Grats the Brisbane tickets varied from $40 (behind the stage but still ok) to approx $400. If they'd been playing another night in Brisbane I'd have happily paid up again I was that impressed, and know of a few people who went Wednesday and then went again Thursday. My darling wife can be hard to please, she likes U2 but it wouldn't have been something she'd have rushed out to see, yet now she rates it the most impressive concert she's enjoyed and would love to go again.
Yes Spudda, the stage and video scree effects were just amazing. How that circular video / tv screen worked as it did through the show was something else, its expansion, then being fully opened out, then lowered, amazing. I was reading somewhere that the 4 band members each put in $40 mil to back this world tour, they build 4 of the "claw" stages, so that they could ship a complete set up in advance of the next country or city while on tour and not be held up. They have two of them in Australia, each one jumping ahead to the next venue so that everything is set up ready to go in advance. They have 38 semi trailers and 500 support crew just for the Australian tour, and I think somethink like 8 jumbos engaged when flying between countries. Bloody amazing.
Yet the thing that struck me watching the show was it was still 4 guys as a rock band doing what they started doing 30 yrs ago, including belting out some of those songs near 30 yrs old. No back up musio's or singers, no techno mixing or crap, just 4 blokes belting out one of the most impressive rock shows.
For those who get to see the Sydney gigs I'm sure you'll be suitably impressed.