On this night we witnessed something special - nothing that hadn’t been done to this song before but rather the beautiful way that even with the 360° beast in full flight soaring to its ultimate destination the band and their amazing production team can still change course and work outside of the rehearsed version of things.
From the circle we saw and heard Bono's instructions and I understood his intention immediately. He'd selected his siren positioned her opposite on the bridge in-front of The Edge then made his way to Adam’s bridge. Not completely down with what he wanted she began to move and through the music she was able to hear him "stay there, you stay there". Bono was opposite, reaching out for her and between lyrics calling to the engine room for ramming speed “bridges, c’mon, bridges”. In the final seconds of the song the bridges began to come together and the symbolism complete.
He had Piloted the show like a Starship Captain.
We the audience, breathless and euphoric in the knowledge we'd seen the conception of another U2 masterpiece in the flesh.