Chicago opening night and the fans are lined up ready to go into the United center. Some of those fans have been waiting in the GA line for hours and yet they are refreshed and ready to experience something totally different as the boys from Dublin take over.
U2 has played Chicago a few times to sell out crowds. Sound check a couple of new entries into the set list "Ordinary Love" and "Raised By Wolves" Bono may have been feeling under the weather however once the show started who could tell ?
Chicago was a buzz after winning the Stanley Cup and now the worlds greatest band was in town. Bono dedicated "Elevation" to the Blackhawks. Of course a couple of political comments and a nod to marriage equality.
The venue had a different feeling, a sense of a strong presence a feeling that was pretty over whelming and that was shared all over social media. Bono did speak of Charleston, South Carolina, yelling "Dr. King, we need you now more than ever in Ferguson, in Baltimore, IN CHARLESTON!" during Pride's bridge. For an opening night this was a pretty special show.
Venue: United Center June 24, 2015
- The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
- The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet) / My Kind Of Town (snippet) / I Can See For Miles (snippet)
- Out Of Control (snippet) / Vertigo / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) (snippet)
- I Will Follow
- Iris (Hold Me Close)
- Cedarwood Road
- Song For Someone
- Sunday Bloody Sunday
- Raised By Wolves / Psalm 23 (snippet)
- Until The End Of The World / Love And Peace Or Else (snippet)
- Even Better Than The Real Thing
- Mysterious Ways / Young Americans (snippet)
- Ordinary Love
- Every Breaking Wave
- Bullet The Blue Sky / Anthem (snippet)
- The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)
- Beautiful Day / My Kind Of Town (snippet) / I Remember You (snippet)
- With Or Without You
- City Of Blinding Lights
- Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
- I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / People Have The Power (snippet)
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