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U2 California Concert Goes Global

The futility of trying to deliver even a semblance of the biggest musical spectacle ever staged to a home computer is daunting. U2 gets credit for trying - and for delivering it free via YouTubeU2 hit the stage at 12:03 Eastern (12/26) from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. To the credit of the band and the Google owned site, the technical aspects of it defied expectations, at least for those with a good size monitor and good speakers.  But crowd reaction to a set opening string of recent songs made it obvious that U2 still hasn't re-found what fans are really looking for from the band, and response to even the biggest songs made it apparent the band itself would not meet the expectations the staging and the hype about it had created.

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