Wide Awake in London

15 Aug 2009101

Another special night and the band mixed up the set list again. Hard to single out any particular moments but as someone says below, 'To see 88,000 people lose themselves in music is a sight you don't forget in a hurry.'
And enjoyed this comment: 'Ultraviolet wins in this tour- it's got real panache- a laser jacket, a rope swing mic, lower lighting, and Bono's voice seems to sound better now singing it than he did on Achtung. Hats off. Oh and that 'Streets' song ;)".

Keep sending us your reviews. What did it feel like to be at the show tonight? Surprises? Shocks? Unforgettable moments you'll never surrender? Here's what they played."

No Line On The Horizon
Get On Your Boots
Beautiful Day
Until The End of the World
New Year's Day
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Unknown Caller
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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Claw-ring back
3 attempts and 6 years to get tickets and what a venue to see U2 for the first time... Wasn't overly impressed with the expensive stage though; thought the claws might have extended, thus allowing those of us at the back to see the guys close up and I also think that the millions spent could have gone to some, if not all, of Bono's causes. Glad the political stuff was kept to a minimum too, and with humour at least...some of us go to gigs to hear the music after-all! Did experience a few flat moments on the night but, the atmosphere of the crowd singing along and the many phones lighting up the stadium were awesome. They didn't have me on my feet from start to finish like Bryan Adams in 1996, but U2 have made my top five so a job well done!
Weather Girls
In the pit
Unbelievable. My bro and I arrived early and we unexpectedly got ushered into the pit. Mindblowingly close and right in front of Edge's backline. Unforgettable Fire - unexpected and totally brilliant. (Bad) - wow. The band was on fire - I hope they still get the same buzz being in one space surrounded by 90k singing, hollering fans. The whole show was fantastic, but the heroes - Joe O and the Clair guys - Simply. The Best. Stadium. Audio. Ever. I went and listened from halfway up the stadium for Blinding Lights. The sound had aamazing weight and clarity, and real U2 personality. It was even good in the pit - how do they do it?
I enjoyed so much:) It was amazing show! I will never forget it. I can't wait going for the next one.. I met a family who helped me to get to Wembley cos I did not know how to find the easiest way. And I would like to thank them, they were from Ashford in Kent I think. Thanks a lot!
Neil Peachey
Wembley Friday 14th
Interested in people's coments, Looks like I went on the wrong night, Friday show was great and I had a fantastic time but let down by the poor sound, I first saw U2 at wembley on there Joshua Tree tour, the stage was simple and the clarity of the sound was amazing you could hear every word that bono sang, It would be nice to go back to that cause lets face it we all go to sing the songs don't we.
A Dream come true
Two 17 year old girls 10 years ago sat on a mattress listening to their first U2 CD. To this day one of them for sure carries each song in her heart wherever she goes - they give her something to hang on to, to sing to, something to believe in, something to share when others around her are feeling low. And the London show was a dream come true. I will never forget the swarms, the goosebums of excitements, the longing for that 'WALK ON'!! THANK YOU U2!! You have given hope and can teach so many lessons to every generation.
Barcelona 30 june
i was in barcelona in u2s concert i will never forget that night.
where's the rack?
was at the wembley show (friday). loved the claw, the atmosphere - the great congregation sing to 'still have'nt found'. the sound was a bit echoey - but did'nt ruin the vibe one question - what has the edge done with with his 'icon' rack of effects..? has he gone digital? please let us in...any chance of a video clip with edge and dallas on it?
Best night of my life
The concert was amazing, magnificent, breath-taking and any other superlative you can think of. It was the best night of my entire life! I've been waiting for the moment I'll see U2 live for 9 years, and it was worth the wait. They give the best show on earth, and in space for that matter, because The Claw seems minutes away from taking off and climbing into the sky in dazzling lights and sound. (: Top moment: All of the concert. (: But really, Until The End of the World, New Year's Day, Stay,The Unforgetball Fire, Bad, With Or Without You and the best part of the night, and the best 3:50 minutes of my life - One.
The dream came true
A dream of my life came true that night. Real U2, real music, real people! Thanks to Wembley and the peolple for the unforgettable atmosphere of freedom and safety, thanks to U2 for the divine music! Thanks for the really live sound, which seemed to be going under my skin. The sounds were so vivid, they went inside of we and next morning they woke me up, playing tunes in my head! I even felt some kind of music intoxication the morning after the show. And thnks for STAY (as if played specially for me). And the live version of THE MOMENTS OF SURRENDER was a master piece...
Atmosphere was MIGHTY, dont like saying it cause I'm a PADDY but enjoyed it more than Croke park...BEST GIG EVER AT, hope to make it to America..THANKS WEMBLEY, THANKS DAVE, PAUL, LAWERANCE, ADAM...
