Howling the women and children
Who run into the arms
U2 rolled into Tampa has one of the hottest summer concert tickets, and then the sky darkened as to say hold on mother nature has a few words for you. A rainbow appeared over the stadium as to say tonight will be magical, spiritual and will take you back to that place in time. Many wondered why dust off Joshua Tree for a tour; was it because of the new album still in the works and not ready for release, was it to stay relevant as core U2 fans had heard many times before. Or was it simply the perfect time to remind us to take care of each other?
The night opened the center stage with “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and ended with “Vertigo” The set list was a roller coaster of visuals and emotions that had fans dancing and with a flip of a switch standing still and staring at the screen filled with images of women, children, hope, and possibility. “Red Hill Mining Town” featured the Salvation Army Band in perfect timing with the performance. Bono had a few words for the politics of America as well as praise. “Thank you for giving us safety for many many many years – this was a promised land for the Irish for years.” – Bono