by Christina Dimitrova, Sofia Echo
There is a belief that if you leave a piece of paper with your wish in a crack in the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, it will come true.
When my mother went to Israel eight years ago to visit a friend, I gave her a handful of wishes to stick in the cracks in the wall. I don't remember everything I wished for back then, but I recall that one of them was to see a U2 concert.
Eight years after she put my wish into the wall, it finally came true.
On July 5 2005, in Chorzow, Poland, I finally saw Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. play in front of 70 000 ecstatic fans from Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and some Russian-speaking country.
I will not go into details about getting to Chorzow -- that is another tale -- I will only say that it was a train trip from hell.
After two days of travelling on various trains throughout Central Europe, I was convinced that someone or something was putting our faith on trial.
Chorzow turned out to be a nice clean little town in the mining countryside of Poland, near Krakow, which has a big stadium, and the local promoters manage to attract big names.
It seemed, however, that U2 was the biggest by far.