U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Sep
24
1997

Sarajevo post-show - I'll be back.

Sarajevo post-show - I'll be back. Sarajevo grows on you -Willie plans to return.

Leaving Sarajevo. One of the oddest things about touring is how attached you can get to a place in such a short space of time. Often you just breeze through a city without seeing much more than the gig, the hotel and anything else visible from the bus window. However, touring is good for getting an overview of a lot of places and a feel for which ones you'd like to come back to. Sarajevo seems like an odd holiday destination, but I'd definitely put it on the list. They have a major film festival in September, so perhaps that would be the go.

We have just a week left on the tour now, with two shows - Greece and Israel - and a good few days off. The crew have headed for Thessaloniki, whilst the band party is basing itself in Crete for the week, being roughly between the two places.

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