31 July 2009
Breathe in Gothenburg
Seemed like everyone had got the message to go white tonight, a carpet of flags stretching right across the floor of the Ullevi Stadium and up to the highest seats. As it was dark when the band came out and Larry struck the opening notes of 'Breathe', it made for the most dramatic opening of the show yet.
Stand-out moment for us was going in to Walk On when Bono noticed a big sign in the audience and asked what it said. Turned out to be a quote from Aung San Suu Kyi, 'Fear is a habit - I am not afraid.' Everyone was with the Burmese leader tonight. 'Pull out your masks as we become her, all of these masks, one face...'
Another memorable moment was when the lights came on for With or Without You and when they went off for One. 'Let's bring out your phones and try a little magic act which has become a tradition in this band - turn out the lights and turn this into the milky way.'
What were your favourite moments in the show ? Add them below, here's the set-list to remind you of a great first night in Sweden.
No Line On The Horizon
Get On Your Boots
Until The End of the World
Stuck In A Moment (You Can't Get Out Of)
City of Blinding Lights
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Remix)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Pride (In The Name of Love)
Where The Streets Have No Name
With Or Without You
Moment of Surrender