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Five things about U2's massive first night at the Forum
Five things about U2's massive first night at the Forum

The Irish mega-rock band U2 opened five nights at the Forum on Tuesday with a set that drew from throughout its 30-plus years as a band. The Times will have a full review of their heavy debut later in the morning, but until then, five quick observations. 1. The Forum is oval shaped, which usually relegates many of the cheap seats to binocular views. But U2 made great use of the space, and did so in a way that felt inclusive to nearly every fan in the house. Though the main stage was still at one end of the oval, an extended catwalk connected it to a smaller stage at the opposite end. The setup allowed all four to move among the length of the arena and connect with a huge swath of...

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