Salesforce.com was the sponsor of the last U2 concert. Have you ever attended the DreamFest party? The party is the annual fundraising benefit for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. Ticket prices for the fundraiser are sold out and started at $1,000 and ran all the way up to a $1 million sponsorship package that includes perks such as access to exclusive viewing areas. The total fundraising goal for the event was $10 million.
We all know that Bono speaks his mind about politics, live and the concept of treating people with respect. He and the boys took the stage on Wednesday night ( using the Vertigo stage)
Last night's version of Bullet was a political version taking aim at Donald Trump. Bono engaged in a lengthy mocking "conversation" with Trump, criticizing his temperament and a range of his policies, and also accusing him of trying to steal the "American dream" and hurt many groups of people. The song turned out to be a very long because of the interaction with Donald. A very powerful message just weeks before the election.
Now, candidate, you understand it’s not just Mexican people who are going to have a problem with this wall of yours,” he said. “It’s everyone who loves the idea of America. Like the Irish, for example, or the French, or the Brazilians. Everyone who believes what they read at the foot of the Statue of Liberty: 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’”
U2 pretty much played the hits from their earlier works. No surprises unless you count just one song from the 90's. A total of 15 songs, no breaks straight thru performance. The gig pretty much a solid corporate gig.
The full setlist was:
- I Will Follow
- Beautiful Day / Zooropa (snippet) / Blackbird (snippet)
- California Dreamin' (snippet) / California (There Is No End To Love)
- Angel Of Harlem
- Stuck In A Moment
- Every Breaking Wave
- Bullet The Blue Sky
- The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)
- One / My Sweet Lord (snippet)
- Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name
- With Or Without You
- I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For