is a little personal review:
arrived to the venue around 16.30, and the doors opened
at 17.00. The weather was perfect, sunny and around
20 degrees. Perfect! Two bands had supportslots: Paddy
Casey and Razorlight. Razorlight was alright, but they
are not arena rockers. I think I could enjoy their music
in a dark, small club.
was a perfect start. You've waited for this moment for
years, so it's great to start with a rocker. I Will
Follow was great, but I would personally prefer
An Cat Dubh. Didn't matter too much, because
the next song was Electric Co! Edge had some
problems with his rig. Poor Dallas Schoo! This problem
certainly made the band a bit nervous, but it never
became a big deal. I noticed Bono put in a few lines
in a song (paraphrase: Dallas is taking it too far).
I love that song, and it sounds better than ever. Elevation
was great of course. Edge really gets to show off his
rocking skills (foot rocking the pedal). I LOVE New
don't remember when, but Bono made a little speach about
Edge. It was something about Edge coming back from the
future to make everything alright again. "I believe
in ... The Edge!". He was probably referring to
the rig problem. The problem just made one more appearance
during the start of Streets.
Day rocked. Bono surprised the crowd with a snippet
from A-ha's The Sun Always Shines on TV. Of course it
is a nod to the controversy around whether Bono had
"stolen" the melody from the song (the touch
me part). Bollocks of couse. I still haven't found
was beautiful and a song I will never grow tired of.
Bono danced with a girl during All I Want is You.
Beautiful song and my sister's favourite I think.
Drug was fantastic. He started the song with a little
speech about medicine, and I also remember the screen
which showed a heart pulse. Miracle Drug and SYCMOYO
are my favourite songs off the new record and they were
both too good for words.
after that was awesome, but particularly Bullet and
Miss Sarajevo stood out. Bullet might be my favourite
song ever. I knew they had played Miss Sarajevo in Amsterdam,
so it wasn't a surprise in itself. The big surprise
was how incredibly good it was. If anyone has doubts
on Bono's voice these days they should listen to those
few seconds of Bonorotti magic!
it didn't stop there of course. Zoo Station was
legendary. I never got to see the Zoo Tour, and that
is a pain that never goes away... but it helped a lot
to see Zoo Station :) Please, start selling that Zoo
TV DVD soon! And then the brilliand The Fly.
I was really looking forward to hearing his Variax Acoustic
rocking out, and it - needless to say - didn't disappoint.
second Vertigo started with Bono yelling in Norwegian
"ein, to, tre... fjaarten". I think Bono was
even more energetic than during the first. Unbelievable.
I remember the last time they played in Norway, Popmart
'97. It was a fantastic show, with a very different
feel and look. In my opinion the Vertigo show was a
bit better. It just has a much better balance, setlist
and energy. It's actually the best concert ever played
in Norway IMO. All the newspapers I found gave it 6/6.