POPMART Leg 1: 1997, North America

Aug
20
1997

Hanover show - German connection

20 August 1997
Hanover show - German connection
Hanover show - German connection. Bono reflects on a new emotional connection made with the German audience as they head for Rngland and bacon and eggs.

Show day in Hannover, at the Expo site. We flew in from Nurnburg this afternoon, arrived late at the venue and flew straight on to London after the gig. Consequently, our feet barely touched the ground. Good gig though. Bono said he felt like U2 had connected with the German audience (at all of the German shows on this leg) in a much more emotional way than they ever had before. He seemed very encouraged, and rightly so. There was something of a knees-up on the plane going back to London. The flying lemon was rocking. Much as we've had a good time in continental Europe, there is always an indescribable thrill (and relief) about going back to a country where you speak the language. It was a long journey, as we landed at Luton airport, an hour's drive from London. However, patience was rewarded, as we arrived at the Savoy Hotel to find they had laid on trayfuls of bacon and egg sandwiches. Now you know you're in England.

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