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"We're a lot tougher than we were when we had an open face to the world. I don't have as many flowers in my hair, but I am still moved when I sing with this band." — Bono

by Izak Burger

U2 ended their PopMart tour with the best concert of the tour, of that I'm sure! I saw the show in Cape Town, and if that is what a standard show is like, the Johannesburg show was in a totally different league.

The crowd seemed to be a bit sleepy, with Bono not getting the participation he hoped for, but U2 made up for whatever the crowd lacked.

In his speech before I still have not found, Bono thanked us, the crew, he thanked U2 for letting him be in their band and he a also thanked God.

Where the streets have no name, was done at its ultimate best, with Bono shouting at the end over and over again - "I can die now!"

When the lemon opened it was full of balloons and streamers with the band all drinking champagne - what a sight!

And then of course there was the final song, something which I will never forget. At the end of One, I waited for MLK or Can't help falling in love to start, but then Edge started playing a beautiful sequence on the guitar, at first I did not know what it was because I was not expecting it at all, but when Bono started with the first verse I realised that they were actually playing "40." It was a sight I will never forget, with Adam and Larry standing on the front of the stage, Bono singing and Edge playing!

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