Aug
6
2009
Chorzow, PL (Slaski Stadium)
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Slaski Stadiumwith Snow Patrol
Show Report
Some shows just have something extra going on and tonight in Poland was one of those nights. How could it not be when you hear New Year's Day being in the country which inspired it, all those years ago?

A spine-tingling night right from the start with a huge and passionate audience. If they weren't in red and white - great planning by the fans here again - they were in U2 shirts or in Music Rising shirts or even, dressed like PopTarts. The opening clutch of tracks suggested this was going to be some night but none of us could have predicted the ovation when New Year's Day arrived. What a response

Say it's true, it's true...
And we can break through
Though torn in two
We can be one.


With the flag of Solidarnosc on stage it felt like all the hopes and dreams of this audience were captured in a song.
'Something going on here. There's something going on in this country,' said Bono. 'We could feel it the last time we came. This country is going somewhere very special. Is it faith? Faith in the future. Poland! Europe needs more countries like Poland...'

We sang Happy Birthday to Edge tonight and it felt like everyone was celebrating a birthday. Was it the best show of the tour to date ? Who can tell? If you were here, it probably was.


83  Fan Reviews
Coodlaty - 08 August, 2009
Words fail me...
It was glorious, unforgettable and poetical moment... Thank You U2... Thank You Polish Fans...
sheehan - 08 August, 2009
What a show!
That was the best U2 Show yet! Haven't missed a tour since the Joshua Tree and what a night to remember in Poland! Happy B-day The Edge.
Ostromecki - 08 August, 2009
absolutly beautifull poland
thanks so much. this show was absolutly amazing. i m proud. im ready for next show.
stemo - 08 August, 2009
U2 - The best!
I would like to thank you for your show! My wife and me had a long trip to Chorzow from Budapest, but that was excellent! Thank you! Can we see you in Hungary at next tour?
zookmndPL - 07 August, 2009
Thank you!
Thanks U2 for giving me the greatest moment in my life, the most wonderful night ever. Absolutely magnificent 'New Year's Day', amazing Milky Way! It was beautiful night! Thank you for coming, for giving so much love and emotions! I was crying during 'I still...' - it was kind of magic! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Please, come back soon. I'm waiting. Your music lifts me up every day. Happy birthday The Edge! Thank you for your amazing smile! Anna Omyla
magda_lena78 - 07 August, 2009
a m a s i n g
Thank you for the unforgettable night!Amazing show-I can not imagine it could be better. Hope we meet soon. Once again Happy Birthday The Edge! I LOVE YOU
Qba - 07 August, 2009
Thank You
Thank you for All that you couldn't leave behind. For visiting our country again, for my love I met 4years ago at a train heading to Vertigo. I wanted to thank you for this treasure who was with me yesterday, for your dedication and hard work. I hope you liked it in Poland. Come back soon.
Susanne - 07 August, 2009
U2 lights my life
This show was the best!! and i'm not even Polish!!! this was my third show this tour and the best ever. Great thanks to the Polish fans; You all made ' New Years Day' even more rememberable than it all ready was! I'm glad to've been a part of it. It was really fantastic; very inspiring.
oliiikau2 - 07 August, 2009
HIP HIP HURA U2!! POLAND LOVE YOU!
I love U2. That band is my hope to next day. Every day with U2 is a BEAUTIFUL DAY. Bono, we love You. Stay who you are, don't change. Poland's waiting for You one more time and one more time :) ps. Happy birthday EDGE!
kachnin - 07 August, 2009
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
I´d like to THANK U2 and whole audience for the MOST BEAUTIFUL and MAGNIFICENT time we spent together! It was the first time I saw U2 live and I really won´t forget it! I LOVE U2, you LOVE U2, we LOVE U2!!! And I hope it wasn't just another concert routine for them and that they really enjoyed it, that it were moments of HAPPINESS FOR THEM, not just for us.
- 07 August, 2009
thank you all
thank you all for this unbelievable fantastic wonderful evening!!!!! thank you poland, thank you u2 that i could have been part of this event, of this big party!!!!! you all made me very lucky!!!! :)
Olgitta - 07 August, 2009
THANK YOU
Thank you Guys.. After 20 years I heard you for the first time on the radio I could see you live. Face to face, just "under-stage" zone between you and me. And how great..!! I won't be original if I say amazing, magical, special, etc.. I just want to thank you for being here and being in my life. You have made it complete. With love, Olga
