Photos: U2 Rocks Giants Stadium

Bono and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. of U2 perform at Giants Stadium near New York City, September 23, 2009.
Wes Orshoski

<p>A photographic look at the first of U2's two massive Giants Stadium gigs Springsteen covers, tens of thousands of fans, and all.</p>

U2's massive 360° Tour touched down in the New York City area Wednesday (Sept. 23) for the first sold-out show of a two-night stand at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The band's timing for playing the venue known for marathon gigs by Jersey boy Bruce Springsteen could not have been more ideal: the U2 show fell on the Boss' 60th birthday. Bono and the boys acknowledged the occasion by covering Springsteen's "She's The One." Other highlights of the 24-song set included U2 classics "New Year's Day," "Sunday Bloody Sunday," "One" and "With Or Without You," along with tunes like "Get On Your Boots" and "Magnificent" from 2009 album "No Line On The Horizon." But enough with words... U2 rocked 80,000 fans, see the photographic evidence for yourself:

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photos by Wes Orshoski