U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Jul
31
1997

Mannheim show - Wet but happy

31 July 1997
Mannheim show - Wet but happy
Mannheim show - Wet but happy. Another car park, in the rain, but no-one cares.

Spent the morning looking at some of the recent press clippings. The reviews from the European shows have been almost unanimous in their over-the-top praise, which is most heartening. Today was show day in Mannheim. Another German car park masquerading as a rock venue. Just a field, actually, with a great view of the stage from the nearby freeway. After a gorgeous day yesterday it rained all day. Despite rain on previous days on the PopMart tour, U2 had not actually played in the rain so far. Tonight it rained for every single moment of the show, start to finish, but it didn't spoil the show. Great show, with another great crowd, brought together in unison by The Edge's rendition of... 'Singing in the Rain'. Of course.

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