If there’s anything that can be said about U2 being on Letterman all this week, it’s that you can tell the guys are having fun being there (and that the feeling is mutual from Letterman.) It wasn’t more apparent than last night when Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam did the Top Ten List, which was “Top 10 Things U2 Has Learned Over the Years.” It was a seriously funny list which included The Edge’s admission that he does in fact “suck at Guitar Hero,” not to mention an accidental (or was it?) jab at Sting. The guys in U2 take a lot of flack for coming off as aloof (Bono especially), but last night’s bit showed they could deliver a joke and take one at their expense.
But it’s not Adam’s comic timing we’ve all been tuning in for, it’s to check out which song off No Line on the Horizon they’ll be playing. After the one-two knockout punch of “Breathe” and “Magnificent” on Monday and Tuesday, last night they went with the good, but not great, “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight.” It was a standard U2 performance, but still one that with the wave of Bono’s hand got the crowd immediately to their feet. I get the impression they are saving up for the end of the week to leave us with something really special. TOP TEN: A- PERFORMANCE: B-
What did you think PopWatchers? Was last night’s performance your least favorite so far this week? Did the Top Ten make you laugh? What do you hope they’ll play tonight and Friday?