Guus Bosman

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U2 in Madison Square Garden

U2 in the Madison Square Garden, October 7th 2005.We were at the Madison Square Garden around 19:00 o'clock -- a bit early but we didn't want to miss anything!

We had electronic tickets that we bought back in March, so we used a printed piece of paper to get in the theater. Our seats were on the second ring, looking at the stage from the back side.

It was very nice to enter the main theater of the Madison Square Garden. We took some drinks and at 20:00 the support act started: Keane, a British band. They played a number of their hit-singles, including Somewhere Only We Know and gave a very nice performance. Their piano player was extremely energetic.

The lead singer, Tom Chaplin mentioned a number of times how happy they were to be the support-act for U2, and everytime he mentioned the name "U2" the audience started cheering.

After Keane left the stage, a large crew came on stage and moved everything around. About 10 people climbed upstairs, to the lights and cameras, and after a while they left the stage and the lights went off.

U2 came on stage! The show started with City of Blinding Lights, a song from How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, U2's latest album. It's a very powerful song and a great way to start the concert.

There were so many great songs... a lot of songs from the latest album, but also many "oldies" such as Elevation and Where The Streets Have No Name.

There were two songs that I thought stood out: Stuck In A Moment, in a beautiful acoustic performance, and Fast Cars, at the end of the concert.

Suffice it to say that it was an incredible experience and we had a great time. We were singing and dancing pretty much throughout the entire concert (so was the entire audience). The concert was over around 23:30 o'clock.

U2 in the Madison Square Garden, October 7th 2005.

The podium.

Where the streets have no name.

Where the streets have no name.

Bono.

Bono.

The Edge.

The Edge.

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Guus, ik ben een beetje jaloers...
Sinds de jaren 80 hebben we elk U2-concert in België gezien (jaja, we zijn altijd bij die gelukkigen geweest die een ticket van hun uitverkochte shows wisten te bemachtigen).
Dit jaar hebben we onze 10-jarige zoon voor de eerste keer meegenomen, en spijtig genoeg was dit het enige U2 concert dat ooit tegengevallen is: het was in het Koning Boudewijnstadion, en ondanks het feit dat we de duurste tickets hadden, was de acoustiek werkelijk oerslecht. :-(
Maar ach, volgende keer beter! En we hopen dat we ze dan eens in Amerika aan het werk kunnen zien. Wat kosten zo'n tickets trouwens ginder?
Ik geloof dat we hier zo'n 250 euro uitgaven voor 3 personen.

En ben jij nog een broekie zeg, als ik af moet gaan op wat jij 'oldies' noemt! Hahaha!

Elke
http://kastelke.blogspot.com/

Ha Guus!

Een beetje jaloers ben ik ook wel. Madison Square Garden! Blij dat je genoten hebt. Fast cars ken ik niet, Ga ik eens opzoeken.

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