Sep
15
2010
Munich, DE (Olympic Stadium)
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Olympic Stadium
Show Report


'I can't wait any longer for your love/ Praying the night will come quickly...'

They've played it live barely a handful of times and yet tonight the Olympic Stadium in Munich sang the beautiful ballad North Star back to the band. 'That would be the internet,' surmises a surprised Bono. 'That's an unexpected surprise - Thank you. That's our love song to the universe...'

And tonight was a bit of a love song to Germany, to Munich and especially to the gifted health professionals who helped Bono recover from injury earlier in the year. Frankly they're the reason we're all here tonight. 'This is a very special city to this band and to me personally. Without the good doctors and nurses of University Hospital, I would not be standing here, this tour would not be happening...'

'It's a funny thing but if you're a rock star or a film star or a sports star, people think of you as heroic just for doing the thing that you love - but we are not heroic, nurses and doctors are truly heroic.This is the best city in the world for physicians.'

Doesn't take much imagination to sense the ovation that received, after which Bono took a moment to thank Professor Tonn who performed his back surgery - and is in the audience - and Muller Wolfhart and Klaus and Imke who also worked on his recovery.'

The 360 Tour has had a great time in Germany over the last couple of years - ever since the German Music Awards way back in the Spring of last year. Not only were we in Berlin and Gelsenkirchen for shows last year but we were back to play at the Brandenberg Gate to celebrate the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and this year again with shows in Frankfurt and Hannover before reaching Munich.

'So this is Wednesday night in Munich,' reflects Bono, at the end of Until The End of the World. 'This is the right place to be at the right time - good luck with the match!

'This band has been coming to Munich nearly as long as Oktoberfest and we are 200 years old in November,' he digresses, before revealing that he'd been trying to think which band member is which beer: Augustiner (Edge?), Bockbier (Larry?), Radler (Adam?). 'I'll stick with the Guinness if that's okay...'

As for the match, this was the opening Champions League fixture between Bayern Munich and Roma and sensing that more than a few of the crowd tonight are wondering about the score, by the time the band are back on stage for With or Without You, Bono is wearing a Bayern Munich shirt and can announce the result. (Two nil to the home team, as you ask). Beneath the crazy glass roofed stadium, there was always the threat of another downpour tonight - Edge has a new cover over his amps for extra protection - but if the rain arrives during 'Mothers of the Disappeared' and continues through 'Walk On', it is soon gone and we're not to be drenched as in Zurich.

Sure we get some more rain at the end of the show but as usual a bit of weather can't dampen the spirits of fans who've waited for this band for so long. 'We've had an incredible 2 years in this country,' says Bono before dropping in another snatch of 'Singing in the rain' during Moment of Surrender.

Seemed like everyone here was singing with him...

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44  Fan Reviews
- 11 September, 2010
So Close
My favorite band in my favorite city. I saw them in Zagreb and it was so wonderful... I hope it will be just as good in Munich!
- 11 September, 2010
Nearly there
We are travelling from South Africa for our first U2 concert......I'm sure it will be fantastic no matter what they play.....But beautiful day will make my night.
christyrae75 - 10 September, 2010
Leaving on a jet plane...
Coming from Chicago to see the boys! So excited! Looking forward to the show and my first time in Germany. If I could wish for any song it would be So Cruel but since I know that will never happen, I'll just say I'm hoping to hear some stuff from Pop.
hamps - 10 September, 2010
It's good to play Bad
See you at Aberdeen airport davehedgerae! 28 years on after our first gig and we're still going to see the boys that changed our lives! "We will follow" Bono/Edge/Adam/LM jnr - thank you so much for everything. Remember:- It's good to play Bad. "If you twist and turn away....."
- 10 September, 2010
11 o'clock tick tock
coming from romania and missing a couple of days from school for the show..i would love to hear this song
davehedgerae - 10 September, 2010
Bad is Good
First saw U2 in 1983 with my mate and we're seen them every tour since. Travelling over from Scotland to see them in Munich. Make our night and play Bad.
smurphy35 - 09 September, 2010
we love munich
Im with the rest of the guys and girls 16th time to see the band live 6 of us travleing from dublin our 4th 360 gig please play bad and kite
BonoVox15 - 08 September, 2010
U2 play BAD!
Of course not in that sense, but please, please, please play BAD and Elevation over there!!!! It would mean the world to me!!!!! Can't wait!!!
keithgray - 08 September, 2010
"40"
coming over from scotland to see the best band in the world would love them to play "40"
zooflo - 08 September, 2010
Bad, Bad, Bad!!!
I'd also love to hear 'Bad' on this extraordinary stage. Please make it happen!!!
jetstreamsurfer - 07 September, 2010
Flying into Munich
to catch this show and then party like a rockstar at the Oktoberfest!!! The timing could not be better!!!
- 07 September, 2010
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is there any chance to play 11 O'Clock Tick Tock ?
NoHorizoninDK - 06 September, 2010
im with the other guy
Please play the classic Bad!
hamps - 05 September, 2010
Please play Bad!
Travelling over from Scotland for the gig. Will be the 14th time I've seen them since first in 1983. Make my day and please play Bad. Voted 2nd fav U2 song of all time a few years back by U2 fans on the website and very seldom gets played live? Come on lads - you know it makes sense!
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