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U2!!! by Spursfan on 16 June 2005 9:03am
Well, today I am definately on planet U2 with its moons Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam!!!

Went to see them last night at the City of Manchester Stadium (great venue). It was one of the best U2 concerts I've been to - they were in great form!!

As would be expected Bono talked about Live8, and at what point asked everyone to turn on their mobiles and hold them aloft as a sort of show of solidarity against world poverty. Don't know about that, but they looked really pretty, all the little lights which were surprisingly bright!!

I won't go into details of the concert (I could!! Oh how I could lol!!) but it was fantastic!

Re: U2!!! by beccles on 16 June 2005 9:29am
Sounds like you had a good time! Wish I'd been there:(
Re: U2!!! by finnguy on 16 June 2005 10:05am
Aw, Anne. I'm jealous!

Local reports here said that U2 were keen to play here in the summer. However, the Olympic Stadium (the only suitable venue in Helsinki for a gig of that magnitude) is currently being prepared for the World Athletics Championships which will take place here in August. While I'm excited about the athletics being held here, it is bittersweet in that they're probably the main reason why U2 aren't coming this time round.

I've only seen U2 live once - Botanic Gardens, Belfast, August 1997. It was kind of a special concert in that it was arranged at the last minute - they had been due to play Lansdowne Road in Dublin but some residents complained about the noise and permission for the concert was revoked. The good people of Belfast shouted in a united voice "We'll take you!" and thus one of the finest nights Belfast has ever seen took place. Needless to say the crowd went wild when Bono proclaimed: "Thanks for taking us in when our own city wouldn't have us."

Good days.
Re: U2!!! by Spursfan on 16 June 2005 10:21am
Typical Bono, eh! That's one of the reasons we love him!

My sympathy at not having U2 with (or without) you (lol) this tour - hopefully next time?

I hope so!

Re: U2!!! by finnguy on 16 June 2005 10:35am
Yes, Bono's quite the charmer. Could be why he's such a hit with all the politicians etc.

P.S. Coming from Northern Ireland, I struggle a lot with my identity - am I British? am I Irish? - it gets complicated. But when it comes to U2 I'm definitely Irish!!! (Daniel O'Donnell? Then I'm British.)
Re: U2!!! by suzulu on 16 June 2005 10:47am
The concert sounded great, Anne - you lucky thing!!
Re: U2!!! by Spursfan on 16 June 2005 10:50am
Yes - I could bore for England on the subject!!

Now if only there was an olympic category.....!

Re: U2!!! by harvey123 on 16 June 2005 5:10pm
BONO *Nicola Drools*
Re: U2!!! by bsh1878 on 16 June 2005 5:13pm
jammy, never seen them live
Re: U2!!! by Spursfan on 17 June 2005 11:45am
For all those as fanatical as me about U2, here is the playlist for Wednesday 15th June 2005, Manchester City Stadium:

I will Follow
Cry/Electric Co
New Year's Day
Beautiful Day
Still Haven't Found
All I want is You
City of Blinding Lights
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own
Love and Peace
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet the Blue Sky
Running to Stand Still
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets Have No Name
Zoo Station
The Fly
With or Without You

I'm still on planet U2 - listening to Unforgettable Fire at present!!

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