Last night.

3Arena, Dublin

U2 in the first of four Dublin performance of their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour, featuring support for the European Union.

It drives the kids crazy.

Leon Farrell/RollingNews Pic 5 via RTÉ

31 thoughts on “EU2

    1. Jonjo

      They did.

      Along with a load of “We don’t want you to leave”, “Stronger together” guff.

      I’m sure a fair proportion of the crowd had voted for Brexit.

  1. Otis Blue

    That’d be the 2012 Nobel Prize winning European Union. As the judges saw it the “EU and its forerunners have for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe”

    The EU isn’t perfect but that’s a fair assessment.

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      I don’t recall the EU doing much during the Serbian conflict.It was the UN and NATO mostly.
      And it was the EU’s meddling involvement in Ukraine which directly led to that crisis.
      Likewise the EU’s role in ending the violence in NI was non-existent.British and Irish politicians helped by Bill Clinton brought that about.
      This is all rose-tinted spectacles guff.

  2. scottser

    larry mullen only using a 20″ kick drum? he must be getting old so, can’t be bothered carting a 24″ around the place. i know how he feels..

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      No idea what that all means but I’m pretty sure the only thing Larry needs to cart around is his ego.

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        Where is Helen? The bad Helen, not the good Helen. She was at this Bono / tax thing constantly.

  3. Friscondo

    That beanie hat, and his sheer stubborn persistence with it, is now paying dividends for the edge. He’s avoided going down the ageing rocker in a ridiculous wig route, that is ubiquitous now. Bono remains, ridiculous.

  4. Spud

    Nice to see most of the crowd watching the gig with their eyes and not through their phones.
    Obviously an older lot :)

    1. Martco

      +1
      it’s some scourge alrite. that new fangled camera jamming tech can’t come soon enough, it’s a scourge, a pox even.

  5. rotide

    It might have escaped your attention but not only have they been using the flag on screens for about 20 years, it also appeared on the front fping cover of an album. Hardly a new development here. Just added context for it.

    Also, Zoo TV remains the greatest concert experience I’ve been to .

      1. Martco

        ha Bertie!
        try T’Pau at the Spa Hotel, Lucan on for size

        rotide on to something there…Zooropa period was them at their peak, imho anyway

        1. Spaghetti Hoop

          Oh god, the Spa was some joint after the pubs closed. They had to serve chicken and chips to get the late license.

      2. rotide

        Funny you should mention that, Saw them in the goat a few months ago. Astonished they’re still at it.

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