18 July 2009
'Berlin, Oh Berlin'
It was wet in Berlin today and the umbrellas were out on the stage but in the end they weren't needed for a hot, hot show. 'Berlin, oh Berlin' as Bono sang over With or Without You. (See the new clip on the home page)
Our highlights? (If you were there, add your own reviews at the bottom of the page)
Angel of Harlem in which three young men from the Czech Republic joined U2 on stage, assisting Larry on drums and playing Bono's green Gretsch guitar.
A special introduction for One, which was made in this city nineteen years ago. 'A song we wrote here in this city/ Means a lot to many different people/ The gay community/ Means a lot to lovers..'
Treat to hear an acoustic version of Stay (Far Away So Close), a track originally born in those Berlin sessions but actually written when long-time German friend and director Wim Wenders wanted a song for his film Far Away So Close. (Wim was here tonight too).
Nelson Mandela was 91 today. 'We might sing Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela.' No further encouragement necessary, the entire stadium erupting in a rousing chorus which they probably heard in South Africa.
During Moment of Surrender Bono paid special thanks to the magnificent 360 touring crew and added a tribute to those involved in the tragic accident on the Madonna tour in Marseilles earlier in the week. 'This goes out to the Madonna crew.. and to the good lady as well.'
So there's a few highlights from Berlin, city of Achtung Baby, and here's what the band played tonight. But how was the show for you?
No Line On The Horizon
Get On Your Boots
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Angel of Harlem
City of Blinding LIghts
I'll Go Crazy (Remix)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Pride (In The Name of Love)
Where The Streets Have No Name
With Or Without You
Moment of Surrender