Spectacular platforms, light shows and a state-of-the-art projection system: the Sphere is a true technological achievement. With 1.2 million LED lights, 15,000 square meters of screens and 160,000 speakers, the concert experience is completely immersive. “It’s a spiritual event, like going to church. You’re in the presence of 18,000 people and you hear them singing in unison. It was profound,” says a bright-eyed Rowen Brooks. This U2 fan traveled from Chicago to see the band perform at this extraordinary venue.
Described as “the future of entertainment” and “the largest spherical structure in the world,” it cost approximately $2.2 billion to build. An investment that paid off given the spectators’ reactions. “Absolutely iconic. There are really no words to describe what we just experienced. At some point, I think everyone in attendance was speechless as they looked around. “This place is probably one of the best in the world,” says Elissa Yeager, who flew in directly from Michigan. To attend a concert.
U2, which opened for it, will perform there until the end of the year in residency. You’ll have to break the bank to see this scene with your own eyes. Average price to pay for a venue: $400.