I was at that show, it was my first live U2 Experience - the seat I had was WAY RIGHT and the only way I could see the band (watching that big screen gets tiresome and it's NOT what you paid for) was to stand. But you are right, I remember seeing the Fun Loving Criminals open, then Howie B's mix.
Hi fellow Popmartian :-) I got a cab to the venue, it was a nice summer late afternoon but I got a little nippy as the sun went down waiting for the show to start. I remember when it pulled up and I walked the road, cars arriving with fans playing U2 loud with their windows down.
Not only was it my first U2 concert but my first stadium rock concert. I discovered U2 through the Pop album which I already owned, up until Pop I hadn't paid them any real attention. I then bought Zooropa and loved that too.
I was sat way at the back, so although I could see the screen and stage head on, it was almost as far away as you could get.
I was lucky, i had no idea they were performing in Philly till I saw an advert in an elevator where i was staying , someone selling their tickets on for face value. The rest is history.
Thanks for posting !