The Anoeta stadium, home of Real Sociedad, has spent four days getting ready for the arrival of U2 which begins on Sunday in San Sebastian, where 50,000 spectators are expected.
U2 has conquered the 45,000 spectators gathered at the Anoeta stadium in Donostia-San Sebastian. A giant circular stage, which surpassed in height the stands of the stadium, waiting for Bono and his men, who have come out to play after 22:00 hours. After one of the unreleased songs the band has been presenting in the second part of this tour (“The return of the stingray guitar), Bono was greeted with a terse” What! ” and has become the classic “Beautiful Day.” Then the singer has put the public in the pocket “Kaixo, We Know That We Are in the mystical San Sebastian!” (Kaixo”we know we are in San Sebastian mystical”).
”What time is it in the world?”(”What time is it in the world?”) Was the phrase repeated throughout the concert Bono. They have also been high when the winks and the clocks on the big screen, and has been at the end of the concert when the singer has revealed the answer to the question:”It’s show time!”(”Is !”). showtime The stage seemed from another planet, and references to space have been constant. Even been able to hear the words of a member of the International Space Station.
Although it was cold in Anoeta (about 12 degrees), the atmosphere was heated at times. The singer has been very close to the public and has even invited a fan to sing with him onstage. As is customary in the Dublin quartet’s concerts, have not missed the claims of human rights. With “Sunday Bloody Sunday” Bono has agreed Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi and Tehran, while in “Walk On” have appeared on stage Amnesty International members, holding lamps in their hands. Before the song “One” also has projected a video of the priest and peace activist Desmond Tutu South Africa. During the concert, Bono also recalled a couple of times the first vezque the band played together (34 years ago at the home of the parents deLarry Mullen Jr, Dublin).
At times have tried to caption the words of the leader of U2, but has not gone as expected, since the translation has appeared with many typographical errors and with only a few words translated into Castilian.
As expected, the staging was spectacular and U2 have performed 25 songs. Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton have presented the themes of his album No Line on the Horizon, in addition to scrutinizing the classics of his 30 year career (“Walk On,” “Get on your boots,” “MLK”, “Where the Streets Have noname “,” One “or” Spanish Eyes “, who first played desdeagosto 2001). “With or Without You” and “Moment of Surrender” were the last songs of the night in a two-hour concert accurate.
This was U2’s third visit to Donostia-San Sebastian, after the concerts of May 14, 1992 and August 9, 2005.