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by Kumar Ramanathan

Reviews of Second and Third Night: Madison Square Garden.

Second Night: U2 was great, No Doubt was awesome as well. Seemed to be some energy missing, but a great show nonetheless.

Third Night: What a gig it was!!!!! I had the chance to share this experience with a dear friend of mine. When U2 took the stage and ripped through Elevation, the crowd sensed that U2 was here to perform. The amount of energy they had from start to finish was unbelieveable.

Bono sang Young Americans at the end of Elevation. Each song after that got better and better. The highlight, without a doubt, was the FDNY marching the heart with Bono during Walk On and playing Out of Control to end the show. I was really choked up during One for obvious reasons and Walk On---just the best U2 closing song of all time, 4000 times better than 40, Can't Help Falling In Love, and One (closed with it on some shows during PopMart).

Bono said: "We can't go home just yet" after U2 just played Walk On. They rip through Out of Control and what a version it was. Flawless, full of energy, and I was moving pretty well for a guy who had waited on line for close to 15 hours.

I did not go to Slane I or II, but does anyone think that this show was far better than Slane? My friend seemed to think that this show was better than Slane II.

I took a ton of pictures and I will submit them to this website soon.

I do have some gripes. I had a general admission ticket, and anyone who stood in the general admission line on this knows how much of a nightmare this was. It would have been easier for everyone (for security and fans) if MSG honored the number system. My friend and I were numbers 50 and 51. People with numbers 200 and higher got past us. It was annoying. Anyway, my friend and I got a spot in the back of the heart against the rail and what a spot it was.

My last gripe is that Edge's guitar tech has a bad habit of testing the songs U2 will peform. By the time he finished preparing Edge's guitar, we knew half the setlist. I know Edge plays with mulitple sounds throughout the show, but come on, doesn't this take away from the element of surprise anyone who came to see the show. This was my 12th elevation show, and Edge's guitar tech has never failed to play tidbits of U2 songs.

On a more personal note, I was elevated 12 times and I am sooooooooooo upset this is over. My journey started with my friend Josh in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and finished in New York, New York. From meeting the band at a ritzy restaurant in Miami to seeing the best U2 shows of our lives, there was no one in the world I would have rather spent that time with. And thank you to U2 for putting on such fantastic shows. And special thank you to U2tours.com for having this great website. What a way to share memories, gripes, whatever. Best U2 fan site right here.

"When will I see you again?"

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