Kentucky, Lexington Elevation – my U2 Concerts A to Z

I chose the Elevation show in Lexington, Kentucky on May 4, 2001 at Rupp Arena as my favorite ‘K‘ U2 concert because I had no other ‘K’ show to choose from. It is not one of my favorite concerts or even one of my favorite Elevation shows. But apparently at the time, I loved this concert in Lexington. Actually I just think all the shows on the Elevation Tour were amazing. Here is what I wrote right after the Lexington Elevation concert:

Best U2 concert ever! I know I write that after each concert, but they get better every time I see them! I flew into Lexington around 11am and was in the GA line by 2pm. Bono came out to the GA line for a few minutes around 4pm and thanked us. Even though I was within the first 150 people in line, I still stood at the tip of the heart. The best place to stand – you can’t convince me otherwise. PJ Harvey opened again. I heard “Kite” and “Stay” for the first time. U2 also played an acoustic version of “Desire,” but they did not play “Gone,” “Staring at the Sun,” “Discotheque” or “Ground Beneath Her Feet.” I touched Bono’s hand once – the first time he leaned into the crowd. And then I patted his shoulder as he ran between the catwalk and us (where security was) – first time for that. I think “Pride” may have been my favorite this time. Bono was much more talkative tonight and much more political. What a night! Best U2 show! Tomorrow on to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby!

9-bono-and-edge-in-kentuckyElevation Lexington 5.4.01 Set List: Elevation, Beautiful Day, Until the End of the World, New Year’s Day, Kite, New York, I Will Follow, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Stuck In a Moment, In A Little While, Desire, Stay, Bad/40, Where the Streets Have No Name, Mysterious Ways, The Fly, Bullet the Blue Sky, With or Without You, Pride, One, Walk On.

This is part of my Blogging from A to Z Challenge about ‘My U2 Concerts A to Z.’ Thanks for stopping by. Please come back tomorrow as I write about my favorite ‘L’ U2 show.

About Deena 'DeenasDays' Dietrich (342 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 100) U2 shows I have been to since ZooTv and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports with Elvis, U2, Grizzlies, Broncos, LMP, NKOTB, Orioles. Please connect with me @DeenasDays on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at

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