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Thursday, June 30, 2005

U2 Vertigo Tour: Cardiff - city of blinding lights

"Oh U2 look so beautiful tonight... in the city of blinding lights"

click here to see my photos from the gig

- Time...time...time...time...time
Won't leave me as I am
But time won't take the boy out of this man...

I have shared 13 of my wife's 34 Birthdays to date, but this year's is going to be hard to top...U2 and The Killers at The Millenium Stadium - and man it was an awesome show!!
The Killers are a band that we Adcock's love a lot, and it was great to finally see them strut their stuff in the flesh, but great as they were, they were only the tasty appetisers compared with the pleasure sensory overload that seeing U2 at their best delivered...

- Neon heart, day-glow eyes
A city lit by fireflies
They're advertising in the skies
For people like us

U2 have such a fantastic catalogue of material to call upon for a gig, but this set list was a cracker - check these highlights: Vertigo/ I Will Follow/ New Year's Day/ Beautiful Day/ City Of Blinding Lights/ Miracle Drug/ Sunday Bloody Sunday/ Bullet The Blue Sky/ Pride (In The Name Of Love)/ Zoo Station/ The Fly/ With Or Without You...
- The more you know the less you feel
Some pray for what others steal
Blessings are not just for the ones who kneel... luckily

Apologies to those who got garbled mobile phone calls from the show - some of the moments in that stadium just had to be shared. Massive thanks and love to B&T for such a cool day... I will never forget the lightshow - there are images burnt into my subconcious and I know that I'll always have a special place in my heart for City of Blinding Lights which has some of my favourite U2 lyrics ever... as you might have noticed in this post...

- The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now

I’ve seen you walk unafraid...

click here to see my photos from the gig


rach said...

SO amazing. I want to go again and again and again and again and again.

Glad you had a good time.

Anonymous said...

I saw them in Boston at the Fleet center and they were fantastic.