Opening Act(s): The Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand
Vertigo, I Will Follow, The Electric Co., Elevation, New Year's Day, Beautiful Day, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, City Of Blinding Lights, Miracle Drug, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, Love And Peace Or Else, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bullet The Blue Sky, Miss Sarajevo, Pride (In The Name Of Love), Where The Streets Have No Name, One. Encore(s): Zoo Station, The Fly, With Or Without You, All Because Of You, Yahweh, Vertigo.
Bono once again sings snippets of 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings' and 'See Me, Feel Me' during The Electric Co. Beautiful Day ends with a bit of 'Here Comes The Sun.'
40,000 quiver at Anoeta stadium with U2
The Irish band combined music, sight, and protests against world hunger and in favour of peace. Bono managed to win the affection of the spectators by singing "Uno, dos, tres... catorce" in Basque.
U2 did not let spectators down. The Irish band showed its talent at Anoeta stadium of Donostia-San Sebastián. With red and black colours standing out in the stage design, Bono and his band made 40,000 spectators quiver last night.
Instead of starting "Vertigo" song with "Uno, dos, tres... catorce", Bono opted for "Bat, bi, hiru... hamalau", its analogue in Basque, a way to receive the spectators in each of the concerts the band is giving.
It was nearly 22:00 p.m., but that was not the only knowing wink to the Basque audience as many articles of the Human Rights appeared on screen written in Basque.
From that moment on, U2 performed songs from its last album How to dismantle an atomic bomb but also many of its most famous songs such as "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "Where the streets have no name", "Still haven't found what I'm looking for" and "With or without you", combined with others more recent but not less popular such as "Beautiful day" or "Elevation".
The concert became a protest act in which messages against poverty and in favour of peace and solidarity didn't fail to appear. Bono told spectators to send a text message writing Africa in it to a certain number to collect money for that continent.
But, above all, the concert was a spectacle full of lights and sounds. A music superproduction with technical display. No one will forget U2's concert last night at Anoeta stadium, especially the youth who came out to stage and danced with Bono for a few seconds.
After two hours and a half, U2 left an excellent taste in the spectators' mouth.
If rumours going round Donostia-San Sebastián are true, Rolling Stones could be playing next year at Anoeta stadium.
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