U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Feb
05
1998

Buenos Aires show - Mothers of the disappeared

05 February 1998
Buenos Aires show - Mothers of the disappeared
Buenos Aires show - Mothers of the disappeared. Moving moments as women who've lost children to past military regimes take to the stage.

Buenos Aires, opening night. At the very end of the show, the band were joined on stage by "Los Madres de Placa de Mayo". The women who have lost children to the country's past military regimes. They are a group who, despite the granting of an amnesty for Argentina's war criminals, continue to campaign that those who tortured and murdered their offspring be brought to justice. Bono spoke an introduction about every country having its 'ghosts' and the need to find a way to face them and lay them to rest, then the band played "Mothers Of The Disappeared" for the first and only time since the Rattle & Hum shoot in Arizona over ten years ago. The Mothers came on stage, doing their circling walk back and forth, and the result was about the most moving thing I've ever seen on a rock stage. It was one of those ideas that on really could have gone either way, but the obvious empathy of the audience toward these women made it an unforgettable moment. They were practically silent for the whole song, then began jumping up and down chanting, "EL QUE NO SALTAR , ES MILITAR" ('if you don't jump, you're military'), being an anti army slogan. The whole place was jumping in support of the Mothers, and continued to do so even as we drove out of the stadium when the gig was over.

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