'Busking was never our thing…'

16 Dec 2023

'Busking was never our thing…'

Christmas arrived early during the year's penultimate show of U2:UV. 

After I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, the band launched into 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)', their cover of Darlene Love's holiday torch song that appeared on 1987's 'A Very Special Christmas' album. 

'City of Blinding Lights' was another surprise tonight and an acoustic rendition of  'Pride (In The Name of Love)'. 'Busking was never our thing... except for on Christmas Eve'.

What Bono Said

'The American doesn't yet exist. The American is still in the process of being created. It's kind of inspiring…..We all come to this country carrying our myths and histories, our talents and traumas, our wisdom and traditions. We all come to America in our dreams and some of us want to wake up in them….America is still waiting to be born, what an inspiring thought…could be the greatest song the world has never heard…a song being written in this room this evening.'

'Wham, bam, thank you, Bram', at the end of 'With Or Without You,  'I'm delirious at this point in the show. I don't know what I'm doin', what I'm sayin', what I'm thinkin'. The greatest high you could ever have in this city is listening to you, playing for you'.

On The Socials

'I swear to god I feel so giddy tonight watching/listening to this show. There is a very silly energy about the place tonight #U2UVSPHERE'—@scoobygangkid on X

'OMG!!!!! OMG!!!! OMG!!!!! City Of Blinding Lights!!!!!! #U2 #U2Sphere' —@HerzensSonne22 on X

'Pure magic #u2 at the #sphere @wearepopulous' —@andyharrisofficial on Instagram

Zootopia/U2 Faniverse

'The jukebox is doling out random goodies tonight!.... Merry Early Christmas, y'all!'—U220099

'When Bono invoked Allen Ginsberg, I thought surely they are not playing "Drunk Chicken/America" - most of the crowd might not know it!' —dmway

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