U2’s concert in Paris wasn’t about fun and frolic. U2 played their set in Paris on Sunday, but the mood was sombre and the music had a tinge of heartbreak and longing. CTV reported that the band added a heartfelt memoir for the victims of the Paris attacks on November 13th and the fourteen people who were killed in a mass shooting in California last week.
U2 is known for writing music that touches the souls of their listeners and this time they moved many people to tears with their musical set from the concert on Sunday. The stage in the arena had a screen on which the names of the victims were projected, so everybody could remember them and mourn for them. The screen was placed in the East side of the arena, just to remind the people that the place of the carnage was not far from the arena where the concert was being held. Bono dramatically wrapped himself in the French flag for the encore when he sang French singer, Jacques Brel’s “Ne me quitte pas,” which roughly translates to “Don’t leave me.”
It is notable that U2 were one of the bands scheduled to play in Paris on Nov. 13 when tragedy struck. The band were one of the first to extend their sympathies for those dead in Paris. It is good to know that U2 rescheduled their concert for Paris. The people there must be in so much pain. We hope that the music brought them respite and peace. And we hope that U2 and other bands like them continue to sing for people through all seasons of life, sorrow included.
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