stadium for their chance to see rock and roll legends, U2.

From outside the stadium, a disco ball peaks out over Vanderbilt Stadium, but walking inside you can see U2’s “Claw” has a gigantic grip on Dudley Field.

In Nashville, Country music is king, but Music City has an appreciation for all genres. The more main-stream band “U2” took the stage at Vanderbilt for nearly 50,000 fans for its “360-degree World Tour.” Thanks to heat and humidity, medical staffers and paramedics watched over those attending, many of whom had been there since 6:00 a.m.

The group has a lengthy, 30-plus year career track record, and the group was well-received in Nashville. Crowd control workers made up a crowd of their own, and Metro Police used the typical “game day” traffic flow plan and on-site security.

Many U2 fans also signed up with the group “ONE,” an advocacy group combating poverty in Africa, headed up by Bono, the group’s 51-year-old leader.

This “360-degree Tour” has been going on since 2009 when it started in Europe.  It wraps at the end of this month in Canada.

Bono and the gang head from here to Chicago for a sold-out show Tuesday night.