Sep
3
2010
Athens, GR (Olympic Stadium)
157
Olympic Stadiumwith Snow Patrol
Show Report



This is the stadium where the 2004 Olympic Games were held and if the times have changed since those heady days for this country, the venue was packed to the rafters tonight, with the Greek audience generating as much noise as any on the tour to date.

Bono acknowledge that there have been tough financial times here lately before adding, 'Greece is a great country because of the Greeks... Ireland is a great country because of the Irish..'

The place was illuminated like fireworks night during One, not just with phones held high but an ocean of glow-sticks. Looked like someone even set off a flare in the inner circle. The excitement was tangible.

'Incredible people,' announced Bono at the end of a breathtaking performance of 'Streets. 'Incredible place'

Hold Me Thrill Me is back in tonight and by the time we get to With Or Without You, the audience have decided they can sing the song on their own. 'Wow!' exclaims Bono.' We won't forget this'

If you were there, sounds like it was a night that you won't forget either. Add in your own review and upload your photos below. Tell us what moment tonight you will never surrender, what you found in Athens that you never knew you were looking for.

157  Fan Reviews
Philis - 02 December, 2012
Oh,U2!!!
I am such an IDIOT!!! I can't believe I missed this!!! Some friends of mine were there and the told me they had the time of their lives!!! I will never forgive myself or my parents for making me miss this!!! And for all the fans who were at the concert,I have to say only one thing,YOU ARE SO LUCKY!!!!!!
Marios20 - 20 January, 2012
Great night
I know I 'll go crazy...
Toto1973 - 25 August, 2011
memories of one year......
unbelievable concert
Marios20 - 31 July, 2011
One of the best times of my life
This is reality... I love you, guys... Thank you for this experience... I will not forget it... I wait for the DVD: "U2 Live in Athens"...
karkalos314 - 25 November, 2010
Just WOW...!!!
Frenzy...!!! I think that the Greek crowd really enjoyed U2.. and U2 really enjoyed the Greek crowd!!!
mary155 - 20 November, 2010
Crazy about U2
An incredible show! The best moment was when 90.000 fans were singing a capella a part of "With or without you". I think that this was the best way to show our love and to say "thank you" for an unforgettable night...Two and a half months later i still remeber the magic moments...
alexandra_g - 30 September, 2010
Magnificent
Magnicent show....i can't live with or without you.....it was a beautiful day......we were waiting for you long years ado...I hope i 'll have tha chance to see you again, very soon i hope....kisses Alexandra
Naddoush - 20 September, 2010
ADORE YOU!
I went to their concerts in Washington DC, in Phoenix, and now in Athens. My highlights were Moments of Surrender and Go Crazy Remix. But the greatest moment I'm looking forward to is next June in Anaheim, CA, standing in Red Zone. I wish they can go to Beirut, Lebanon! Thousands of fans are waiting for them there. Greatest and most inspirational band ever!!!
Naddoush - 20 September, 2010
ADORE YOU!
I went to their concerts in Washington DC, in Phoenix, and now in Athens. My highlights were Moments of Surrender and Go Crazy Remix. But the greatest moment I'm looking forward to is next June in Anaheim, CA, standing in Red Zone. I wish they can go to Beirut, Lebanon! Thousands of fans are waiting for them there. Greatest and most inspirational band ever!!!
Christakis - 16 September, 2010
4 u2;p
athens 2010 was even better than the concert at paris on 11th of july 2009!!
Christakis - 16 September, 2010
MAGNIFICENT!!!
IT WAS WORTH ONCE AGAIN TRAVELLING AS A FAMILY FOR THE U2!!! THE RED ZONE WAS MAGNIFICENT WATCHING THE 4 GUYS AT THE CLOSEST RANGE.!!
roiy1 - 15 September, 2010
No words...
No words can express the way we felt that night. All of the lucky people who were in OAKA stadium can confirm that. Thanx for everything U2! We're following almost 30 years... All the best from Hellas! P.G. - Joan
- 15 September, 2010
INCREDIBLE SHOW!!
THE MOST MAGNIFICENT GROUP IN GREECE!!!!! !!!!!WOWWWW!!!IT WAS AN UNFORGETTABLE "FIRE" AT THE STADIUM!!THANK U ALL!!!NIKOS-ZOI (THESSALONIKI)
- 15 September, 2010
EMOTIONS ....
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BECAUSE I WAS THERE WITH U 2(TOO)!!! SAD SAD SAD BECAUSE IT'S OVER!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME BACK SOON!!!! LOVE FROM THESSALONIKI!!!ZOI...
anastasioskat - 13 September, 2010
The incredible people
The incredible people are waiting for u2 to come back as soon as possible and we promise to make more noise next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Peristera - 12 September, 2010
Beautiful day
