U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Sep
11
1997

Lisbon show - Waves of joy.

11 September 1997
Lisbon show - Waves of joy.
Lisbon show - Waves of joy. Fantastic rowd, so Willie joins them to soak up the atmosphere.

Lisbon showday. Audiences in this part of the world are notoriously rowdy, so this run of great gigs continues unabated. This stadium - the Alvalade - has been refurbished somewhat since U2's last visit. Its a large, enclosed bowl-like structure with wonderful acoustics, which enhance the already deafening singing of the audience. Such a great feeling to hear an audience like this - you feel like you're surfing on the waves of joy that they produce. Mid-show I was overcome by a desire to be out amongst it all, so made my way up to the back row, the top of the highest bleacher seats in the whole place. It was such a fun journey - not easy to make fast progress, but being surrounded by such a jubilant pack of people you weren't bothered about getting anywhere in a hurry, it was enough to just soak it up. I managed to soak up a good deal of other things too - beer, sweat and probably more besides - but crowds like this are what its all about. Such a high.

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