Tuesday, 28 July 2009

U2 restore pride in front of 80,000 at Croke Park

With immense amounts of hype, it is very easy to forget that this is a gig.

Former Artane Boys Band member Larry Mullen leads the band onstage and it's a stirring sight. They audaciously begin with four songs from the much maligned No Line on the Horizon album. Breathe is an unexpected and effective opener, although Get On Your Boots is still an underwhelming lead single.

It's little wonder that U2 only play their home town every four years. If this was an annual bash both the band and audience would be completely burnt out from sheer exhaustion and over-exposure.

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