Mar
2
2006
Buenos Aires, AR (River Plate Stadium)
2
River Plate Stadium
Show Report
Mothers of the Disappeared is in the set tonight and Edge is on the charango for a moving finale to the South American tour. Here's the highlights and what they played.

The second show in Buenos Aires, again being filmed in 3D, was, if anything, even stronger than the night before, opening in a haze of blue and white Argentine flags which, before you knew it, had been transformed into a dazzling spectacle of Latin American flags for Streets.

'Dr. Martin Luther Kings dream is not just an American dream,' rapped Bono.
'Not just a European dream
It's a Latin American dream
I want to wake up in the dream
A dream for Peru
For Mexico
For Brazil
For Chile
For Argentina
Argentina
Argentina...'

The entire city seemed to be joining in on every word all night,  the universal language of rock'n'roll. During The Fly Bono slipped in some 'Can't Get No Satisfaction' in homage to the Rolling Stones who were here just a little while back but everyone was pretty satisfied tonight, as illustrated in the U2.Com diary of show designer Willie Williams.  overseeing both a live TV shoot and the 3D cameras: 'We were blessed with a beautiful night and a great performance, so the footage couldn't be better.  I was in the control room again with Allen Branton our TV lighting guru who sat before one pile of video monitors showing what the 3D cameras were seeing, plus another showing what the Argentine live broadcast cameras were seeing.  The two versions of the show could not have looked more different, to the point where it was hard to believe that these were two views of the same show, happening outside the window. Most remarkably of all, both looked great....'

And it was an incredibly emotional climax when Edge took up the charango for an acoustic version of Mothers of the Disappeared,  dedicated to Madres de Plaza de Mayo (the Argentinian Mothers of the Disappeared) who the band first met in this city on the PopMart tour.  'The most beautiful 
mothers in the world..' as Bono called them.

With Edge in the starring role until the heartbeat fades out, we are left with the singing and clapping of  an audience for whom this song has such emotional power. Here's what they played.

City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Elevation  
Until The End of the World
New Year's Day
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Beautiful Day
The First Time
Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own
Love and Peace
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky 
Miss Sarajevo
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets have no Name
One

Zoo Station
The Fly
Mysterious Ways
With or Without You
Mothers of the Disappeared

Original of the Species
All I Want is You
2  Fan Reviews
jgomez - 02 August, 2010
Something more...
How was the show? Great. Best track? Most memorable moments? May be "Where the street..." with the latin american flags falling to the stage, or "Miss Sarajevo" with Bono as an opera singer, or the special lyrics for Argentina in "Beatiful day", or the real comparision between Argentina and Ireland before "One". Incredible...
jgomez - 01 August, 2010
Unforgettable.. in 3D
I'll never forget that show. After waiting for years. I born in 1968 and I'm a fan of U2 since the early '80s, but I could see a U2's show in South America in 1998, during the Pop Mart Tour (for me, the first time in Sao Paulo, and 2 times in Buenos Aires, my city). Pop Mart was amazing. But the Vertigo Tour's show was special, magical, unforgettable. Then, realizing that the band took a large part of these shows in Buenos Aires for U23D, was a wonderful gift for fans in Argentina. Thank you very much for that!. And I hope you return to Argentina in all the tours!
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