A review of U2's San Jose HP Pavilion concert
U2 must be the only rock band that can :
Bono even hung a cross necklace, he received as a gift from the Pope, on his microphone stand while he sang.
Overall, the concert was magnificent.
Unlike the Anaheim show where my friend said U2 played mostly recent material, the show Saturday night in HP Pavilion had a lot of old hits, like 1985's "Pride," 1992's "One," and 2000's "Beautiful Day." Here's a link to the set list.
The lighting was also beautiful. There were LCD lights that hung like curtains down from the ceiling, showing images of the band, flags, and even a fighter plane. During the encore, there were also chandeliers that came down from the ceiling.
My only disappointment was that I expected a wider age range of fans to come, but the majority were in there 30s and 40s and few brought their kids. I also wished U2 picked a better opener. Kings of Leon weren't that great.