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U2 - Vertigo Tour 5th leg: The Pacific

2006-11-10: Telstra Stadium, Sydney - New South Wales

( other U2 shows at this location )

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2006-11-10 - Long lines but well, well worth the wait!!!!!!!! submitted by Beck Hedges

It had been a long build up to the concert - 17hours lining up for tickets and then the long postponement,but it had finally arrived. We had general admission tickets so we arrived about 4pm to try and get reasonably close. We drove from the Gold Coast and parked on the roadside, no cost for parking but about a 10min walk. Once inside the precinct we signed some petitions and then made our way around to the gate. I had my camera checked then we proceeded to the huge, very slow line-up to get in. It took about 70mins, 1 bag check and a pat down by security before we were inside. We did not have our food or water taken off us (as I have heard from others), we only had to remove to lids from all our bottles. We made our way down to the front and found a great spot stage right, on the fence with only 1 row of people in front of us (tall people unfortunately). Being their so early was great but it was a long wait.

I was a bit shocked when Kanye West came on at 6:30pm, because I had been told by Ticketmaster that morning that he would start at 7:30 and U2 at 8:45pm. Kanye West was great. I'm not a huge fan, but the songs I knew were performed well with a great backup singer and a small group of violins and cellos.

After Kanye a man came out to explain that U2 was ready but many people were still trying to get into the stadium so they would be a little late. Finally at about 8:30pm they came on stage. It was an amazing concert. I have been to many concerts by big bands, but this was my first U2 concert. It was by far the best visually i have ever seen. The lighting was spectacular. I don't know if it was intentional but a lot of the lighting looked like aboriginal artwork and i thought it was absolutely beautiful. It was almost overwhelming as we were so close and I often found myself looking at the lights and screens when the guys were standing on stage only 20metres from me.

I felt the set list was perfect. I had two songs that i desperately wanted to hear, Where The Streets Have No Name and Until the End of The World, both of which they played. The rest of the songs were great. Bono changed his political speeches to relate to Australia, talking about David Hicks and Amnesty International and there wasn't as much political bits as I was expecting. I was probably most impressed by 'Miss Sarajevo'. Bono did that so well and the whole crowd seemed mesmerised. The crowd was absolutely amazing, with the band often stopping just to listen to everyone singing.

I always think that bands enjoy themselves during concerts and they all seem to love what they do. But U2 just seemed so happy to be there. Bono always had a huge grin on his face and jumped around like an excited kid the whole time. It was so nice to see and I've had heaps of comments from others saying they were surprised how excited he got.

Overall it rates easily as the best concert I have ever been to and haven't stopped singing U2 since. We lined up for an hour after the concert for shirts and then got home about 2am. I have about 110 photos on my digital camera, many of which are really amazing. A concert I will never forget. If they ever come again, I'll be first in line for tickets.


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