Originally posted by germcevoy:If we’re doing this then Dublin 2017. The first leg of the tour ignited absolutely nothing within me and seeing this show did nothing to enhance that. But..... I had stacks of craic in Amsterdam a week later so.....
I know that even an average U2 concert is still better than many other bands best shows
Originally posted by Sydney_MIke:[..]
That's an important disclaimer for a thread like this. When I think of some of the worst gigs I've ever seen, they are still a long way behind my least favourite U2 gig.
My least favourite at the time was Zoo-TV Sydney. Now you've all seen it and raved about it but I can recall walking out of the show feeling strongly underwhelmed by the set list and the technology. With hindsight it was a blistering start packed with AB songs but at the time much of the material was still relatively new and unfamiliar; particularly the four from Zooropa - although I now appreciate how lucky I was to hear DGPFYCC and Lemon. There was also three cover songs in a 24 track set list that finished on a melancholy note with Can't Help Falling In Love.
While the video screens look great on TV, it was difficult to see them from a side angle and there had been much hype about the use of technology. Finally, the audio in the stadium was awful - it bounced around and echoed so much that it was difficult to enjoy the sound.
So this one has probably increased its rating with the passage of time, but it remains the one I left most disappointed with when the house lights went up.