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A slew of celebs spent Sunday under the stars at Gillette Stadium, watching Bono and the boys play to a packed house. With a bird's eye view from an observation deck set up in front of the soundboard were A-list action man Tom Cruise and wife Katie Holmes, along with actresses Cameron Diaz and Ashley Judd, who was rocking with her husband, handsome race car driver Dario Franchitti. (Cruise and Diaz are in town shooting a big-budget flick, while Judd's hitting the books at Harvard.) Before the show, Bono and the Edge greeted a few folks backstage, including Judd and Franchitti, J. Geils singer Peter Wolf, and former Boston Garden president Larry Moulter. Wolf, we're told, chatted with the Edge about his upcoming solo LP featuring the likes of Merle Haggard and Shelby Lynne. U2's manager Paul McGuinness was wandering about with his son, Max, a graduate student at Harvard. (Also at the show were Oedipus and Carter Alan, both DJs who helped break U2 in Boston back in the day.) After the show Bono and the Edge dropped by Revolution Rock Bar, where VIP guests included Judd, Wolf, members of the Irish band Snow Patrol, and DJ Mateo of the Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Bono mingled for awhile, dropping ducats in the laps of grateful Revolution staffers, before returning to the Four Seasons to get some sleep.

Caption: Bono and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. perform during U2's 360 degree tour stop at Gillette Stadium. (Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe)

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