The Greatest Show On Earth.
Wembley Stadium 15th August Wow! what a night what a show,this was with out doubt the greatest concert to be staged at the new Wembley Stadium so far.The stage set was outstanding i was in the circle and i have never been so close to the band before it was as if i was part of the show as Bono ,The Edge, Adam and Larry moved around the stage they played the full 360 stage it was awesome,and the set list could not have been better a wonderful choice of songs a great atmosphere the band were up for it tonight the crowd was vocal and i hope this night was filmed for future dvd release otherwise this night will be lost for ever but what a record of a concert that will be a classic for years to come if it was captured for dvd. please please i hope this will be !!!!!
Wembley 14th August
The best ever!!!!!!!! New years day Oh My God!!!!!!!! Thanks U2 for a great night.
wembley 14th august
ohhhhhhh whata night of pure sound from u2 the greatest rock band in the world in the best venue in london (wembley stadium) what more could i say about this group pure class cannot wait another god knows how many years to go and see them again a night to remember as its my 3rd time of seeing them and many more to come in the future keep it up guys you are tops i lov you xx
Stood on the pitch a few yards from the outer stage, what a feeling! Beautiful night at Wembley, it felt like the guys gave full throttle... Get On Your Boots really got the thunder going, New Years Day made the troops sway, Still Haven't Found awoke the singing crowds and Unknown Caller really had a special rhytm this night. The rest was just brilliant, brilliantly sequenced between rhytm change, classics and newer stuff. Really great performance, in my view much better than Gothenburg, Sweden two weeks earlier. Stay on Your boots U2!!
Thank You
three days later...i still cannot believe i was the part of this!!! new songs- brilliant lyrics and music(i cry everytime i hear 'Moment Of Surrender'), stage- awesome, show- magnificent. my dream came true. Thank You Guys!!!
KP Shaun
Blown away again!
I went to croke park a few weeks ago and was blown away! But Wembley was just on another level! Lad's thanks for the best night ever! Shaun
Wembley 15th
Seen U2 loads of times now and their shows just get better. Even got to see the first ever show in fort laudadale of the All That You Cant Leave Behind show. Unreal gig and amazing set and atmosphere. First time I ever heard them play MLK live so that was unreal. Ulraviolet was class but the version of I know I'll go crazy was out this world, totally different for what I and others were expecting. I tell people if your not that keen on their music then just go to take in the mind blowing show it's self. ROLL ON SHEFFEILD THURSDAY NIGHT WHEN I GET TO ENJOY IT ALL OVER AGAIN! Scraty Kid & Lucy From Wolverhampton.
Best show ever!
I`ll never forget 88.000 people singing "I still haven't found what i'm looking for". It just drove me crazy!
Bono and the boys outshine the brightest star in the galaxy! Just Magnificent. They just have that magical factor.
was just great!, and the show .......even better :@)
WEMBLEY 15/08/2009
Sat on level 5 we couldn't hear what either the Hour or Glasvegas were singing about. All we could hear was the bass and drums. Thank god the sound was sorted out before U2 took to the stage! A great set of songs & an awesomestage to play them on. Bad was a big surprise :-)
Another unforgettable night... Perfect!!!
Wembley 1st Gig ever
Were in GA - wot a fantastic night - Go Crazy is my fave just love the dance mix of this - awesome - can't wait for Cardiff
So Glad For Bad
so great to see Bad back in the set... Can we ever see One Tree Hill???
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU I could stop my tears coming out when everyone was singing the song in the darkness and the only light was the flashing from the mobile phones and cameras. The best moment when Bono stopped singing to listen to the voices of 88000 people singing the song and suddenly they turned on the lights of the stadium and i saw all the people with hands up singing the song, that was AWESOME, HILARIOUS, SPECTACULAR...
So near yet so far...
Flew in from Dublin to see the gig as missed the Croker leg of tour. Have been at every U2 tour in various venues since 1985 and have to say, this was a big disappointment. Song list great, a bit disjointed but mainly the sound left a lot to be desired. Couldn’t hear Bono most songs, he appeared to be out of sync with band especially latter part of gig, n what was the problem with his ear piece? I moved to the back of the stadium and the sound at least was a little better, "BAD" didn’t sound too 'Bad' from back there. Dont think Wembley gives a great sound and perhaps too many and too loud a speaker setup. So lads, smaller venues next tour where you will sound so much better!!! There is a great place in Dublin called the Olympia......
WOW !!
I doubt I will ever see a better show than Saturday, I felt privileged to be there. I know I will always look back at August 15 as one of the greatest nights of my life !!
Wembley 2 was awsome. U2 had fun to, we all saw it. Bono running after the Edge, security staff running after Bono....... Thanks thanks thanks
been following the tour online and really cannot wait til tuesday, taking my 12yr old son along with 2 close friends. two hearts would just make my beautiful day absolutely magnificent!!
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