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U2 - 360° Tour 1st leg: Europe

2009-08-14: Wembley Stadium, London - England

( other U2 shows at this location )

<<< 2009-08-10 - Zagreb | 2009-08-15 - London >>>


Review

2009-08-16 - Disappointed submitted by Geoff Greening

ACCESS TO HOSPITALITY SUITE

Our concert tickets were on Level 3 in Block 232. The Hospitality suite(Bobby Moore Room) was on Level 2 adjacent to Block 141, which was on the other side of the stadium.

This meant that every time we wanted to get a drink (as part of the package) we had to hike from one side of the stadium to the other. Which isn't really what the holder of a VIP ticket should expect. Basically it meant that we missed most of the support acts.

One of the biggest problems which we encountered was that the Wembley staff were only interested in guiding us to our seats and were not interested/ or did not know about our VIP passes.

When we attempted to get to the Bobby Moore hospitality suite different stewards were sending us in ever decreasing circles. It was quite obvious that they did not know that a Hospitality suite existed.

Once the concert had finished we were then entitled to use the hospitality suite until 11.30pm. However, the stewards ushered My wife and myself out of the stadium with the rest of the crowd and would not permit us gain access to the Hospitality suite, despite us showing our VIP cards. We ended up outside of the stadium and could not get back in. We ended up leaving having not been able to reap the benefits of the package, which we had paid for.

THE CONCERT

The stage had been set up at the West end of the stadium using up about one third of the pitch. The stage made the shape of an overhead dome on four legs. We were sat behind the stage with one of the legs completely obscuring our view of the band. This was, what I can only describe as a cheap seat ticket.

The sound was distorted to the extent that the lyrics could not be heard clearly. In comparison we had seen Take That at Wembley 5 weeks earlier and the clarity of the sound was far better.

Powerful floodlights were in constant use behind the band shining out to the sides, straight into our faces. The power was so bright that it was blinding. We could not see the stage nor could we see the screen above when they were in operation.

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