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.
"Shaving your head does not mean you're a rebel. The mythology of 'live-fast-and-die-young' sickens me."
- Bono, 1989
did you know
The Picture of Dorian Grey mentioned in the song 'The Ocean' is a novel by Oscar Wilde, the Irish author who has been a huge influence on Bono's lyrics. In referring to it, Bono mocks his own vanity in thinking a rock star can change the world.