Dude my dad LOVED it. This was by far the best time I've seen them, not to say their past shows and the past experiences of them were at all less than par, for a variety of reasons. But I'm not the type to type up show reviews. But if they come near you and you don't see them, I officially dub you a moron
. This show had the hometown advantage though so they were pretty amped. I took pictures and some videos, which I'll post eventually. (*Fin) didn't have the choir, so that part was one epic instrumental session. Sad news of the night was when they play it, they don't tag on that acoustic ending. Which was....sad.
In other news, my dad, who saw U2 a couple times, once when they first hit America and were touring colleges, and once in Japan [Air Force] on their Joshua Tree
tour, turns to me halfway through the set and says "You know who these guys remind me of?" No, I say. "A young U2," he says. I smile. Doesn't surprise me. The more I thought about it, the more there were fitting parallels so I can see where he's coming from. So here's a nearly 50 year old guy with very little exposure to the band, sees them live [fun seeing him in a crowd of scene kids, btw] with a mix that wasn't the best it could have been [sound guy's fault, too much feedback and not enough mic], and makes that kind of call. And here I was just hoping he'd enjoy himself.