SHARED CATHARSIS

A fan speaks out on Metafilter, the leading community weblog. Tubes says: Then came the encore, which began with a defiant “New York,” and continued with “One” as the names of 9/11 victims scrolled slowly on a huge projection screen. The crowd stilled, and I looked around at tearful faces & couples holding each other & sobbing. Discussion ensues. Someone calls U2 shallow. The informed snigger quietly.