Oct 9 2015
Barcelona, ES / Palau Sant Jordi

Beautiful Night in Barcelona
'Don't let it get away...' Fifteen years after release and fresh as ever. 

'You're on the road but you've got no destination
You're in the mud, in the maze of her imagination
You love this town even if it doesn't ring true
You've been all over and it's been all over you...'

As fresh as ever, Beautiful Day, fifteen years to the day since release. Pretty great show again tonight and as Bono put it, 'We love your city, we love your country...

Felt like the feeling was mutual right from the get go.

'This is great, we should do this every Friday night... We can be like the house band in Palau Sant Jordi... every Friday night.
'We've been getting out and about in your home town, some eating, some drinking… and then some repenting for the drinking at Sagrada Família. That was a beautiful church to have been in... spectacular.'

Also some cycling into the country, along the beach… and some watching of the football, as Ireland qualified for next year's European championships, beating Germany, the World Cup holders. 'A very historic event happened… and we had to go back to the pub.'

Something extra special about Invisible tonight, the way the show kicks off again, how you don't know where the band are playing from… until they become visible.

'I know I've said it before,' tweeted @AllyahsWorld, about to say it again, 'But seriously, I am crazy in love with Invisible!! It's just written so beautifully. Right?'
And 'Those house lights,' added @ClaytonsKitten, 'The feeling never fails to move me. I AM NOT INVISIBLE I AM HERE.'

Wearing a tinsel halo, an 'angel of Barcelona' was up on stage for Mysterious Ways and to send Desire out around the universe. 'All this technology so we can get close to our people.'

And then a surprise.  'OK Edge, what do you want now?' Ok, we don't play this one every night...'
'Whoa,' noted @AlwaysU2, 'The Lads bust out Volcano for Barcelona!' 

And Bono becomes one with the audience, crowd-surfing along the i stage.

Back after 9 shows, and only the third time in Europe, that's its tenth performance since release on Songs of Innocence - including a TV debut for Later With Jools Holland.  (Thanks @U2gigs). 

Not to forget 'Bullet', The Edge channelling something even more powerful than usual.

'The Edge, in "Bullet", transforms himself into a heavy metal guitarist...What a sound.' (@U2Memes)

'Edge's guitar at the end of Bullet,' added @rossgperry,  'Has sooo much atmosphere!'

Bono noticed: 'What is going on with The Edge - that was pretty special.'

Did we say it was fifteen years to the day since Beautiful Day first arrived?  That's a song that never stops giving. 

Maybe you agree?  If you were at the show tonight, add your own comments and post your  photos here.

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Perfect 3rd night in Barcelona
It was awesome to watch them playing again.Everything was perfect and I'll remind that night as one of the happiest of my life.Thanks U2 for making me happy every day
Great show un Barcelona
Even better... than ever! Until the end...of my life, thank you guys! Please... never stop playing!
Bono eats Barcelona
Vulcano. Bono goes to the public. He wants to eat Barcelona. And Barcelona wants to devore him.
Great concert
We will sure repeat as soon as you return to Madrid
The unforgettable innocent experience...
The concert was fantastic. It was the unforgettable innocent experience... ;-)
COME ON!!!!!!
When is Meerkat ever going to work properly
Poland :-)
Will anybody from Poland be on the concert tomorrow?
Walk On!
I always think that one of the most difficult jobs on earth is the one that choose the playlist for the next show... Imposible to decide!! So many "must" songs.... But please, never forget "Walk On", I still remember that night in Barcelona August 2001... Same place, incredible moments!
Getting nervous!!!
Stuck in a Moment would be great!!!! And you should consider bringing back again those One & Unchained melody played together. Simply marvelous!!!! I can practice with my guitar if you decide picking me up to scene ;-) (Even drums, bass, with jomorrison or whatever... but my wife doesn´t allow me to sing)
Angel Of Harlem
My dream should be to play with you Angel of Harlem, in tribute of the Godmother of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe who's died one October 9
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