I have seen U2 on a number of occasions over the years. But this week U2 was the best I have ever seen. Making things even better; my best-man, Allen, and his wife, Kendra, flew in from Kentucky just so we could all go together. I am a blessed man to have a best-man in Allen Stephens.
Bono said a couple of things I am still thinking about today.
He shouted out to the crowd, “Take me to church.” Implying that when the crowd would start singing along with Amazing Grace that we would all be “in church” or “be church.”
He also said, “We are into intimacy on a grand scale. Intimacy is the new punk rock.”
What do you think? Certainly there is no traditional definition of Church (or church) where Bono is correct. But, I am curious, especially if you have seen U2 live, was that concert in any way connected to church? (You can comment on “intimacy is the new punk rock” for bonus points.)
Here is the set list from the concert.
Get on Your Boots
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Stuck In A Moment
No Line on the Horizon
In A Little While
Until The End of the World
City of Blinding Lights
I’ll Go Crazy – Remix
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Where The Streets Have No Name
Ultraviolet, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender