U2 Take Manhattan

I’m hearing U2’s free Brooklyn concert has been moved to 4:30. So you’ll have to tell your boss your “doctor’s appointment” took longer than expected.

The rockers are now driving around midtown on a flatbed truck, presumably en route to DUMBO. Bono is singing “We are the band in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood, in your neighborhoooood” and mugging for cameras.

Here are some cameraphone grabs from their Times Square pitstop around 1:30. Photos by Monica Lee/Stereogum.




UPDATE: Stereogum correspondent Vertigo Thighs provides live U2 concert updates via text message.

02:52 Crazy ass line to get in
03:47 They crossed Old Manhattan Bridge on the flatbed and said “We’re coming!”
04:03 Very soon
04:39 Opened with “Vertigo”
04:49 “Miracle Drug”
04:54 I e-mailed you a really bad cell phone picture

04:55 This next boring ass song is dedicated to his dad Bob
05:07 Zzzzzz
05:09 Next is “Original Of The Species.” Crowd cheers and Bono asks how we know this shit
05:12 Bono is now playing the guitar … Look out world!
05:16 I think Fred Armisen just walked by
05:18 “Beautiful Day”
05:23 And to finish it off, “I Will Follow.”

Thanks Mikey!

For those living under a rock, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb drops tomorrow.

Related links via Gothamist:

  • Better photos of U2 Stuck On A Truck That They Can’t Get Off Of here.
  • Great Brooklyn Vegan concert photos here.
  • Videos and MP3s of U2’s performance on Saturday Night Live here.

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