Magnificent in Dublin (Video)

24 Jul 200943
From the opening chords of Breathe (see our clip below) to the closing seconds of Moment of Surrender, it was quite a show in Dublin tonight.

At first it felt a little different because the set up in the stadium here means the show wasn't in complete 360 but the unique Dublin vibe soon took over and the set list is going to be hard to beat.

Some stand out moments? Bono slipping into 'The Auld Triangle' after Stuck In A Moment; Edge and Bono duelling with an Irish flag on the b-stage during Until The End of the World; spellbinding new video footage of the pro-democracy protestors in Iran during Sunday Bloody Sunday; 80,000 voices singing in unison 'how long to sing this song' at the close of Bad; W H Auden's 'Funeral Blues' to mark the arrival of Ultraviolet...'

So what were your highlights? Here's the set-list to remind you. Tell us all about it below.

No Line On The Horizon
Get On Your Boots
Beautiful Day
Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
Until The End of the World
Unforgettable Fire
City of Blinding Lights
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Remix)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Pride (In The Name of Love)
Walk On
Where The Streets Have No Name
With Or Without You
Moment of Surrender

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This was the best performance ever! "Bad" was perfect and the set-list too! Congrats on an excellent performance of friday and monday concerts :) It was unforgetable to be in Dublin and Croke Park with all of You Fans all over the world! Greetings from Finland. Finnish funs waiting for U2 become here.
birthday party!
me and my boyfreind travelled from leeds england to see u2 in dublin, for me the only place to see them, it was my boyfriends birthday and what a spectacular evening! i was blown away!! we were 1117/1118th people in to the stadium and got into the pit!! tears formed when i realised i was 10ft away from my idol! the evening was, well ,magnificant! words can not describe the emotion and energy that filled the stadium! stuck in a moment was beautiful, as was bad and one. moment of surrender is my favourite song from the new album and was a great closing song. Although the show was different from 05 at croke park in respects to the performance and the encores, costume change etc it was definatley everything i hoped for and more. U2 you rock my world! x
This was the best performance ever! UltraViolet was perfect! Show was excellent. Greetengs from Estonia. We r waiting U2 here.
Well Worth It
After spending 36 hours in travel from Los Angeles to Dublin it was sooo well worth the flight cancellations, delays and everything else. My guys were on fire from the get go and I sang at the top of my lungs with no shame. I have loved U2 since I first heard the magical first cords to Sort of Homecoming and although I am not Irish the boys and the people of Dublin sure made me feel at home. I will forever remember U2 Croke Park July 24th 2009.
Dublin virgin
My brother, his mate and I came to see U2 in Dublin for the first time this weekend and we weren't disappointed Highlight of Friday night's performance was Bono nearly not getting hold of a Tricolore in time to start singing again, very close to falling into the crowd at one point Great show ............. as usual!
Yanks at Croke...
What a great show! been goin since the 80s in the US, but thought that to prove themselves as "dubs" I had to see in person! What an outrageous time...wicked big craic (to mix my metaphors! and showing my age!) Thank you U2 and Dublin (and Jim of course) for making my irish eyes smile, so to speak. Can't wait for Boston! DD was a great opening...hope he can get traction outside the island. I would see him over B47...waddya think? sorry larry... TY TY TY the Banshee
The best ever
Wow, what a set list, what a vibe, what a night. Like a good wine U2 just get better with age. No other act in the world can match this. A truly magical evening, my tenth U2 gig and the far! Thanks guys for giving us all so much! Bad and Unforgettable fire on the same night - class. Crazy was amazing, moment of surrender a perfect ending. Pity gig has to start in the daylight - not your fault. Pleeeease come back next year after the rest of the world has witnessed this 360 degrees of pure perfection!
Wil Reason
Saturday show even better
Didn't think it was possible after Friday night show, but Saturday was even better ! Hope they BLOW THE CURFEW on Monday night. Would love to hear 'Bullet', but looking forward to a 3rd night, Excellent, can't wait
Ive seen U2 nine times since 84 and this was the best ive ever seen the boys perform Bad/40.What a night!!!!
As Travelling Brummies at croke park friday night the boys definatly did not disapoint us in any way.Ireland should be proud of their FAB 4.From entering the stadium until leaving the vib was amazing.We were seated in red zone (disabled seats) and the view was awsome.We didn't even notice it wasn't in full 360'.Last time we heard ONE live was in germany Achtung Baby tour and hearing it live again was emotional for us.Any doubts about new album were put aside when hearing it live, it was absolutly rocking, sun was shining and yes indead U2 made it a beautiful day to remember.Once night fell the claw came into its own.Trully the greatest gig ever.Well done boys you rocked AGAIN.
David Kenny
Nowhere better
You know when U2 come home it's special. This was the one we'd been waiting for. Our band Our town. Nowhere else you want to be on Friday night with the air of thunder and lightning threatening. U2 storm on and lift 80,000 people for two hours from past glories to new wonders. This was an uplifting, celebratory, uprising of the spirit. I was lifted from my gloom, Dublin sparkled in the evening sun before the onslaught of Breathe (I could hardly after two hours). This was what we came for, to be entertained, to be thrilled, to wonder. Best band in the world, you bet your ass.
