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
outofcontrol78 - 03 March, 2010
:(
God I wasn't there and now I'm suffering. I hope U2 will come to Poland again. It's the beast band in the whole world!!!
Martha_honey - 24 February, 2010
Dreams coming true... <3
I'm totally in love with those four irish boys! U2 is my life! Every single day I love them more! In Chorzow I was the happiest person because that show was magical, magnificent and unforgettable! U2 - I love you! From Poland with love!
ricau2 - 19 February, 2010
Brasil
I'm from brasil, and I have wached 2 shows in 98- in sao paulo, 2 shows in 2006 in sao paulo too, and 2 shows in dublin last year, and now I want to know when they will play here again!!!!
- 19 February, 2010
WHY NOT
WHY OT IN POLAND????
Boniak - 10 November, 2009
U2 come back!
Stuck in a moment was amazing!
- 08 November, 2009
THE BEST OF THE BEST.
It was the best show I've ever seen, definitely. Miss U2!!!
barunka - 26 October, 2009
Chorzow
Tour 360 je to Velkolepá podívaná. My best day in my life. Beautiful atmosphere... I love you and I look forward to the year 2010 in Europe.
jirka84 - 07 September, 2009
Jirka
Fantastic show. My second U2 live show (first was at the same place in 2005). Amazing podium, amazing setlist (Unforgettable fire etc.). Every day I remember the show. It was perfect...
kangur44 - 12 August, 2009
the best show of the tour
for me, I have n t seen such a great show during this tour, a
Maroussia - 11 August, 2009
The best birthday ever
It was my birthday guys, thank you for singing Happy Birthday and Sto Lat:))) Not exactly for me, but it was one of the happiest days of my life:)
annaua - 10 August, 2009
From Ukraine
It was really AMAIZING! This night will stay in my heart forever.
zooropa88 - 10 August, 2009
The concert people
Poland, you are really one concert people! It was absolutely fabulous. First this completely perfect New Year's day and then an ocean of lights for "one". You really gave me goose bumps.
wojciax1 - 10 August, 2009
What a night!!!!
What a concert!!! What a night!!! What a band!!! The night was a dream come true, maybe even more!!! More than I expected. Totally magical moment in my life. To be there and to listen "Moment of surrender" was worth all the money in the world!!! Thank you guys, I will love you "until the end of the world"...
- 10 August, 2009
unbelievable!!
I'm from Slovakia and I'm 16 years old. At the concert, I was alone without friends or parents but I enjoyed it :) Everything was great - sound, lights, stage, especially Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry:)) If I could wish one thing I would return that night in Chorzow. It was my first concert but I hope not the last. So far, I have no words. It's a wonderful experience. During One I felt as in the most beautiful dream that I have ever dreamed. Moment of Surrender made me sad because I knew it's the last song and I wanted to return the whole concert. Unfortunately, it was impossible :-( Your music has magical abilities. It can heal, it always makes me happy and shows me a way of life. Finally, I'd like to add one more thing. If there were more people at least half such as Bono, Larry, Edge and Adam, the world would be better. You are unique. There is no other group like you. Hat down! Thank you, guys!!
rutt33 - 09 August, 2009
Thanks from Slovakia - U2 and Poles
I stopped Breath when i saw claw On The Horizont and I went on my Boots step by step on the top Slanski Stadium in Chorzow. Stage was Magnificient and I hoped that 6.8.2009 will be Beautiful day. My soul Elevation when I have heard and saw New Years Day. Thanks from Slovakia. R+A
Allcia82 - 09 August, 2009
ThankU2!!!
I've never been so touched during any other concert before!!! Still in my heart...ThankU2=))
mr_dt - 09 August, 2009
The Polish flag
Special thanks to ALL U2 funs from other countries who got prepared to create the Polish flag. There were a lot of people from other countries around me who had white pieces of cloth and paper in their hands when New Year's Day began. Many thanks for that on apart of Polish funs ! You were also great with a beautiful sense of belonging ! As to the whole show, I can only sign up under all comments made here. Unforgettable night and experience !!! Bono, you are the star who shines in peoples’ hearts. We need more people like you !!!! God bless you and the band !
tolbertsmom - 08 August, 2009
Song List
What happened to Electrical Storm? While Walk On is my all time favorite song EVER, I love Electrical Storm and was excited to see it on the set list. Please bring it back for the Las Vegas show when you get to America. Also, I'm heartbroken that The Script only played one Dublin show. Not looking forward to the Peas and wish The Script could be there instead!!!
