No surprise here. Our friend Chrystal, of local You Tell Concerts fame, hit up last week’s U2 show at Vanderbilt Stadium. The result is perhaps the most earnest crowd-sourced, post-show analysis in YTC history, as a number of seemingly sober — but not somber — 2-Heads give their two cents on the show. Interspersed between tearful testimonials and the occasional inevitable mispronunciation of Bono as “Beau-Know,” is some moment-capturing, bird’s eye performance footage.
Don’t see yourself in this video? Then you might have an easier time picking yourself out of the human haystack captured for the “fancam” series on U2’s official site. At each show on the current (and final) leg of the band’s 360 tour, a remarkably detailed interactive panoramic photo is taken of the crowd from the stage. You can literally zoom in to get a clear view of every face occupying every seat in the house. If you were there, think of it as starring in your own installment of Where’s Waldo? You can even tag yourself.
In other U2 news, it was recently reported that after the 360 Tour wraps up — which it does in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada on July 30 — the band intends to sell each of the three “Claws” (their identical, traveling 29,000-square-foot stages) for purposes of, as tour director Craig Evans told Billboard, “turning them into full interior pavilions and amphitheaters. They're something you can put up on a waterfront and become an instant skyline icon.”
Hey, isn’t Nashville looking to build something like that downtown, on the waterfront? Food for thought.