East Rutherford, USA
Setlist: Breathe, Magnificent, Get On Your Boots, Mysterious Ways, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, She’s The One – Desire, Elevation, Your Blue Room, Beautiful Day – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, No Line On The Horizon, New Year’s Day, Stuck in a Moment, The Unforgettable Fire, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (Redanka Remix), Sunday Bloody Sunday, MLK, Walk On – You’ll Never Walk Alone, One – Amazing Grace, Where the Streets Have No Name, Ultra Violet (Light My Way), With or Without You, Moment of Surrender
Comments: There are rumors of a Bruce Springsteen appearance, but it never happens. Instead, Bono wishes Bruce a happy birthday then starts a cover of ‘She’s The One,’ which morphs into U2’s Desire before finishing again on She’s The One. Bono sings a bit of ‘Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough’ for Quincy Jones, who’s at the show. Bono sings the ‘Hear us coming, Lord’ coda during One, and dedicates it to the late Natasha Richardson. He seems to have audio issues during the show, motioning and calling for changes during New Year’s Day and Walk On. It rains briefly during the show, prompting Bono to ad lib some lyrics during Stuck In A Moment.
Download: U2 – 2009-09-23 – East Rutherford 2009 (1A)
Lineage: Nakamichi 300 cardioids (Busman mod) > Naiant custom battery box and cables > Edirol R-09HR (24/96) > Peak 6.1 (downsample to 16/44.1) > FLAC > xACT (VBR mp3)
Download: U2 – 2009-09-23 – East Rutherford 2009 (1B)
Location: On the Outer Rail, Stage Right/Front, in (Red) Zone 1; gear hung on back of outer rail*; inside the front, right leg of “spider”)
Lineage: CA-11 > Zoom H2 (Lo Gain) > San Disc > PC > Audacity (address Gain/volume issues** and increase volume 6.6 db) > CD Wave Editor > TLH .flac 6 > xACT (VBR mp3)