Mar
30
2011
Buenos Aires, AR (Estadio Unico de La Plata)
110
Estadio Unico de La Platawith Muse
Show Report



'Give me one more chance, and you'll be satisfied.
Give me two more chances, you won't be denied.'


Opening night of three at Estadio Unico de La Plata in Buenos Aires tonight and a big surprise right at the top of the show as the return of Space Oddity gave way to the unmistakable opening bars of Even Better Than The Real Thing. A huge response from this capacity crowd for a song that hasn't been in the live set for almost a decade, and the Argentinian volume levels didn't drop all night.

'What time is it in the world and where are we going?
Palermo... San Telmo... Canitas... Buenos Aires!'


Magnificent led into Mysterious Ways and before the return of the new and unreleased North Star we had a stadium-wide rendition of Happy Birthday led by Edge to Chanty, a good friend who's in town. Felt like there was a big Irish community in the house tonight.'Still Haven't Found' included a shout out to a special guest:'John Cusack in the house tonight.'

Bono wondered aloud why this place 'so far from where we live feels so much like home', before introducing his 'team-mates' with a suitably sporting theme for this soccer-crazy nation:'The youngest member of U2, with the feet of a dancer and a truly great dribbler.. Larry Mullen Jnr on drums'; also on stage tonight,'the handsome, El Pipita of U2 on bass guitar' and 'the omnipresent... Pupi Zanetti of our band, The Edge.'As for the singer? 'Not so sure but If I could be him I'd be Carlitos Apache...'

Great vibes all round, both celebratory and serious: felt like the entire stadium was clapping in unison during a moving instrumental version of Mothers of the Disappeared as Bono recited the names of the 'madres'. Special mention tonight also to so many fans who have been waiting outside, camping for days, ahead of this show.
'What a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful night, we will not forget this, what a great country you have, what a great city, out in La Plata, where the streets really don't have names. This Grand Madness, this Space Station, let's take out your phones and make it disappear...'