- 08 August, 2009
Thanks to all of you. And U2.
What touched me the most? That sometimes we, the Poles, are seen in much better light that we all have a tendecy to put ourselves in. What Bono has said made me feel more Polish again and more proud to be a Pole. We've forgotten how far we've travelled throughout all those years since 1989. It was a great night to cellebrate it as ONE. Thank you, gentlemen. Mieszko PS. "This night is never to be forgotten".
Tom_Bily - 08 August, 2009
Unforgettable moment Nr. 2
Being already once to the U2 show in Chorzow four years ago, I would really come again. This time, the atmosphere was amazing again and the flash back to the experience during the Vertigo tour was great too. I am Czech, though I take part on the Akcja Flaga with the red / white flag and I am proud I could be there. Thank you, U2, it was another very personal and innermost feeling to be there with you. It was OUR celebration...
- 08 August, 2009
Magnificent show
Three years ago I told my girlfriend for the very first time that I love her when we were listening to the song "With or Without You" When They played this two days ago in Chorzow I pull out the ring from my pocket and I asked her if she wants to marry me, she agreed, could I be more happier? Thank You guys for this... Matthew
maggiesl - 08 August, 2009
Lighting my way
Thank you for coming to Chorzow again, for making me feel so united with you, for making me join you for a good cause, for lighting my way. Just thinking of the show makes me shiver. The giant spider was amazing. Just a little tip for the next time, it's legs should be longer and lying flat so that you can reach even further between us. Can't wait for the next time.
magda2112 - 08 August, 2009
The most beautiful day (night) in my lif
U2 thanks for your comming, as you promissed in 2005. The show was great, the stage was amazing. It was total shock. I've been waiting for this night so long and now I regret it's gone so quickly. I can only wait for your next tour and hope that you won't forget about Polish fans.
sivvy - 08 August, 2009
Spiritual
It was two days ago and I still can't stop thinking about how special and unique it was. Thank you very much guys and thank you all who were there at that time. I will never forget it. Right now when I remind myself some of those moments my throat is squeezed and tears come to my eyes. Amazing, "unforgetable fire".
Grabek - 08 August, 2009
It was something incredible
I was in Chorzow. I think it was the best night of my life. Few words which Bono said about Poland, changes in this caountry was so beutifull. I was thinking that he was talking just to me, That was very powerfull and unforgettable. BTW Happy Birthday to Edge
kate_poland - 08 August, 2009
It was a beautiful day!
that was amazing! Please, come back guys! :) I'm waiting for the next show in Poland! I think that you would come to us once again, because Bono said "DO ZOBACZENIA"! That was first concert in my life, which U2 gave. Like Bono said, night never to forgotten!!! And this moment... when starts the song "Beautiful day"...! I'm still watching this moment on youtube.com! :) I absolutely love you, guys! See you next time!
charisan - 08 August, 2009
AAA!
It was a great moment! I want to be there again, to sing with U2 again. It was a beautiful day :)
basia74 - 08 August, 2009
Magical atmosphere, elevated emotions...
The unforgettable fire that I felt during this amazing concert is bound to light my way for years to come... Thanks a million, dear Irish friends, for bringing that to me again...
jarekm - 08 August, 2009
My 25 years with U2
I was 13 yo, when I start my trip with U2... it was dark 1984 This year is 25th anniversary... I grew-up, and You are still in my heart, in my mind, and Your songs are with me... My 13 yo son was with me at Slaski Stadium and said - it was amazing, delicious... new fan is coming :) This was not my first show I have seen (second one in U2360 Tour), but the best, I have ever seen... Best regards to all of U2 and thanks for being in my life :D
kaha64 - 08 August, 2009
breathtaking
Third concert. Celebration! Fantastic people, amazing show. The flag, the Milky Way on the stadium and the Moon over us - unrorgettable emotions! Thanks U2 and all people who were there that night.
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