Sep
23
2010
Brussels, BE (Stade Roi Boudoin)
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Stade Roi Boudoinwith Interpol
Show Report



'Where are we going? Antwerp? Bruges? Brussels?' The answer (you guessed already) was Brussels and the scene could hardly have offered a greater contrast than last night's show.

The warm, late-summer sun had gone, replaced by torrential rain and thunderstorms as afternoon turned in to evening and just when we thought we were going to get to dry out - around about the start of Until The End of the World - the rain returned. And didn't let up all night long.

No problem, 60,000 people were soon chorusing 'Singing in the Rain'. 'Thanks for making us feel at home with this Irish weather,' remarked Bono. 'Let's give it up for the U2 crew, the hardest working crew on the planet and not all of them Belgians...'

One legendary crew member got special mention in dispatches tonight, because it was in Cork, 32years ago to this very night that Joe O'Herlihy first worked the sound desk for U2 - even though they were fifth on the bill. 'He's not really like a sound guy, he's more like a wizard, a sonic sorcerer...'

Which led to a recollection of another U2 gig in this city many years ago when Joe's stewardship of Adam's bass lines 'registered on the Richter Scale' was on the news cracks in the wall... long may U2 shows in Brussels feel like an earthquake, of the heart and soul.'

Where last night we had two new songs after Still Haven't Found (North Star and Mercy), tonight we had two unexpected classics, both making their debut in the set list on the current leg.

'Let's play a new song,' said Bono, reaching for the harmonica. 'This could be a hit.' Angel of Harlem was an instant hit, followed by Bad, greeted with a Belgian ovation. Pretty soon we'd all forgotten about the inclement conditions as the music took over all the way to the end when Larry, Adam, Edge and Bono all raised a Belgian glass of beer in toast to this wonderful audience.

'It's been a special two nights in Brussels for us,' said Bono, as With or Without You gave way to Moment of Surrender. 'Thank you so much...'

So how special was the second night in Brussels for you? Add your own reviews and upload your photos below.
45  Fan Reviews
tamcat - 24 September, 2010
Amazing
I've seen U2 12x, from wich 6x on the 360 tour but last night in Brussels was something else ... Berlin (last year) was my absolute favourite, but last night was Pure Magic, the best I've ever seen them. They just keep on surprising me, I never get tired of it! Thank you so much for Bad and Pride. And thank you for the thunderstorms and the rain (and lots of it), "Miss Sarajevo" never sounded so magical, it still gives me goose bumps! I don't think a lot of fans can say they saw The Claw with lightning above it ;-))))))))
Driessen - 24 September, 2010
Still with my head in a "U2" cloud!
I was at the wednesday-show and I can't say other then that it was really awesome! The weather was great and the show was even better. At the moment the guys enter on stage you get that very special feeling only the U2 virus can spread. For me Bono is a legend, when he starts to sing he touches me truly and his voice carries me away. My favorite song is One, but this night I got emotional of Miss Sarajevo; it was just shivering how Bono performed it tonight and I left the concert with that song as most memorable moment! Thanks guys; you really ROCK!!! Hope to see you back soon, in Holland or in Belgium! With Love Marina
rsp - 24 September, 2010
Walk On - we're Not Sleeping
Another Great night in Brussels - rain coming down like crazy tonight but the music made it one of the best showers ever : ) Many highlights but especially surprised and amazed by the great version of 'Bad' and also the heartwarming version of 'Walk On' Thank you - U2 !
tijopi - 24 September, 2010
Wow!!
Went to both shows!!! It was sooooo amazing, both nights!! Tnx for Ultraviolet, tnx for Bad, tnx for Angel of Harlem,tnx for North Star, tnx for giving me two very special amazing nights!!!!!!
rallyloverke - 24 September, 2010
Great show on 24th of september 2010 in
I like U2 since the beginning, but shame on me it was the first concert i ever attended. But ... standing there and being part of 70000 people + U2 in the pooring rain felt amazingly good. His music and his message : this must result in peace everywhere :-) To U2 : maybe you should play a concert in a stadium with all the world-leaders and politicians from all over the world. They can leave after they understand what you mean and then we will see peace and more care about the environment. Come back to Belgium soon and we come also! ps : thx for playing the song Bad! ps : if someone likes the picture, feel free to ask!
FrancisDJ - 24 September, 2010
Brussels 23/09/2010
Sound in King Boudewijnstadion sucks! The band played very well, we were lucky, because it was a warm night! Thursday the rain came.. Thank you U2 for this amazing night, we hope that you will visti us again! I will be there.. and the other 139.000 other fans to! We enjoyed the songs, light show and your presence! Thank you 2!! Francis DJ
Tibbe - 24 September, 2010
great!!
Great show the 22 sept. Love to hear new songs and what a lovely crowd in Belgium. The sound was better than in Amsterdam it was very special to be there. En the best of all we saw the band by the hotel in Brussels.Bono was talking with his fans en Edge en Adam also! Thank you guys for the special 2 days you gave me. greets Ansjo from Holland
lecina - 23 September, 2010
Singing in the rain
Lots of emotions and feelings!!! Show helps me in this difficult day...Thank you Just a wish: ACROBAT in Spain. Love
maarten - 23 September, 2010
Perfect
Perfect! Really great! U2 rocks, please come back to Belgium!! Pleasee! If I had to choose, I would prefer the first night. Pride was lovely! Really!! Perfect, but the first night had a little extra thing
Bono_ddh - 23 September, 2010
Waouw
What a show, just back home from the gig and stillcan't believe that energy they throw at us even with the rain. Bad... what do you think, belgians deserved it. A show that I won't forget soon
nkokic - 23 September, 2010
SINGING IN THE RAIN
maybe the best concert I've ever seen....THANK YOU. It was incredible....crazy and full of emotions. THANK YOU. You are making me happy. natasa
Hallucination - 20 September, 2010
Hello, Hello, Hola! From Canada
Cannot wait for this show. I'm really hoping Mercy stays in the setlist as I heard you guys rehearsing it in Instanbul but unfortunately you did not play it that night. Even if you don't play it this night it will be an incredible time!
Winters - 16 September, 2010
Can't wait
My son and I can't wait to see the band playing on the 23th of september in Brussels. Let's teach my son (he is 5 and a half years old) some music lessons!!!! See u soon. Greatings Pascal and Robin, The Netherlands
stagecustom69 - 14 September, 2010
One band comes in the name of Love
Once again,it's gonna be amazing,wonderful,crispy,shiny....singing about life,experienced life as no other guys did it before.....that's gonna be so.....U2!!!! See you,with 54,999 other fans on 22th AND (ok,i'am lucky....) 23th september....Fab four vs 110,000 overtrained fans.....final K.O. to follow....? I WILL !!!!!!!!
joriske - 08 September, 2010
2 weeks to go!
I can't wait to see them again! last year in paris was amazing for me but now i'm standing in the red zone so make brussels take lift off whit the gaint spacestation in da house!
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