Bono and co played the Pyramid Stage last night (June 24)
U2 finally made it to Glastonbury festival last night (June 24) to play a headline slot – and fans have been giving their reactions to the set online.
Bono and the gang played a hit-packed set as rain lashed down on Worthy Farm – but they didn’t have it all their own way. A group of protestors attempting to highlight the band’s tax issues inflated a huge sign that read “U pay tax 2?” – but security guards wrestled them down and deflated the sign.
Glastonbury-goers have been commenting on the set at Facebook.com/nmemagazine. Writing on the music rather than the tax protest, user Anne Salter wrote that the show was “well worth the wait, they were awesome!” The band had to cancel their headline slot last year because of Bono’s back injury.
Some comments were less positive and brought up the tax issue, but user Kate Martin wrote: “Unless you are here at Glasto then fuck off with your negative comments you jealous twats.”
Stacey Milne was a touch more measured, writing: “A league of their own, amazing performance! They have to be respected, yeah Bono can talk some crap but you cannot deny his talent.”
NME.COM is coming live from Glastonbury 2011 this weekend – stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals/glastonbury for news reports, reviews and photos from Worthy Farm. Then head back from Monday for backstage video interviews.