Overall, the U2 performance was awesome. In terms of impressiveness of stage design, it is the best that I have ever seen. It sounds like I have been to a lot of concerts, right? Well not as a much as some people. Overall, from what I have read “the Claw” is a one of a kind sort of thing. And I might hazard to guess, that it cannot be topped easily. The lights were amazing!
The band did a great job making use of the space. It seemed that all members except for Larry Mullen Jr. (the drummer) were out and about, likely using some sort of wireless mechanism to keep with the tunes. To me most of the music seemed good. The music is still growing on me. The lyrics even more so (they are vague, but so deep at the same time).
U2 and the Black Eyed Peas practicing and an Irish guy doing a sound check really made it the pre-concert scene intense.
I not a stage designer by any means, so I really cannot comment too much about it. The only thing that I can think of to top this show is to have Bono wear white, and have something like Microvisions’ PicoP projector give him different outfits. See: http://www.microvision.com/pico_projector_displays/. They did laser projection I think, but it was not as complicated as conceivably possible. At least as far as my engineering training tells me.
The Black Eyed Peas also performed as special guests. I remember liking their songs, "I've Gotta Feeling" and "Where is the Love", so it was a treat to see them live. After researching the B.E.P, I discovered that Fergie was part of them. I had heard of Fergie awhile back around the time she was a guest on John Garabedian’s Open House Party. So it was interesting to be able to put a name with a face.