It was a "Beautiful day" guys. At last the road brought you to Athens the "City of blinding lights".You got up on that stage to sing to us with "Pride" and everything was "Magnificent", the music, the sky, us.Everyone came to see you, even "Miss Sarajevo" was there dancing with your music, moving in "Mysterious ways". Looking at the scene i thought "I'll go crazy if i don't go crazy tonight" and i screamed really loud. I knew that "In a little while" you would have to "Get on your boots" and "Walk on" but that didn't make me sad because i knew that "I will follow" you "Until the end of the world". Have fun, take care and come again!!!!
kheper - 12 September, 2010
You help us breathe...
In hard times like these, U2 helped us breathe at the Athens show... The band filled me with happiness, joy and hope. I came from Thessaloniki and especially after playing "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me", "Magnificent" and "With or Without You", my heart was full of thrill and romance... Thank you for being part of my life.. Ariadne Galatou
konzak - 12 September, 2010
Beautifull day
It was the most beautifull day....was a U2 day....thank u....
- 12 September, 2010
Already missing U(2)
Please, please come back soon! Let's make another great party! How about a reunion in one year from now? Huh? :D Keep on writing great songs dear friends and gifting us moments of surrender to the one language the whole world speaks: music. Greetings from Athens.
CreteJohn - 12 September, 2010
Athens
A lot of effort has gone into the bands performance and show. Bono’s voice is still very powerful and true. I especially liked the live translation from English to Greek which appeared on the screen as Bono spoke to the audience. Unfortunately for me the show was ruined by the sound balance. U2 are too good a band to hide behind base which must have been 20 – 30 dB louder than the vocals and other instruments. I had travelled to Athens from Crete especially for the concert and I had to leave a couple of numbers early. Once outside the stadium the last two songs sounded much better. I did not miss any of the performance as I could still hear it perfectly a mile away at the railway station. Perhaps this stadium offered particular problems for the sound engineers or perhaps the sound was exactly what the band and sound director wanted, either way I will definitely not be going to another U2 concert. I’ll just have to be satisfied with my CDs
- 11 September, 2010
Best show of 2010 Leg
Perhaps this was the best show of 2010 European Leg.
- 11 September, 2010
U2 I WILL FOLLOW U FOREVER!!!!
PLEASE COME BACK SOON!!!THE GREEKS LOVE U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU SAW THAT WITH YOUR OWN EYES!!!!
giannis_k - 11 September, 2010
U2/Athens
It was my 3rd U2 show after Paris I, and Paris II last year and without doubt the best! Watching U2 near my neighborhood was a dream that finally came true. The passion of both the band and the audience was unbelievable and the Olympic Stadium of Athens never seemed so beautiful! Even in the Olympic Games of 2004. Thank you Larry, Adam, The Edge, Bono for that great concert. The best concert ever in Greece
sosatas - 11 September, 2010
sosatas
Magnificent show, thank u... I will Follow
- 10 September, 2010
U ELEVATED OUR SOULS!!!!!!!
'WE LOST ALL SELF CONTROL!!!!!' LOV U!!!!!!!!!
spibants - 10 September, 2010
what a great party we had!!
Dont make us wait 13 years again!!!
aliontos80 - 10 September, 2010
Changed my mind
Never was a U2 fan, i only paid for this ticket so i wouldn't have to explain the stupid reasons of not doing it when a kid of mine asks why in hell i missed this freakin' show! Now i only have one thing to say: It was my best rock experience ever!!! Thanl you guys!!
greekfan09 - 10 September, 2010
One of the most memorable nights of my l
After 1997's concert in Thessaloniki,the biggest band on earth gave us the joy and happiness to see them live in our country again!I was also at the San Siro concert at the 8th July last year,but in comparison to that, group's performance in Athens had more passion and was generally stunning! They gave us a concert to remember forever!God bless U2!
Achtung_Baby_Ioli - 10 September, 2010
Youngest Fan in the House
Dream of a lifetime to baptize my child to a U2 concert. 4 Godfathers from Ireland and 80.000 Guests to the Party. Ioli wasin the house, the youngest fan of all, just 14 months old.
Shiko_m - 10 September, 2010
Spectacular !
after San Siro last year, this year in the Olympic Stadium, As usual, U2 set the level sky high to all others to learn from. fantastic production, amazing stage, Bono might be slower than previous years, but that's understood considering his injury, all in all, great fun and thrill through out, Well Done you all.
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