U2 Between the Bridges

November 22, 2004

Some obscure band from Ireland played a little free show in Empire State Park at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge this afternoon. Apparently they have some new album out, which a couple of people have heard about.

I posted some blurry photos from my phone while waiting on line and at the show: Line, U2 TV, Still in line, Anticipation, Vertigo, Sometimes.

There is no doubt that U2 owns the title of "biggest rock band in the world." Despite a long queue, tall people blocking the view and mediocre sound, this ~45 minute set was great and the location is spectacular.

All Because of You
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make it on Your Own
City of Blinding Lights
Original of the Species
She's a Mystery to Me
Beautiful Day
I Will Follow
Out of Control

(Yes, Vertigo twice.)

The new songs from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb bring less rock than lead single "Vertigo," but "City of Blinding Lights" and "Sometimes You Can't Make it on Your Own" are the two new songs that stood out.

This will be on MTV at some point and also probably used as footage for the "All Because of You." There will also be many photos from the thousands of cameras and cameraphones wielded by manic U2 fans.


On Saturday, U2 played Saturday Night Live with at least 50% more rock than usual and continued to play after the broadcast ended (U2log: One More?). Look for that on your friendly local p2p network soon...

Posted by Andrew Raff at November 22, 2004 06:39 PM
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Incidentally, I hate you.

Posted by: New Blue Shoe on November 23, 2004 02:11 PM