I know Ken "dear god"ded that Sam's Town vid, but that was from my show and I thought it was great! This could be because I'd been standing for six hours at that point and the crowd was getting a little anxious after the two openers and 50 minutes of the crew fiddling with equipment (glad they wanted things to be perfect, but yeesh, that felt like forever
). And I have to give Brandon and Co. credit for mixing up the set from the previous night's show; sure, there were plenty of popular songs that got replayed, but there was more variety between the two shows than U2 had on subsequent nights of 360 in Anaheim!
It was a great crowd up front where we were and worth the time waiting. We had teenagers through folks in their 50s all crowded in like sardines with everyone singing along merrily. And before we were let into the venue, we met tons of friendly people who all had fun concert stories (one 15-year-old was there with his parents--the three of them flew from Pennsylvania to Vegas just for the show!
It was the boy's birthday and Christmas gift
). The only people I really can't stand are those who hoist their arms in the air and record the. entire. show. on their phones.
Brandon tries very hard and does all kinds of helpful sign language for folks who don't know the words to the verses. I thought he sounded quite good and I got tons of cool pictures. I was surprised they didn't do MAB or Here With Me, though. Maybe in videos the show won't seem as good, but you know how it is when you're there in the moment and everything seems great (Bono and HMTMKMKM on 360 comes to mind).