POPMART Leg 4: 1998, South America

Jun
16
2009

'Most Important Day So Far'

16 June 2009
'Most Important Day So Far'
Barcelona. Production build.

Bono and Edge arrived this evening, which would put this into the category of 'easily the most important day so far.' And... they loved it. I'd asked Bono (by text) to walk into the stadium and go straight to his mic position, to experience the wide open feeling on stage. This he did (after looking up at the structure with that now familiar look of shock-and-awe of first-time viewers) and it was clear he had got it in one. 'Its invisibility is what is so remarkable,' he said, which is so true. When you're at floor level, you really feel like there's nothing there, it's all way up high.

Edge on the other hand, leapt from his vehicle and immediately went to the very top of the stadium, completely circumnavigating the building. He was clearly very excited and that became very infectious. I was delighted of course, as usually it takes a little while for them to settle into their new home but this felt extremely natural. That's 50% - we get the other 50% tomorrow.

Related Topics

Latest Willie's Diary

31 Jul, 2011
'I’ve loved it. Just loved it.' Homeward bound Willie grateful for an 'extraordinary tour'.
40
18 Jul, 2011
'I'd agreed to see the Alexander McQueen show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.' Day off in New York City for Willie.
1
15 Jul, 2011
'It was a beautiful night and I enjoyed  strolling, people-watching, window shopping.' Willie has a day off in New York.
06 Jul, 2011
'The booths, the counter, the old boy on the stool with his gruff greeting...' Willie discovers a special food establishment.
2
05 Jul, 2011
'Soldier Field is a great-looking stadium and sits right in the centre of the city.' Willie in Chicago.
3
  • First
  • < Previous
  • 1
  • Next >
  • Last