2009-09-12 - Chicago, Illinois - Soldier Field


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songs per album

  1. No Line On The Horizon (7)
  2. All That You Can't Leave Behind (4)
  3. The Unforgettable Fire (4)
  4. The Joshua Tree (3)
  5. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2)
  6. Achtung Baby (2)
  7. War (1)

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show attendees: 118

27 users from Illinois:
ChcgMat, Commrandr, GrtflDave, Illini17, Lemon269, Namaste1516, Release3, WTSHNN, ZooTV8, berm, bpdred, brightonpark, cheeks, chicagomark, danesgirl, dreamoutloudU2, dtdein, gromit876, jasonengel, kevfly, lschicky, molang7, podaababy, spartacus070, stateless, u2shamrock, u2shula

11 from Michigan:
Blue_Room, RedSoxU2, barnaby508, bonobaybee, brianlouwers, chuckver, jdoyle84, lorenzoodone, lovesu2, mike7man, theedge1020

10 from Minnesota:
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9 from Ohio:
CMARTU2, GodPartII, IrishGirl, ReclinerMan, Shula8205, bonoinakilt, homerj281, jd45177, pcrusink

7 from Indiana:
KWolf_13, McHoosier, U2faninfortwayne, bono778, jdorp, jenrumil75, mbrown8767

6 from Canada:
EdgeFest, NorthernSoul, RAFS, bonoedgey, jennagirl, p8ru2

6 from Wisconsin:
DManson, FlowerOfFire, JimBlair, achtungvon, izzybeth, strittin

3 from Virginia: Diephouse, Hoosier2012, jusmitchell
3 from South Carolina: bonohero, coastalchants, jasvan
3 from Missouri: Trick10, mpadawer, mtell1
3 from Kentucky: alreadygone, mvanzant, thejob
2 from Pennsylvania: dchamberlin, zoopiglet
2 from Florida: TDarby719, evnicolas
2 from Mexico: coach, smsmx
2 from United Kingdom: allywilsonn, andyuk36
2 from Ireland: kennyu272, sunmachine
2 from Iowa: cth71, u2emlinney
1 from France: bp0105
1 from Italy: leone510
1 from Alabama: y2eric
1 from Argentina: samrock
1 from Alaska: Continental
1 from Australia: sonia_lastrega
1 from Colorado: whoopiecat
1 from Nebraska: bryanjones
1 from Texas: digitize
1 from California: hoserama
1 from New York: majsmith
1 from Costa Rica: diegovalerio
1 from Massachusetts: tbornot2b
1 from Guatemala: melvin502
1 from Tennessee: dieselroxbury

review by bpt3

7 months ago


This was my first U2 show ever, so of course I will say they played fantastically.


It's definitely good enough to relive having been there live, but not as good as other bootlegs from this tour.
Recording: Audience microphone - 4 stars


From where my wife and I were right on the outside of the catwalk in GA facing the stage, the sound from the audience was fantastic. Met some cool people who went crazy with me when The Unforgettable Fire began, when Bad got pulled out, and when Bono jumped the octave in the second verse of Ultraviolet!


From getting in line at 6am to the end of Moment of Surrender, I'll never forget this first show. Bono ended the evening saying "What an opening night." Highlights included Breathe, Irish Boy snippet into Beautiful Day, Unforgettable Fire, Bad, and Ultraviolet. The opening sequence leading up to and including Breathe was just spectacular. I really wish they would've kept this song around longer. Bad was a great surprise, even including the glitch with Edge's delay at the beginning. And Ultraviolet still might be my favorite performance of a song in any of the 5 shows I've seen since. The laser jacket, the song performance itself, the encore intensity, just all so good.

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Audience microphone

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: prof_peabody (Audio Taper)
  • Equipment: Edirol R-09HR (Audio recording device), DPA4023 (Microphone), Aerco MP2 (Pre-amp)
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Audience microphone

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  • Credits: ademotte (Audio Taper)
  • Equipment: Edirol R-09 (Audio recording device), Adobe Audition (Sound Editor), Audio-Technica AT899 (Microphone), Magix Audio Cleaning Lab (Sound Editor)
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  1. U2 in Chicago
  2. Your Blue Stage
  3. Stage Daylight
  4. Adam on stage in Chicago
  5. Larry Mullen, Jr. 9/12 Chicago
  6. Bono, Edge, Adam,
  7. Adam and Bono in smoke. 9/12 Chicago
  8. Personal Fav. Bono and Edge, Sunday Bloody Sunday. 9/12 Chicago
  9. Sunday Bloody Sunday. 9/12 Chicago
  10. The Rhythm Section. 9/12 Chicago
  11. The whole band. 9/12 Chicago