Milan, IT (San Siro)
San Siro
Show Report

Bit of a party night tonight, celebrating the birthday of Bono's daughter Eve, who was up on stage for Party Girl. Felt like the band were looser and more at ease on the stage, finding their feet as 360 gets underway. Were you at the show ? Some highlights from us below, add your own highlights at the bottom of the page.

1. The Space Ship felt like it was taller than the San Siro itself tonight. The discoball on top was actually higher than the roof of the stadium.

2. As the band arrived on stage fans on the floor gave them a distinctive and colourful welcome - holding up orange, green and white balloons. The audience was so loud by 'No Line', it was hard to make out what Bono was saying.

3. 'How do you like our Space Junk ? We think it's somewhere between a spaceship and a cactus flower...'

4. The set list was different again to the first two nights.

5. Bono Introduces Angel of Harlem as 'a song for Billie Holiday, tonight we dedicate it to Michael Jackson.' and ends it segueing into 'man in the mirror' before slipping into 'Stand by Me'.

6. Feels like the band are still working out how to live on the huge new stage. Still experimenting with how to connect with everyone in 360. Adam spent all of Beautiful Day out on the b-stage runway. Larry looks to be enjoying his nightly lap of honour with the djembe for 'Crazy'

7. At the beginning of Party Girl, Bono asks the audience to welcome his daughter Eve on stage, 'not the shy one in the family'. 'Wanna sing for my little girl Eve.' he explains. 'It's her birthday today. She's no longer a little girl but older and a beauty.' A stadium join the band in singing Eve happy birthday and Larry does the honours on the champagne, pouring glasses for father and daughter.

8. Plenty of famous faces at the show tonight including actors Woody Harrelson and Gael Garcia Bernal, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana and Nicoletta Mantovani, the widow Luciano Pavarotti.

9. The leaders of the G8 meet in Italy this week, which offered a timely way into One tonight: 'It is well known that I have had some differences with your prime minister over promises that were made and not kept to the world's poor. Italians have given so many gifts to the world... modern physics.. the renaissance.. the piano... the gift of song... from Puccini to Luciano Pavarotti to Jovanotti. In the next few days, at the G8, your leader will decide where he stands on the gift of life for people far beyond your shores. If you think he should do what he promised for the poorest and most vunerable in Africa, you need to let him know because he is not Increasing aid as he said he would. He is slashing it. Do you think he should do what he promised? He still can. Tomorrow. Thursday. Friday. We'll be waiting to see if he does. I write songs... Berlusconi gets to write history... it's not too late for his chapter to end with dignity... I want to dedicate this song for him... it's called ONE.'

