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by Austin

My second show of the 360 Tour and another fantastic experience. I had seats up behind the stage and I was worried that the view and sound would be less than stellar; thankfully my fears were quickly put to rest and the show was magnificent. I had GA tickets for Chicago and ended up about twenty yards from the front of the stage and it was awesome, although being up in the stands has its advantages, especially when it comes to the stage effects. If you get the chance to see multiple shows I strongly recommend doing GA once and the stands once. Each view offers something unique and you're really missing out on what the band and The Claw can do if you only see the tour from one angle. The Georgia Dome actually worked pretty well for a venue and it didn't have the limitations that I thought it might on the stage.

I've never been crazy about Muse and my thoughts haven't changed after seeing them on this tour. Their music just does nothing for me and the crowd seemed more interested in them than in U2, which I don't understand.

U2 was unbelievable (as always) and the set was a great mix of new and classic material. "Until the End of the World" was a nice surprise and "The Unforgettable Fire" is a real treat that I'm glad they've resurrected for this tour. "Walk On" is just as powerful as always and "Where the Streets Have No Name" is still a show-stopper, not to mention that "Ultraviolet" is nothing short of perfect. The new material sounds GREAT and hopefully more songs from the new album will eventually make a debut.

There were so many great moments, like when Bono joked about The Edge when he had technical difficulties early in the show and when someone handed Bono an Irish flag that said "No War No More" on it during "Sunday Bloody Sunday". However, the most powerful part came during "One", where Bono sang "Amazing Grace" and then segued right into "Streets". It was an absolutely amazing moment and, in all my years as a Christian, I can honestly say that it was one of the most spiritual and uplifting moments I've ever experienced. Simply stunning.

One thing I do have to mention is the lackluster crowd. When I saw the band in Atlanta on the Vertigo Tour the crowd was wild and incredibly enthusiastic. Tonight they were just subdued and even the inner circle was hardly into it. I don't know what happened but compared to Chicago this crowd was just dull and surprising unreceptive. It's too bad because the band played an awesome show and yet you'd have thought it was a rehearsal with the way the crowd was. Come on, Atlanta: I've seen you do so much better.

Overall the show was arguably the best U2 concert I've seen yet and they show no sign of slowing down. U2 has a way of moving me in a way that no other band can, and for that I'll always be grateful.

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