July 16, 2005 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Arena


Opening Act(s): Athlete, Snow Patrol


Vertigo, I Will Follow, The Electric Co., Elevation, New Year's Day, Beautiful Day, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, 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-All You Need Is Love, One-Unchained Melody. Encore(s): Zoo Station, The Fly, With Or Without You, All Because Of You, Original Of The Species, Yahweh, 40.


Bono brings a big male fan on stage for Beautiful Day, who lifts up and carries Bono. Miss Sarajevo is played for the first time since PopMart Sarajevo, 1997. Bono sings Pavarotti's operatic verse and draws loud cheers as he hits each note. Bono sings a bit of 'All You Need Is Love' after 'Streets'. Terry Lawless, U2's usually 'hidden' keyboardist, joins the band on stage for Original Of The Species. That song and 40 are played for only the 2nd time in Europe this tour.


It was extraodinary, mindblowing, elevated.
Bono talked on and on. And his back...and more. The voice which produced the operapart of Miss Sarajevo was not from this earth. It looked like it was not even his own. Everyone seemed to be silenced and just gazed at each other thinking: what did we hear just now.
It was a peace of soulful heaven. The gates of heaven closed again with 40.

The show was amazing and enlighting. The sound was not the best. The closed Arena didn't help the sound. But the show itself paid off. Great moments I have lived!

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