- 07 August, 2009
Not just polish fans
Thank you for yor help,we have made the polish flag together and we appreciate that very much, thank you!!!
Mozart73 - 07 August, 2009
What a night!
15 hours waiting from 6a.m. Golden Circle just in front of the scene. It was my third U2 gig in Poland and it WAS amazing. White and red stadium, happy birthday for The Edge and Stand by My sung with Bono - priceless. Thank you U2 and all the people in the audience.
alicja79 - 07 August, 2009
the best night!!!
It was the best night since the 5th of July 2005!!! Every time i think about it I have shivers down my spine and tears flow to my eyes! Very emotional experience for me! Heartbreaking but in a positive way!! Thanks for it and please be back soon!!! We love you!
kurczekochamwas - 07 August, 2009
Thank You!!!
I couldn't be in Chorzów in 2005, I could be yesterday and it was more that I expected. It was the best night, the best show!!!!! Thank you for all of those emotions I had... it was Magnificent... Thank You for not only music but the message which reminds us how much we People have got to do, how important is our support for the Others... all of those masks... I was deeply touched... I will pray for Birma, Iran and all those People who wants to feel real freedom, I know how it is not to have it.
revolution81 - 07 August, 2009
lovely U2
Thanx for Amazing, magnificent Show , I'm very proud. Hopefully to see U2 as soon as will be posible in Poland ofcourse. It WAS Beautifull day-night, new years day with polish flag, milky-way trick, so good so perfect SHOW!!!! Bono and all of Your Team !!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!! See You soon!!!!!!! All the best Be careful!!! God bless You.
fanpsone - 07 August, 2009
The biggest moment in my whole life...
I'm 23, and I'm proud, that Poland is my country... Show was spectacular....I feel very emotional... Propably the best day in my life...
Ania_Gorol - 07 August, 2009
We will never forget you - U2!
It was magic. You are in our hearts! Thank You!
Blaaneczkaa - 07 August, 2009
AHH !!
Absolutely amazing!! Thank YOu ! ;***
agukwolek - 07 August, 2009
Beautiful Night!!!
It was my 5th gig on this tour but definitely the best! Maybe it's because I am Polish or maybe because the crowd was hungry for u2 like nowhere else! The FLAG made me cry! I was in Chorzow 4 years ago too, but what we did last night was abosulutely incredible! Thank you for giving me GREAT LIFE! :)
Aliola - 07 August, 2009
like a dream
It was like a wonderfull dream but you were a real thing!!thank you so much for these fantastic moments. I can't believe that I've seen you in my city
Mariusz_S_W - 07 August, 2009
Thank you
Tickets was expensive, but it was worth to pay. U2 is one of the very, very small group of bands that treat fans very seriously and they do everything on the highest level of theirs skill. This event in Chorzów (in Chorzów!!, not in Katowice) was everything: moving, energizing, fun, dynamical, spontanic professional. Thank you very much. I will remember that until my end, maybe even longer. I hope I can meet you in Poland once again. I wish you all the best, and once again: Happy Birthday Dear Edge!
- 07 August, 2009
Thank you...
... for the greatest show I've ever seen, for the best party I have ever been invited to. :D I was red ;) and I was proud of my contry - thank you for "The New Year's Day". Come back - soon. :)
angiekate - 07 August, 2009
Couldn't be better
It was absolutely amazing evening, we were all as one fans together with the band. I can't wait to see U2 again here in Chorzów.
majkeelpl - 07 August, 2009
I WAS THERE!!
It was magical show! I will never forget that nightt! THANKS TO EVERYONE!!
- 07 August, 2009
Chorzow
It was my second time and it was amaizing again. I can't wait for next concert. Thank you for your music.
and_zwierz - 07 August, 2009
U2 power in Poland
Incredible spectacle, when I saw a polish flag on whole stadium and heard a Bono words:" This country is going somewhere very special. Is it faith? Faith in the future. Poland! Europe needs more countries like Poland" I believe that we can do everything with a faith, hope, love and U2 music. THANK YOU U2
don_arro - 07 August, 2009
Remarkable event
The best show i've ever seen, thanks Guys :D and once more, happy birthday The Edge, Hope to see You soon in Poland :)
Pauria - 07 August, 2009
Poland is the best!!!!
Bono and Team come back here again soon!!!! The greatest gig ever in Poland. :)I'm polish girl and i hope you will REMEMBER US!!! HAPPY B-Day Egde and woooohoooo New Year's Day!!!
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