I had GA last night, what a great show! I saw a few shows on this tour and last night was a special one. Arrived at 1:30 and got #87! The venue was really organized, I appreciated the wristbands which allowed us to return at 5:30. Great staff! We were able to stay in the casino mall all afternoon, such a welcome change from the Newark and MSG heat. The venue was small, so the catwalk was shortened to fit and the arena felt cozy. There were waiters that brought us drinks and vendors selling tour programs on the floor so you didn’t necessarily have to leave. R cups sold the usual drink tumblers but they also sold wine in clear short tour wine glasses, for the same $3 rental price. Made fun souvenirs. I plan to raise my glass when I watch the European tour on periscope.
Overall, the crowd seemed like there were more casual fans. I met mainly locals who this was their only show of the tour. Many were surprised to hear I was there from the NW. During songs like Gloria, few folks in my corner near the front we’re bouncing. People seemed to really enjoy it, but generally were more subdued. When the band was on the E stage so many people moved down there that there was tons of open floor space in the front/middle and even bits of open rail. I thought the floor seemed a lot less crowded than usual, which was odd since so many people weren’t able to get their hands on GA tickets. It made for a very friendly, relaxed GA experience. Overall, a great crowd.
It was special watching the crew and band seeming to be so happy and enjoying their last night in N America together. The crew who are usually all business were smiling more, chatting with each other a bit, and taking photos with their phones at the end. There was just a lot of joy all around.
Thanks to all who periscoped, audio streamed, posted pics and reviews, and to the hard working Mods. Thanks U2 crew, Adam, Edge, Larry and Bono. What a ride! Europe.....tag! You’re up next!!