by Brad Courtney
This is the best way to sum up the greatest musical experience I will ever know. 20 years on and they still know how to amaze.
When I first set eyes on the golden arch towering over the stands at Waverley park, I knew that I was in for something special. Getting into the ground and catching the first glimpse of the massive POPmart stage is quite awe inspiring and is nearly worth the price of the ticket alone.
From start to end this was an experience to saviour, the band has never sounded so good live. This is a show that would please any fan of the band as they played a lot of old stuff, stretching back to the Boy album (I will follow), and plenty of the new. Where the streets have no name is still the ultimate crowd starter at a U2 concert and brought the best response from the crowd, but personally I thought that Please, off the Pop album, was the highlight of the show. It is incredible when played live. It was very pleasing to hear Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me which was also amazing live. The lemon disco ball is cool, it opened right in front of us (we were only 5 metres from the catwalk, probably the best place to be as Bono spent about half the show down there) and the screen is well.....big.
Other highlights included Last night on earth, end of the world, the show closer One and the accoustic version of Sunday Bloody Sunday which was sang by Edge alone on the B-stage. It was a great version, nearly as good as the original.
As I said before this is the greatest concert you will ever see and for me that was the only problem with it. I will never see anything like it again.