2005-03-28 - San Diego, California - San Diego Sports Arena


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songs per album

  1. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (7)
  2. Boy (3)
  3. War (3)
  4. The Joshua Tree (3)
  5. Achtung Baby (3)
  6. All That You Can't Leave Behind (2)
  7. Other songs (1)
  8. The Unforgettable Fire (1)
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review by cesar_garza01

1 year ago


For an opening night of a tour, the band sounded pretty good and tight. A few problems during Zoo Station, The Fly and Elevation, but not Staring At The Sun Pop Vegas bad.


No complains here. Very enjoyable and balanced audience recording.
Recording: Audience microphone - 4 stars


It's very interesting to hear the reactions of the crowd during opening night. They were really surprised with Electric Co. and other songs.


Here it is, the first Vertigo show. Technically not the debut of the songs (there was a rehearsal in L.A. a few days before), but it was fresh for all the audience there and they enjoyed it a lot. Same for me. The band did their homework and practiced for the show and songs like COBL and Vertigo are already in top form. Then the band really surprised everyone with an Electric Co. full of energy like in the old days! To top that, the always powerful An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart combo. The setlist was still a work in progress and some of the songs do not flow well (Elevation to close the main set?), but there are no big mistakes like other tours. Beautiful Day had a great outro, and Bono was happy to be in San Diego. Another good thing about this show is that there are no tired speeches, no "Edge is from the future". For the same reason, SBS and Bullet are very good, without killing the vibe with long speeches in the middle of the songs. Zoo Station and The Fly had some problems, but Bono improvised complete lyrics for both songs and it more than make up for the mistakes. Elevation was also not very good, and its place in the setlist was not the most appropriate one. The now standard interaction with the crowd didn't work well, but that's ok, it's the first time.
The encore was very good, particularly Streets. Some people don't like Yahweh, but it's one of my favorites from HTDAAB. The final surprise of the night is 40 returning as the closer. Bono said they haven't played since 1993 but it was actually 1998. By the way, thank you Bono for acknowledging Mexico! We love you too! He must had seen a Mexican flag, being in San Diego.
Overall, a more than solid start of the tour, with the band happy to return to their natural habitat. No long speeches, which makes the experience more enjoyable. Check it out.

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  1. Bono performing in San Diego
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