Gee, we don’t know what more to say about Toronto 4 than what our editor-in-chief had to say. Yes, U2 played “Discotheque.” (Audio/video
to come soon now available.) We think we liked Willie’s light show for the song more than we liked the musical performance. (Oops, did we say that aloud?) Pretty, colorful disco balls displayed across the curtain lights as Bono sang a snippet of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Relax.” Très eighties!
Once again, Daniel Lanois performed “One” with U2 for their final Vertigo show in Toronto. We suspect that the band might like him or something.
Later in the show, Bono proved our suspicions about Lanois correct by giving special thanks to the Canadian producer for his musical guidance through the years.
Hmm, what else is there to say about Toronto 4? U2 brought an American on stage: Mr. Eddie Vedder from a lil band called Pearl Jam to sing “Old Man River.” (See video link below.)
It would have been more entertaining to hear Vedder add his vocals to a U2 song, but we won’t complain.
Odds and ends: “All Because of You” and “Fast Cars” were filmed again. We suspect that it may be for a video to promote the European release of “All Because of You.”
Interscope Records founder Jimmy Iovine attended the show, coming into the ellipse to watch Dashboard Confessional’s opening set. He probably stuck around for the main set too.
(Photos: U2log.com // Video: U2wanderer.org)