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"Yes, we are individuals and most of all, no, U2 is not larger than life or greater than God." — Edge




by Aad

ok, let's start:

I got at the arena around 8:45, already a few hundred people were waiting at the gates....
People around me were very nice and we started talking and playing games through the whole day. Around 13:00 I went over to the merchanidse corner to get me one cool t-shirt...(bye the way, when it's 28 C outside....DON´T wear two t/shirts like I did for about 5 minutes until I was boiling...
ok, so finally we were let in, and the running towards the fron area began....I lost a friend of mine directly after rushing in, but luckely I found him again 5 minutes later....I ran towards the left b-stage and ended up right in front of it...with only one person in front of me.....I started chatting with the people around me and had a lot of fun during the shows of the Killers and Kaiser chiefs...One guy gave me his Bono-glasses to wear for a minute so my friend could take a picture...I must say, I look really stupid on that one.
ok....after a looooong wait finally the intro kicked in and the tension was enormous.
Than, like in Brussel, the band walked on to the stage from the back, and the crowd went insane....

The concert:
I had been to the Brussel gig and thought that was FANTASTIC....but, this show was beyond fantastic and could not be compared to anything I had ever experienced....The first vertigo was great, the crowd was into it and it was a good start...next up: I will follow, I hadn't heard this song Live before, but is sounded amazing, and the way in which the crowd responded to the intro was really cool....
The, Electric Co:
The most amazing song of the night...Bono sprayed water around and then walked to the b-stage were I was standing while Edge was just leaving that b-stage...
The next thing I know, Bono is standing right in front of me, people around me go absolutely mad, and Bono is screaming his lungs out...It got to a point were I could only see Bono scream but not even hear him anymore...he was jumping around getting everybody in the stadium jumping up and down and the song seemed to be lasting at least 6 hours....When it was over, Bono walked back to the stage like a drunken Irish man, he walked from side to side like he had just given everything he had...In the mean while taking the camera away from a photographer and taking a picture of the man....
Elevation kicked in, and I tryed to sing along...but all I could bring out was:
ooeeeehh........pffff...pffff...pfff......
I was trying to get some normal breathing pattern again and almost had to sit down for a second..
Well, I'm not gonna discuss every song because that would take about 3 pages.
I still haven't found was magical...the crowd was, again, singing with it's loudest voice....resulting in a totally amazed Bono ripping his earpluges out and conducting the crowd...(he did that several times)
And then, during All I want is you Bono again came towards us and pointed at the girl in front of me....she was really nervous and didn't want to go on stage until her brother lifter her up, and I gave her a little push over the railing...Bono danced with her the whole song, and she seemd to be on a different planet...
After the song, people were coming from everywhere to show her pictures that they took during the song...that was really great, U2 fans are the best...
ok, miracle drug and SYCMIOYO were emotional as always, but touched me more then in Brussels....Bono sang a great version of SYCMIOYO with a bit of opera at the end, chilling..
Well, Love and peace or else blew us away, but nothing less can be expected of that song, Adam and Edge showed up at "my" b-stage, at the end Bono was really hitting that drum HARD!!....He must have had some extra energy....
Running to stand still really got the audience in a good, emotional mood....Bono sang a piece of something at the end, but I can't come up with the name for that song.
ok, I'm gonna stop now...I'm tired...and I will finish my review later..I hope you like it

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