U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Sep
13
2010

'Postcard Perfect'

1
13 September 2010
'Postcard Perfect'
Travel Day.  Zurich to Lugano.

I woke up in Zurich to a fine clear blue-sky morning, as if last night€™s deluge had all been a dream.  Once again I am heading €˜off-piste€™ today as a friend of mine from San Francisco is over to visit his daughter who is at college in Lugano, down in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. I had planned on heading to Munich today (it's where the next U2 show is so, what the hell, why not go along?) but having a day to spare I decided to accompany my pal down to Lugano for the night. 

We took a train through insanely picturesque mountain villages, rolling green mountain slopes, cows with bells round their necks, the whole bit, until we got to the little town of Lugano, situated on the shore of the coincidentally named Lake Lugano.  It's all very beautiful and postcard perfect, though I thought it strange to note that whilst there isn't a scrap of litter to be seen and all the trains run perfectly on time, there is an enormous amount of graffiti sprayed on the walls of the narrow streets of the old town, that no-one seems at all bothered about.  Art, or accident?

The lake was there, so it seemed rude not to take a boat out.  This we did and floated out into the crystal blue stillness, all the while me wondering quite how I managed to score such a result on a day off.  All this and a fine Italian dinner later - I wonder what everybody else on the 360 tour is doing tonight?  And how long I'll get away with making my own tour up?  If you happen to run into anyone from the U2360 tour, please don€™t let on that I€™m having such a good time.

Related Topics

COMMENTS

1
mina40
25 September, 2010
LUGANO!!!!!
Hi so happy YOU were in Lugano and you liked it. Anytime you want to come back, we'll be happy to be your tourist guides! Marina (and Oscar) Lugano
Newer comments    1 - 1 of 1    Older comments

Current News

16 Apr, 2013
We've got winners in our #U2FTGU competition.
12
11 Mar, 2013
Photos and clips 'from the ground up' arriving every day. Love your work...
24
18 Feb, 2013
Ever made anything From The Ground Up? (See what we did there?) Check out our latest competition.
11
29 Jan, 2013
Those five bonus downloads when you subscribe to U2.com? All you need to know.
17
18 Dec, 2012
It opens with Breathe and closes with "40" - but what are the other thirteen tracks on Edge's Picks?
96
15 Nov, 2012
Fifteen tracks selected by The Edge... but what are they?
108
14 Nov, 2012
'From The Ground Up' is the inside story of U2360° and in this exclusive extract we go backstage with Adam.
9
27 Jun, 2012
Saturday marks three years since U2360 took off - we're hosting 'U22 Day' to celebrate.
61

Current News

08 Dec, 2014
Additional dates confirmed in New York, Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin and Paris.
08 Dec, 2014
11 Films of Innocence airing for 24 hours ... plus 12th, special to U2.com subscribers.
6
08 Dec, 2014
Tickets for the U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour on general sale this morning.
03 Dec, 2014
On the road in 2015, playing indoor arenas for the first time in a decade. Cities, dates, tickets, presales.
183
02 Dec, 2014
U2 Minus 1 hosted some pretty special guests to mark World AIDS Day.
17
01 Dec, 2014
Friends step in to save U2’s surprise World AIDS Day (RED) performance...
34
27 Nov, 2014
Live From the MTV EMA in Glasgow. Every Breaking Wave.
31
25 Nov, 2014
Rare live set from 1980, now on double vinyl and digitally remastered. Introducing our 2014/15 subscription offer.