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by Kevin P. Hogan

Well, Well well. I saw the Popmart show in Kansas City in July, and I tell you what, these guys have taken the show to the next level. An energetic crowd was "warmed up" by THIRD EYE BLIND, and they did their job.

U2 however took the crowd in their hands and gave them a wild ride. Opening up with the energetic "MOFO", U2 immediately captured the crowd. They moved right into "I Will Follow", like the previous shows. Bono then claimed that U2 has put to rest Mr. MacPhisto in the Pop single "Gone." These three songs were amazing. "New Years Day" was magnificent with the Edge on the keyboard. "Thanks for letting us borrow the arch", the Edge proclaimed. Pride (In the Name of Love), enough said. Bono and the Edge then, "got a little closer to the people" with acoustic version of "Desire", a great rock and roll tune. The Edge's solo performence of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" brought tears to my eyes. Simply beautiful. Other highlights of the first set include, "Bullet the Blue Sky" with the return of Mr. MacPhisto (a gentleman in the crowd clad in devil attire came onto stage and danced with Bono, and the switched attire), "All I Want Is You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" with additional verse, not on the album.

The Encore left little to be desired. It was the same encore as previous shows, with "With or Without You", "Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me", Mysterious Ways", "One", and "Wake Up Dead Man". It was by far the best concert I have ever seen, and it was twice as good as the Kansas city show on the first leg. Bono's voice was ten times better, and the Edge was more energetic. You could tell Larry was into it because upon approaching the stage with Bono shadow boxing, he began to shadow box his drum set and I think Adam was right on too, >

ey with Larry all night. If anyone has a bootleg of it, email me, I need it.

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