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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Record crowds are expected downtown Wednesday night as tens of thousands of U2 fans pour into Baltimore.

Kelly McPherson reports.

Many fans arrived 24 hours before the big show.  The sidewalk outside the stadium looks a lot like a campground with fans sleeping overnight.

“We got to Baltimore last night around 8, got here, signed in and then we got here this morning around 4:30,” said one man.

“They’re musical geniuses.  They’re awesome,” said one fan.

The U2 360 Tour stopped in Baltimore to play before a crowd of 80,000.

“It’s an experience that will never be forgotten,” said another.

The highest-grossing tour in history, the show is expected to tour anywhere between $5 and $10 million to Baltimore’s economy.

“The stage is immense.  There’s nothing else like it,” said another.

“If this breaks the record, it’s a great thing for Baltimore and a great thing for Maryland,” said one fan.

“I don’t know any other band that has made album after album,” said one fan, “and they’re still played on radio stations now.”

This tour has lasted for two years and has grossed more than $558 million.

Comments (5)
  1. ysp1971 says:

    Amazing.. 80,000 people in Baltimore and no one got shot or stabbed.. same report for other ciies.


  2. Darlene Moll says:

    The U2 concert was a let down. The light show was awesome but Bono needs a tune-up he was a big disappointment. My husband loves U2 and was very unhappy witht the performance.

  3. joe ecko says:

    no one got shot because we where all white people there if it would of been a black event there would of been gun fights rapes and evrything else

  4. joe ecko says:

    look what do want darlene bono is 87 years old now his voice is going to be out of whack

  5. PAUL E. MICELLI says:


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