55,000 screaming fans at the University of Virginia's Scott Stadium. In their first Charlottesville appearance, U2, on their 360/2009 World Tour, brought a rock show to Charlottesville on a scale that was out of this world. The colossal stage was designed to offer a view from any angle and to bring the audience closer to the music. The gigantic stage has been dubbed The Claw and it worked!
The main set included "Breathe", "Get on Your Boots", "No Line on the Horizon", "Magnificent, Elevation" and many more. The encore included "One", "Amazing Grace", "Moment of Surrender" and other favorites. During "Beautiful Day" Bono honored Thomas Jefferson by quoting from the Declaration of Independence and sang a bit of "The Hands That Built America" at the end of the song.
The entire inn was filled with U2 fans from as far away as Massachusetts. Some arrived early, some at the last minute, all made it to the concert in good time. The October evening was perfectly clear and cool with a full moon. This morning at breakfast all guests reported great vibes from the Irish rockers.