And there was one other special reference before the close:'Think about Gustavo Cerati...we send love, love, love and respect and he will hear your voices tonight.' As Alexis in Buenos Aires added on Twitter:'Bono just sent a big kiss and hug to Gustavo Cerati,a huge Argentinian musician, that is in coma for almost an year, great moment for Argentinian fans...'
If you were at the show tonight add your own review and post your photos below.
110  Fan Reviews
botanist - 01 April, 2011
La Plata - MEMORABLE
a truly memorable experience, once more they showed why they are the best band in the world
eagersnake - 01 April, 2011
The most beautiful concert
The show was splendid, amazing and thrilling at every moment you can think about it. The best track? It is a hard one... Most memorable moment? The intro without any doubt. I mean, don't get wrong, the whole show was from outer space, but when we were outside the stadium, you could slightly hear Even Better... and it was only that but still manages to raise expectations even higher. My first concert, back in 2006 was unfortunate in every possible way by several problems, but this time I enjoyed from beginning to end. I got my revenge now :)... Proud of the pain in my legs from all that time jumping around. U2, as always, ROCKS!
ps23 - 01 April, 2011
Thanks for a great night !
Thank you so much for a great night. Amazing show. Even better than the 2006 (which I thought it was impossible to match) Great stage and as always, great performance ! Thank you and we hope to have you back soon !
gsche - 01 April, 2011
With or without U2
Special view from the first line in "platea", Tomorrow I'm going to red zone and I hope to hear "Bad" live for second time in my life (first was in 1998 at river plate stadium). Good if they play "one tree hill" too. Or maybe on sunday? I will go too =) Good photo don't you think? did I win a t-shirt?
brenigirl - 01 April, 2011
Thank You!!
Thank you for comming back to Baires. This was an unforgettable night. Bono when you sang One you made me cry. LOE YOU GUYS!!!
magui2 - 01 April, 2011
EPIC
After the first show in La Plata ended, I tried to find ONE word that may help me sum up what it was all about. Incredible, unsurpassable, magnifficent, all of these adjectives appeared at first, until the one I was looking for suddenly popped up in my mind: EPIC.
rodrigoms2000 - 01 April, 2011
THE BEST DAY IN MY LIFE
IT WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. I CRIED LIKE A BABY. I LOVE U2 SINCE I HAVE 5 YEARS OLD.I WENT WITH MY FATHER, MY COUSIN, AND A FRIEND(WHO IS LIKE A BROTHER TO ME). WHEN I WAS A CHILD, AND I WAS SAD, I USED TO HEAR U2, AND THAT MAKED ME FEEL UNDERSTOOD. U2 CHANGED MY LIFE. I WILL NEVER FORGET THIS MOMENT
bachis - 01 April, 2011
Beyond my expectations...
Thank God I had Red Zone this time! The show was unbelievable, every time U2 it's getting better and better. Thanks U2 for giving us such an amazing night to keep and remember!!!
jreduojeda - 01 April, 2011
Increible concert in Bs. As.
Incredible concert. Thank you very much for so much magic! Flawless concert, no words!
funyi - 01 April, 2011
Absolutely awesome!!!!
Excellente show!!!! Unforgettable!!!! Very touching moment when Bono mentiones Gustavo Cerati, one of the gretest musician of our country. The concert was pure music, one song after the other with almost no pauses.
jgomez - 01 April, 2011
From the circle...
First time we've been there. It's a different experience (a different one, between all others in a U2's show). Unforgettable!
jgomez - 01 April, 2011
Moment of remember...
...that incredible night. This is one of the (200?) photos (I'd like to upgrade all of them but it's almost imposible). Delfina & Tomas (two of my children), with The Edge playing "Moment of surrender" at the piano. They're still talking about the show all time It was amazing!
Julianrur - 01 April, 2011
the best show ever
last time I went with my mother on the Vertigo Tour, this time with my father!! IT WAS A BLAST!!! Bono kept seying "son lo más"; well let me tell you Bono: YOU are the best!! The best track for me it was Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me. I didn't expected at all!! Luckily I'll go again on saturday!!
jorgechaine - 01 April, 2011
Son lo mas ( You are the best)
Bono dixit after the show with evident emotion to the people of Argentina on the opening show.
dragul_76 - 01 April, 2011
PLEASE!!!
THE SHOW LOOKS GREAT, THE SET LIST IS A DREAM, BUT PLEASE, PLAY STAND-UP COMEDY!!! PLEASE, PLAY STAND-UP COMEDY!!! PLEASE, PLAY STAND-UP COMEDY!!! PLEASE, PLAY STAND-UP COMEDY!!! PLEASE, PLAY STAND-UP COMEDY!!! PLEASE, PLAY STAND-UP COMEDY!!! MEXICO'S WAITING!!!
ps23 - 31 March, 2011
Thanks for a great night !
Thank you so much for a great night. Amazing show. Even better than the 2006 (which I thought it was impossible to match) Great stage and as always, great performance ! Thank you and we hope to have you back soon !
lujanpachame - 31 March, 2011
A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT
THE SHOW WAS AMAZING, UNBELIEVABLE AND IT WAS HELD IN MY CITY!!!! I'VE BEEN WAITING SINCE I BOUGHT MY TICKET IN DECEMBER AND IT WAS AS I IMAGINED, INCREDIBLE!!! WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY??? U2 IS THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD!!! BONO, YOU MADE ME CRY WHEN YOU SANG MISS SARAJEVO. IT WAS A VERY TOUCHING MOMENT AND THE SAME HAPPENED TO ME WHEN YOU MENTIONED OUR GUSTAVO CERATI. THANK YOU FOR REMEMBERING HIM! I HAVE NOTHING TO REGRET, EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT, AS ALWAYS!!!! AN EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE!!COME BACK EVERYTIME YOU CAN , PLEASE!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT MAGNIFICENT NIGHT!!!