10. There was more, much more.... but why don't you tell us what it was ?

62  Fan Reviews
olbolinette - 19 June, 2011
first holidays with my love and best pre
BEAUTIFUL DAYS in Milan !!!! it was magnificent to live this moment and concert for some french tourist like us . best ambiance than Paris , italian people sing so much all your songs BRAVO BRAVO and thank you so much for those good memories. See you soon
Giorgos loves U2 for ever - 04 April, 2010
Magnificent time during the concert. Not just music, a feeling of love, smile, spiritual liberation...this is rock n roll friends, this is U2. I went to Milan to see the super rock n roll group, now I am waiting to see you in Athens on september 2010.
Jannemanu2 - 14 January, 2010
Love the show
What a great night! I will never ever forget! Thank you - Grazie - Merci - Danke - Bedankt !!!!
BonoVox93 - 05 January, 2010
u24ever! best night of our life! not everybody in Italy voted for him!
ivanaaa - 24 December, 2009
one word: AMAZING!
It was amazing! Bono singing party girl to his daughter just gave the concert a special fling. I was in Zagreb too and it wasn't as good as in Milan. I managed to enter the ring around the stage, and I can say that this was unforgettable experience.
manutwo - 01 December, 2009
The Claw
Can't wait to see them in Turin...
bonards - 06 October, 2009
A Magnificent night
July 7th was the first U2 concert of Lorenzo, my 8 years old son. He is still remembering that night, he was so crazy that night! I was so proud to see them in Milano with my son, 24 years later my first U2 concert - on Feb, 2nd 1985 - and it was the first of a long long long list of U2 concerts for me. Hope it will be the same for him (and me with him...)
cristian981 - 02 September, 2009
4° encounter
Amazing show!!! Happy birtday Eve:) Thank you U2.
kite_333 - 26 July, 2009
Thanks for spending the money guys!
I have no idea how much the monster stage has cost you. I hope the extra tickets make it worth it for you also economically. But I have to tell you: for us, the fans, it's THE MOST AMAZING AND PRICELESS THING you ever came up with (ok, aside from your best music). I have now been to 8 or 9 of your gigs in the last 20 years, and so many more of other artists, and I have never, ever been able to enjoy a concert as much (except maybe that one time I managed to be in the first row at a concert when I was 15!). I am petite, and have a job, so I can't usually get there early. So I end up being in the middle, I get crushed, can't breathe, my neck hurts, I have to time my drinking because god forbid I should need the bathroom...and only get small glimpses of the band. The only alternative used to be getting numbered seats and miss the excitement of being closer to the action. So, well, I just wanted to say THANK YOU. Not just for the music, but for always thinking of your fans.
Anto83 - 23 July, 2009
weeks on, there are no words that can describe what i felt that magic night, 8th July... Being an Ac Milan fan everything was that little bit more special! thank you for filling my life with emotions and passion through your music! U2 ticket 109 euro, bus to Milan 42 euro, Bono dissing Berlusclown in the San Siro? Priceless! I have a dream... Thank you Anto (Rimini)
sherry2610 - 19 July, 2009
Milan 07 07 09
the greatest gig I ever seen in Milan!!! Thanks U2, I love you Valentina
Sandro Siles - 14 July, 2009
'Insane' Night
Not only was the 'Spacestation' spectacular, but the evening was electric. I came all the way from California to see this show and I was not disappointed. The San Siro Stadium shook all night and an estimated 100,000 stood the entire night to watch one of the greatest bands perform one of the greatest concerts. It will only get better from here.
Cloelia - 13 July, 2009
july 7, 2009
Such a beatiful nigth, as the others when you and I were in the same part of the world. My highligths: 1. Larry standing and playing the drums 2. Edge beating his foot and playing the guitar 3. Adam completly absorbed playing the bass 4. Bono's "Wow" at our "With or without you" The show ended too early. P.S.: I did not vote Berlusconi. Ciao ed un bacio a tutti!!! Cloelia/Valeria
stanito - 10 July, 2009
Ciao Milano
The best band & the best crowd! :))) The best 2 hours of my life
Getsy - 10 July, 2009
valevalevale - 10 July, 2009
milan 07/07/09
The most beautiful concert I've ever seen!Stand by me....Incredible!Thank you!
manutwo - 10 July, 2009
Only love...
This is the 5th time I've seen U2 live and it's always been amazing. I really appreciate the way they always add something new to their performance and their music. I hope Adam, Bono, Edge and Larry felt that we were there for them and we were loud enough to make it a wonderful and unforgettable night. There's nothing that could keep me away from a U2 show. Ciao Manu - wish I had my voice back ;)
MATTEOPD - 09 July, 2009
Swinging to the music
Great nite. Wish It was tuesday still. Thank you for bringing poetry and joyness in our life. You guys are the soundtrack of my and my wife's lives.
mimino - 09 July, 2009
filipboy - 09 July, 2009
electrical storm on Milano !!!
what started tuesday as a horrible trip by plane and bus trough storme and torrentiel rains for the four of us from Belgium to Milano, ended in the abslotue best U2 concert ever whitnessed. Beautifull stadium,stage and excelant italian audience. Thank U !!
kaliaragorn - 09 July, 2009
U2 - U2's listeners
The best experience anyone can ever make by paying an entrance ticket. The rest is.. words. Love you, guys. Thank you for that night in Milan, come back to Italy, soon. And please.. don't stop MAKING MUSIC. This makes the difference between you and ALL THE OTHERS ever. ciao :)
Abbi - 09 July, 2009
Bono: a great voice again!!
I really enjoyed the show. Bono has a great, mean voice now. Like I havent heard maybe since the 80's!!! Great show! I was in the GA standing places and I could see a double show: the band in front of me and the crowd all around and very high above me! Amazing they played gems like In a Little While, Unforgettable Fire and Ultraviolet. Only one not so good thing: Moment of Surrender is not a great closing for the show. It leaves you with a unsatisfied need of jumping and screaming. IMHO I think It would be better to end the show with a more powerful song. BTW: BRAVO HOO DOO-A!!!! (U2 in italian spelling)
amcf - 09 July, 2009
back to portugal...
the best show i've seen so far... see you agin in london...
dklw - 09 July, 2009
u2 in milano
What a great evening.......al the way from holland to milan to see our heroes.It was a MAGNIFICENT night. Can't wait to see them in Amsterdam. Ciao Milano, greets Danny
speedyzito - 09 July, 2009
Fantastic, amazing night. Great show. Great stadium. Great audience. It was a beautiful evening. Mille grazie U2 and thanks to everybody else there! Love from Ostuni. Rosie xxx
- 08 July, 2009
between a man and a woman..
the MOST wonderful night of my life! thank you U2 for the passion, love and energy that you put in every song! I bought ticket for my girlfriend as a birthday present, she had a great romantic experience last night.. thanks, for all!
eleza - 08 July, 2009
Thank you!!!!!!!
Last night was my first U2 concert...I'll remember this night forever...Thank you, thank you, thank you...Hope to see U soon here in Italy!
- 08 July, 2009
U2 Concert is a Show and a Party! Just like a dream! Thank's Guys! Juri from Milan
chiara_79 - 08 July, 2009
Thank you so much!!!!
thank you for giving me the most beautiful night i've ever had; thank you for all the emotion and the energy you gave to me yesterday and every day with your music....sorry for our prime minister!! chiara
Fatih - 08 July, 2009
The Best Night of My Life !!!
U2.... I was in red drum, it was the best night of my life !!! I don't know much i can thank you... I will never forget this day... I hope one day people in Turkey can have a chance to see you too... You've got more things to do... more places to go... I love you all with all my heart.... I will follow you...
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