U2 and a didgeridoo

U2 Brisbane 2006-11-07
U2 and didgeridoo player on stage in Brisbane at the end of their set.

Our man Down Under reports:

“The line up process was well organised with a first in best dressed policy (no fan club priority) . I got there just before midday and secured a position right on the railings of the stage (Adam’s side) The show seemed pretty much the same as what had been done previously but with a few changes here and there. ‘Walk On’ was performed as a full band again, and it showed that it had been a while. It seemed to take a the first verse or so for the band to get it right.

The main noticable difference was the final encore. ‘The Saints are coming’ sounded a little rough but nonetheless a great addition to the set. The show closed with ‘Kite’, which again seemed to take a little bit for the band to get into. The intro went on for a while whilst Bono had a chat to Adam. Then it took off. There was a guy playing a didgeridoo throughout and the ending of the song was quiet magical with Bono flying a kite on the b-stage, then releasing into the air. The Edge’s solo’s were longer and the end was extended.”

Scissor Sisters – S/T

Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters managed to record the one album this year (their self-titled debut) that’s engaged in a savage, knock-down, drag-out fist fight with HTDAAB for the title of My Favorite Album Of 2004. They’re smart, they’re funny, they’re energetic, they take all the great parts from the pop music of the last thirty years and throw in a couple of new ideas of their own. If you’re one of those dour, pop-a-phobic types, you should avoid them, but if you like fun, even a little bit, then now’s the time to open your ears to them — those rumors about them possibly touring with U2 next year still aren’t going away…

Buy the Scissor Sisters album from Amazon: US / UK. (The UK version has very good bonus tracks.)