hwoldhouse - 31 March, 2011
Los Cuatro de Dublin.
I can easly imagine how beautigul concert The Four of Dublin have been performed, at the Stadium Unico in the city where the streets have no names. Everybody knows how magnificent they are. I'm very grateful for the incredible experience for been part of the Pop Mart & Vertigo's audience in Bs As and NY respectively. Even better than the real thing my ticket is waiting to be out entering at the Meadowlands Stadium in NJ.
ilc222 - 31 March, 2011
La Plata, where the streets have no name
Wonderful show, is my third time I see them and never cease to amaze. Gustavo Cerati would say "Thank Total. " o " Gracias totales" Until the turn.
jgomez - 31 March, 2011
The Real Thing...
You are the real thing... Incredible band, incredible show, incredible stage, incredible night... in La Plata, where the streets have no name.. Best track? Well ... a lot... the begining with Real Thing, Magnificent, City of blinding lights, Vertigo, Where the streets, With or without you, Moment of surrender... It's was a party, a great one. Most memorable moment? Well... everything, each moment, but specially the mention to Gustavo Cerati, and have the posibility to see the band playing 5 meters away for me and my family, in the circle. We will never forget this day
msantilliyo - 31 March, 2011
unveliable show
i want to thanks U2 for the fantastic, unveliable, incredible, etc, etc show i think this is the best concert i´ve ever been i hope u come back soon congratulations, MAT!!!!
mparlato - 31 March, 2011
HI Bono...this is for you!
Hi Bono, Adam, Larry, Edge...THANK YOU FOR THAT AMAZING SHOW!!! last night was unique...absolutely perfect for all of us. Again, you touched our hearts, in every song, as always happens with you.I'm Peter's friend, the guy that gave you a letter in San Telmo at La Brigada, dear Bono... I'm gonna be there Saturday, and Sunday in the Red Zone, so i hope...if you have read my letter, my dream became a true. No matter what you choose, again...i will be always grateful to you.YOU ARE THE BEST...SON LO MAS!!! WE LOVE YOU FOREVER ;) Until the end of the world I hope you enjoy this picture of you, it was at the show Friends forever...
AngieMcPhisto - 31 March, 2011
U2 and Argentine, ONE heart
Band... You are amazing!! I Can believe than how many people can loves you and be waiting for you by days, just to be closer to you in the show. My brother and I, were waiting for a day and every minute its just paid with this incredible show that you gave us last night. THANK YOU!THANK YOU!THANK YOU!THANK YOU! for coming once again, and for give us so much love. I know that you loves all the countroes in the world, but you might recognize that you LOVE US MUCH MORE jajaja I hope you enjoy you stay in my country, you must know that we love you so much, with all our hearts, and you know since a lot of years that Argentina and U2 are ONE heart, with a lot of love, and this romance will last for ever. I love you. Isee you again the next Sunday in La Plata. Kisses a lot... Angie - Argentina
- 31 March, 2011
LA PLATA ON FIRE
Wonderful and incredible experience at the rail of Red Zone 1 having Edge play the blues in an unforgettable performance of UTEOTW just a few feet away. Most amazing moments: the opening with EBTTRT, one of my favourite songs which I wasn't expecting at all and the end of the show with that HUGE anthem: MOS. Thank you for dedicating it to Cerati, an awesome musician.The only let down: we didn't get Ultraviolet, a shame.
brenigirl - 31 March, 2011
Amazing!!
It was an incredible night. I was inside the inner circle, very very close to U2. I wont forget it.
alfred_rade - 31 March, 2011
PANORAMIC 2
U2 STAGE PANORAMIC VIEW 2
sodastereo - 31 March, 2011
Moment of Surrender
I wasn't there but just reading about the tribute to Gustavo Cerati made my day!!!!!!Thank's U2..That's why U2 and Soda Stereo (Gustavo Cerati) are the best of all Time!!!!!!!!!!
epiqseba - 31 March, 2011
You gave it all, and we still want more.
Thank you U2, thank you Adam for your final "speech" and for the magic, thank you Edge for your terrific work and music, thank you Larry for beeing the wall of sound in wich the band can rest and for keeping them in the same job, thank you Bono for your heart (by the way, you left it there in the stadium if you´re looking for it). Thank you all for staying together, thanks to all the crew for the amazing job you do. I´m still shocked. The claw really dissapeared after you entered the room. We were all in the air. Thank you! Oh, and see you on saturday and sunday :)
cascervantes - 31 March, 2011
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
It mean a lot to us , to remember Gustavo Cerati, all our prayers are with him, waiting for his recover, and I have no words to tell you HOW BIG YOU ARE!!!!!!! Really Thanks, and Moment of Surrender just.....your voice....it sounds like if all of you were in kind of celestial moment.THANK YOU FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!
dreamgirl - 31 March, 2011
Amazed
I still can't believe what happend last night! I still can't believe I got to the Inner Circle!! All those ours under the sun, standing, waiting truly paid off!! You guys rocked! Thank you, thank you, thank you from a girl living where the streets have no name. Thanks for coming to mi city. ♥♥♥
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