My best friend, Cindy, and I arrived in Las Vegas the morning of the U2 show on November 4, 2005. We checked into Ballys and then had pizza at New York New York, who has phenomenal pizza by the way. We walked over to MGM to check out the GA line situation, even though I had a seat for the show. We gambled at Boardwalk Casino, shopped at the Venetian and Alladin and then had dinner at Café Lux.
I walked up to the MGM Grand Arena and took my seat behind the stage. It’s where I like to sit when I don’t have GA, so I can see Larry – plus it’s really close to the stage. Damien Marley opened – not very exciting even though he is Bob Marley’s son. There was an Elvis impersonator on the floor section, so during “Love and Peace or Else,” Bono tried to sing it like Elvis. Then Bono sang “Can’t Help Falling in Love” after “One.” U2 played one of my all-time favorites “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses!” It was a really good show. I was up for over 22 hours and then only slept for four hours before getting up and doing it all over again.
Vertigo Vegas1 11.4.05 Set List: City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, Elevation, The Electric Co. – Send in the Clowns, The Ocean, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – In a Little While, Beautiful Day, Miracle Drug, Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own, Stuck In a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of, Love and Peace or Else, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bullet the Blue Sky, Miss Sarajevo, Pride, Where the Streets Have No Name, One – Can’t Help Falling In Love, Walk On (acoustic), Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, With or Without You, All Because of You, Yahweh, 40