U2 Concert- Houston, TX

U2 Concert- Houston, TX

360 Tour
October 14th, 2009

"Houston, we have no problem." - Bono.

Set list:
Get on Your Boots
Mysterious Ways
Beautiful Day
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Stuck In A Moment

No Line on the Horizon
Your Blue Room

Until The End of the World
Unforgettable Fire
City of Blinding Lights

I'll Go Crazy - Remix
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Walk On

Where The Streets Have No Name


With or Without You
Moment of Surrender


Mitch, Gloria, and I have dinner at Yia Yia Mary's Greek Kitchen
Food was really good, and the parent company used to be a customer of mine when I covered Houston- Pappa's Restaurants

Seats were only about $100 and it was great to see the show a second time, my fifth U2 show. I was much more relaxed and got to sit back and absorb the whole set up more.
I had tons of fun, and as much as I now dislike Houston, Reliant Stadium seemed really first class. Our club level seating had an air conditioned lounge area right behind us with practically no wait for the rest rooms, and very short one for food or the souvenier stands (in Dublin you had to push your way forward for about 30 minutes for a t-shirt). That being said a huge downfall was the parking lot trying to exit the stadium- although we paid $20 for the privilege, it took about an hour before you could start to work your way out- ridiculous.
Also to compare to the Dublin show: much of the crowd didn't seem to know or like the new album; generally less crowd participation- for example the whole stadium sang back several times "Oh you look so beautiful tonight" in Dublin, I don't think they did it once here for City of Blinding Lights.
But again, a fantastic time was had.

Web page for the July 25th show I saw in Dublin
One for the "life resume" and includes video for every song at the show.

U2 website
Chronicle slide show
Sound Check Magazine


Opening act Muse sings Starlight.