I took my wife to her first U2 concert yesterday. (Confession: Our last concert together was Bon Jovi – filled with 40 year old women in jeans and bandannas – someone gave us free tickets). U2 rocked the house.
I find there’s a phenomenal number of Christians who love U2. My excuse is I was tracking with them long before I encountered Jesus. Sometimes I feel like it’s Christians/Pastors way of holding on to one tiny thread of relevance. My hey-i’m-still-cool card is radiohead, but I’m still stuck on their old stuff and I’m sure there’s a trendier band out there right now.
On the flip-side a more cynical side of me thinks Bono’s aware of his Christian fan-club and laces songs with spirituality just to continue courting the church crowd. Or maybe it really is reflective of his faith journey. Either way they do have some brilliant songs.
What’s it like for 60,000 strangers to be singing amazing grace together in the centre of our city? Bono, his holiness led the crowd and we all gave in. I think someone in the 500 level captured this one. It leads into ‘where the streets have no name’ which is sonically one of my favorites.