That chubby swede (sleepy) wrote,
That chubby swede

U2 @ Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden

I went down to Halmstad to hook up with some friends last wednesday, slept in a tent and went to Gothenburg the following afternoon. We arrived early thursday evening at Maria's place in Majorna. Spent a few hours at Liseberg amusement park before making our way to Ullevi stadium.

Soundtrack of Our Lives went on stage first, my opinion about their performance at a half full stadium; they sucked. Why? Too loud and too much.
Later Razorlight entered the stage and they sucked too; Too loud. During these performances were the only times I had to use ear plugs due to the sound level.

When U2 entered the stage... I were in some sort of daze, finally... 8 years since the last time... the same place; Ullevi.
U2 delivered... and delivered... and the crowd sang, Bono did duets with a 58000 people audience. At a point Bono asked the crew to cut the light and every one to lit their cellphones... wow... the stadium lit up like a christmas tree... later a message appeared on the two large screens, a suggestion to send SMS for the poor in africa -- they later scrolled some names across the 600 square meter screen that were the backdrop of the stage.

The most memorable moments were Party Girl and when Bono sang Miss Sarajevo, in opera style... in italian. Wow.

The funniest moment was when Bono counted in for Vertigo at the end... Ett, Två, Tre, Fjorton (One, Two, Three, Fourteen) in Swedish... and when Bono said that the Swedish people already had understood the message -- help the poor.

The track list;
I Will Follow
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
Miss Sarajevo
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets have No Name

Zoo Station
The Fly
With or Without You

All Because of You
Party Girl

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