Curve Dominant Posted June 13, 2001 Share Posted June 13, 2001 Just got back from First Union Center, and WOW!!! What a great show! Those guys are still the best (and perhaps the last truly great) rock and roll band on the planet. Everything about it was perfect: the sound, the staging & lighting, the program - they seguéd songs together in really unexpected and cool ways. The arena was packed and exploding with energy. The visuals for "Mysterious Ways" were smashing, baby! Bono treated us all like we were a bunch of old friends showing up for a party, and sang his f*cking heart out, man. No one, NO ONE plays guitar like the Edge - he just screamed and shimmered his rig effortlessly all night, and Larry and Adam chugged away like a freight train as usual. Every song was a sing-along, especially "One" during the last encore. INTENSE! PJ Harvey opened, and she was absolutely dynomite, and I am IN LUV!!! I remember someone here comparing her to Patti Smith, and that is just so way off base it's pathetic. Stylistically, there are some similiarities in the musical execution, but the comparison ends right there. PJ is a much better singer and guitarist, has much more vocal range and talent as a performer and a songwriter, and her sexuality is not clouded by punk/feminist politics the way Smith's was. PJ is an absolutely stunning woman, and her sexuality is completely self-assured and uninhibited, and totally in control. Smith was kinda skanky, but PJ could be a Bond girl. It's fucking scary, man, She looked killer in a black patent-leather microskirt and a see-through shirt. Half-way through the set, she broke off the spike heel of one of her black boots, so she unzipped them and performed the rest of her set barefoot. I have to go take a shower just thinking back on it. Catch this concert if it comes your way - they don't make 'em like this anymore. curvedominant Eric Vincent (ASCAP) www.curvedominant.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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