Just wanted to thanks you guys for a great show and your awesome music! But even more, for your support for the "Green" movement in Iran!! I'm sure you all know that this is not just about Iran. It's about human rights all over the world and hopefully (in the end), a world at peace. A wold that, among many, John Lennon refers to when he sings Imagine.......... Thank you guys !!!! You ROCK ;)
super organised venue
We want to emphasize the grat organising work done from the people working in Croke Park for yesterday U2 gig... everything was really organised and safe! We began to queue at 5.30 am and since the beginning all has been done to make people respect the order arrival... and it worked! Super organisation... for a simply super BAND!
Out of this World!!!
I've seen them 5 times now since 93 and I was pretty sure they would not have surpassed either Zooropa or Pop Mart. But I would have to say that last night was probably the best I have ever seen. They were simply amazing and surpassed my expectations. The crowd were great, fantastic atmosphere. You could tell the band were out to prove a point. There were so so many highlights, but if I had to pick one, it would have to be Vertigo, the electricity was palpable. The set list is gonna be hard to beat. The concert was a transcendental experience. The band are in a league of their own
Welcome Home
What a show! An excellent performance from the band. i have to say. with the recession, job losses, church scandals, the country was on a downer. But all it took to forget that was for Bono to remind us all that we are Irish and Proud and can achieve anything if we put our minds to it. I was truly proud to be irish and present to witness U2's homecoming last night. a fantastic show. THANK YOU lads!
The greatest U2 show I've ever been to - all the traveling was above and beyond worth it. It was unrealistic. And the version of "I'll go Crazy..." was PHENOMENAL live, as was Ultraviolet and Moment of Surrender. The whole thing was tops - and it made the trip from Dallas completely worth it.
Worth the wait.....
Getting in line from 8am was definitely worth the wait. With the help of Donal and Jo from Corke, both old hands at the 360 tour having been to several in Europe, we managed to secure the best standing place in the house - in the inner, circle at the back rail just off the centre. It can't get better than having Bono in front Adam to your left on one bridge and Edge to your right on the other. The show was A M A Z I N G. Can't wait for Wembley when I'll do it again.
Lauren Sharkey
Last night was my 1st U2 show and OMG it was such a treat. I came from Omagh in N.ireland which isn't too far. Im back home now and all i want to do is go back uo and see you guys tonight and monday lol. The show was fantastic, makes ye proud to be irish :)
What about Ultra Violet....Was that bleedn special or what....excellent show....and did I see Adam taking a jog around? Surely not...hes too cool for that
Great show but...
I have been to several fantastic U2 show around the world. I was in Dublin yesterday and saw the show and as many has said it was great but I have to admit that I think the played a little bit to short. On the other shows (not this tour) they have been playing longer sets... that is the only remark on the negative scale because the setlist was awesome. Looking forward to 4 shows in Boston and NY. Fredrik
scott one
U2 Rock Croke Park
Achtung Andy
Best show of my life, can't wait to dream it all up again at Wembley on the 14th! (Hey Edge please bring back your blistering solo for With Or Without You from the Zoo TV day's and my life will be complete!)
Its true, they just....
....keep getting better. I was there for the joshua tree tour and every tour in between. Last night was the best yet, reminded me of why they have a right to call themselves one of, if not the best live band in the world.
WOW! what a show! have been to Croker for Vertigo and to see every tour since Lovetown. This has to rank as one of the best, if not the best... Well worth gettin wet, sunburned and hoarse for :) U2 rule!!
U2 Back to their Best
U2's show last night was fantastic. The set, the claw and energy was amazing. Was was really great ... there was no bullshit .... just the music and the band. Also, the song from No Line are fabulous live. Gavan
Beautiful Night
Absolutely Awesome ! The best keep getting better. 4 Hill 16 legends rocked the socks of Croker... going again tonight and cant wait ! The remixed Crazy Tonight blew me away !
Wil Reason
Fantastic 1st night in Croker. Great to hear Unforgettable Fire live again. The set, the sound, the stage, the crowd... excellent !! what a great gig , can't wait to see you again tonight.
Waiting for the Band
We stood in line from 8am Friday morning to get a good place near the stage. We met wonderful people from Sweeden, Germany, Italy, USA and France, most of who had been to some of the earlier shows in this tour. The concert was worth even minute of the wait. It was unbelievable, their best ever...
Thank you!!!
Bono, The Edge, Larry & Adam, thank you so much for giving us all a wonderful show last night, I am so happy you made my dream come true, by playing BAD, I have waited a long time to hear it live, Thank you so much and congrats on an excellent performance, Best wishes Sam, Dublin :-)
Great Performance, poor venue
The performance was brilliant (although had hoped they would do more of an encore). Croke Park was not up to this tour's standards though. Not only was HIll 16 closed, but with the stage at the Hill end, and there being a huge gap at the back of the pitch, sitting in the corner, lower tier, I felt somewhat detached from the show (compared to similar seats for Vertigo in 2005). Am going again tonight (GA), so will hopefully be better!
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