Muse was also incredible: I’ve seen some great bands open for U2 in the past, including Primus and PJ Harvey. Muse were as good – but seemed more ready to do their own stadium (or at least arena) shows.
A final note: the NJ Transit system made me embarrassed to be from our great state. I took the shuttle from NYC to the stadium – it took me 2 hours and 15 minutes, and I missed the beginning of Muse’s set. And I heard taking the train back was even worse. Everyone involved in convincing people to take the train should be ashamed of themselves. Of course, the alternative was driving, and it costs $25 to park. I heard a rumor that it will be $40 for Bruce Springsteen’s concerts.