U2- Vertigo- Paris 12-15

The violent terrorist attack in Paris in November 2015 at an Eagles of Death Metal concert dealt a shocking sucker punch to the residents of one of the world’s truly great cities, postponing a scheduled U2 Paris concert. But the members of U2, the Dublin band born out of similar nihilistic violence masquerading as “religious war”, did not stay away long. Say what you will about Bono & Company’s multiple career encores this far into the twenty-first century, but when we need to pick ourselves up collectively and stand for love and hope, nobody does it better still. Exhibit “A” is this blazing performance of “Vertigo” by U2  at the make-up Paris concert barely three weeks after the carnage. –Redbeard