August 10, 2009

U2 Zagreb Review


U2 have conquered Zagreb, Croatia. Unprecedented and original spectacle in Maksimir stadium was thrown by Bono Vox and his good Irish lads of U2. Over 60,000 people sang along with the band for over two hours, including both older hits and songs from the latest album “No Line On The Horizon”.Mario Ćužić-.--.-U2`s The Claw

- Oh beautiful, oh dear, oh sweet liberty – Bono Vox quoted Croatian author Ivan Gundulic to the delight of the sold-out stadium. He thanked everyone for hosting the group in the beautiful country of a thousand islands. So many emotions poured down at this point along the space stage and stadium into “Beautiful Day”.

Take a look at the attached photo gallery: U2 Hold Spectacle Of The Decade In Zagreb.

- This song means many things to many people and now I dedicate it to all of you who have had cold moments break your warm hearts – Bono said announcing “Beautiful Day”.

The singer greeted the audience with many Croatian words and made an effort, learning many words. At one point, the big screen on the stage displayed a souvenir in front of Bono – Zagreb`s Cathedral.

Watch the attached video of U2`s performance: U2 Hold Spectacle Of The Decade In Zagreb.

Proven humanitarian and musician, he could not miss the opportunity to remind his fans of the problems in Africa, Asia and all over the world.

The entire stadium sang “Happy Birthday” for guitar player Edge`s 48 th birthday, while after singing the verse for the second time, Bono opened a bottle of champagne and toasted to his friend (who was born on August 8).Reuters-.--.-

Writer Miljenko Jergovic was in the crowd, watching the concert with his wife, singing and dancing, just like the whole stadium.

- This has to be experienced, heard and seen. A beautiful concert and excellent U2 – Miljenko Jergovic said.

Take a look at the attached photo gallery: U2 Thrill Zagreb`s Sold-Out Stadium.

After the concert, sounds of U2 resounded in the night, while fans continued soaking their throats with beer and singing the band`s greatest hits in many cafes near the stadium.

U2`s set list included: Breathe, No Line On The Horizon, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Beautiful Day, Elevation, One, Until The End Of The World, Stay (Faraway, So Close!), Unknown Caller, The Unforgettable Fire, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride (In The Name Of Love), MLK, Walk On, Where the Streets Have No Name.

Three encore songs were Ultraviolet (Light My Way), With Or Without You and
Moment Of Surrender.

Maksimir Stadium Before U2 Show 1

Maksimir Stadium Before U2 Show 2

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