|U2 - Innocence + Experience Tour Leg 1: North America |
2015-05-23: US Airways Center, Phoenix - Arizona
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2015-05-24 - Were we at the same show? submitted by Bruce Leeser
Frame of reference - I have seen at least two shows in every tour since 1987, and as many as five of the 360 tour.back
My son and I were on the floor for both PHX shows while my wife and daughter were in the lower level seats. While we all enjoyed Friday night's show - we all love the SOI songs - we all thought the sound quality was below average as was the crowd. I did not hear many people singing along with the new songs, you could have heard a pin drop when Bono tried to get the crowd to sing the final verses to Iris and I even had to ask a couple to stop talking during Breaking Wave and we were standing about 10 feet from Bono.
Saturday night's show - to my entire family - was better in every way compared to Friday. The floor was packed for one, and everyone around me was singing along with SOI material. The entire arena was rocking from the moment Bono set foot on the satellite stage. I looked around during Invisible at the people in the lower level and could not believe how many people were singing along to a song that received zero airplay.
The sound quality on Saturday was perfect IMO as well as my very picky wife's, who was in the Red Zone. I thought the band showed sincere emotion during the show, especially Bono whose ear to ear smiles at times were great to see.
The only thing I could even begin to complain about was the Red Zone areas. Who came up with this arrangement? For $350, it was a total ripoff.
Still, I and the other 8 people in our party (all veterans of previous tours) were unanimous in declaring Saturday night's show as top notch.
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