20 July 2011, U2 360° Tour, Meadowlands Stadium

Last night’s concert at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey was the seventh leg of the 360° Tour. Almost 20 years later, the band is still fresh and entertaining.

The last time Bhavna and I attended a U2 concert were on 18 March 1992 at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey on the first leg of the Zoo Tour. She was working in New Jersey, and I had just been accepted into graduate school at the University of Michigan. It was our "we're not dating, but I'll miss you" tour.

Tonight’s concert at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey is the seventh leg of the 360° Tour. Almost 20 years later, the band is still fresh and entertaining.

Bhavna wife likes the band. I love them. To me, this is “God’s favourite rock band.” (I don't think this is hyperbole).

Another talented band from New York, Interpol, opened for U2. I used the SoundHound iPhone app to find out what songs they played and of course, bought and downloaded an album instantly.

When the band came out — I’m talking about U2 now — Bono sang to the highest mountains, The Edge reminded me of what guitar heaven must be like, Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton made me want to be Irish. Yes, “God’s favourite rock band”, indeed.

The venue restricted the use of any "professional”1 camera, so I left my Nikon at home. This photograph was taken with Camera+ for iPhone 4.


  1. The phrase "professional camera" is meaningless. I think the security person meant "any camera with a zoom lens that could take a photo in a dark stadium". 

Author: Khürt Williams

I work in application security architecture and I live in Montgomery Township, New Jersey with my wife Bhavna. I am passionate about photography. Expect to find writing on cybersecurity, tropical aquariums, terrariums, hiking, craft breweries, and bird photography.

2 thoughts on “20 July 2011, U2 360° Tour, Meadowlands Stadium”

  1. Sounds like you liked the show.  My only small grip is ending the concert with the song "Moment of Surrender" because it's a slow one and takes some of the energy out of the show.  I loved it though and will have tickets for the next show....for sure.

    1. Hi Tony. Wow! You drove up from Maryland for U2?! Dedicated fan! It would have been nice to meet you in person. My wife and I had a blast. We left
      after the second song in the encore. I'm at work today and feeling old and tired. 🙂

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