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U2 At Glastonbury 2011 - Review

By Tim Chester

Posted on 25 Jun 11


U2 at Glastonbury - full gig report and setlist

Who: U2

Where and when: The Pyramid Stage, Friday

Vibe: Variable. The atmosphere soared from excitable to electric (during the likes of 'Where The Streets Have No Name') before diving to rock bottom (during Bono's rendition of 'Jerusalem'). It was a rollercoaster from there on in.

Glastonbury U2

Best bit: The trilogy of classics near the end ('Vertigo', 'Sunday Bloody Sunday', 'Pride (In The Name Of Love)') would be a good starting point, although they weren't exactly selfish with the big numbers. Snippets of Primal Scream, Beyonce and Coldplay were fun too.

Low point: Did we mention 'Jerusalem'? Bono's pouting on camera - broadcast on four giant screens - was a bit iffy too.

Banter: Too much to handle really. Bono referring to himself as Friar Tuck, and harping on about leylines were two memorable points.

Verdict: The kind of headline set you're looking for, from a hits perspective at least. Could have done with a giant lemon or two though. Still, at least the protesters didn't get far.

Rating: 7/10

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