Posted by finelinebob on September 16, 2006, at 23:33:09
Been listening to U2 on random shuffle (he said "random" hehe hehehe) and this song popped up. I saw U2 in Detroit touring in support for "The Unforgettable Fire". For their final song in their oncore, they played an extended version of "40" and had the whole audience singing "how long to sing this song". And one at a time, they'd leave the stage. Bono first, then the Edge, then Adam Clayton. Larry Mullen eventually stopped playing and just sat there as they audience kept singing that refrain over and over. After a few minutes, he stood up from his kit and left. The stadium lights came up, about 60% of the audience left, and about 40% of the audience stayed and kept singing.
That, other than rowing, has been the greatest sense of synchronicity I have ever had the pleasure and fortune to experience.