Here’s U2’s Powerful ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’ 2002 Super Bowl Performance Dedicated 9/11 Victims
It’s hard to remember where the United States was at as a nation in February of 2002. The public was still reeling from the 9/11 attacks, and getting its bearings in a new world where terrorism was a clear and present threat. The U.S. needed strength and inspiration and at that year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, U2 delivered. It was without a doubt one of the game’s great performances.
The band sang their classic “Where the Streets Have No Name” as the names of the victims scrolled on a massive screen behind them. (It starts at about the 4:35 mark in the video above.)
The ensuing years have not robbed the moment of any of its original power. If you get a few minute this afternoon, it’s still a stirring watch and a powerful reminder of unity.