I have no clear favorite... for 2 of the 3 tours. Sadly I couldn't make E+I but the 2 tours I did see ended up were both great in their own way.
I+E for my first ever U2 shows and JT... pretty self explanatory.
Ei was a 9/10 : great concept, great execution, near perfect setlist by the time it got to Dublin/Berlin
iE was a 8.5/10 : great concept, very well executed, however the setlist did have a couple of staples I am no fan of - Bullet and Desire/Angel of Harlem
TJT30 was a 5/10 : a cashgrab concept that pulled itself into weird shapes to feel relevant, and felt like a tour motivated by money rather than any artistic reason. It was great to see songs like Exit and One Tree Hill reappear, BUT it was a nostalgia, "Look How Great We Were" type feel after the euphoria of the show. Like brilliant but hollow sex with an ex you haven't seen for 30 years and has aged pretty well.
"I don't think I've ever come home from a tour the same person I left, so there is always a moment where the people you come home to wonder if you're going to get on with them. Or if they even want you in the house."
- Bono, 1990
did you know
The photograph on the Songs of Innocence album cover was shot a year in advance as an experiment and Larry didn't think he'd see it again.