Wednesday, 2 November 2011

U2 show in Roma

8th october 2010 - U2 show, Stadio Olimpico - Roma (Something to remember)

More than a year has passed, trying to stole hours or even minutes to everyday life to tell about an amazing day. U2 were in Roma for their 360° tour, and two days before the show I was contacted by ONE International: they were looking for volunteers. It was a great opportunity to me, infact I already were losing hope to see that show.
ONE is a campaign and advocacy organisation with more than 2 million members around the world, that were co-founded by Bono and other campaigners.  They are nonpartisan and work to mobilise public opinion in support of tested and proven programs to fight poverty.  
"Meeting at 12 noon at gate a4 on Viale dei Gladiatori. See you then!"
So, I staid at the Stadio Olimpico from 12 noon until the end of the show; it was tiring, but fantastic at the same time.
We were about 20 volunteers, and basically we had to sign up new members .
Of course all the people I met there, they were great fan of U2: so it was funny to me to assist to all the crazy behaviour of them: the same things, I'd have do at a PG show, without PG. I adore U2 music of course, I think they're absolutely great, the best rock band in the world, but I'm not a fan this way  :-) 

Some shots I took during the soundcheck:

In the evening, the Stadio Olimpico was full!
And we were in the middle of it all!!!

It's time to start!

Lights are still turned on

Running Bono:


During 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For', all people attending to the show did a very beautiful choreography, representing an italian flag, an Irish flag, and the word 'ONE'. Bono appeared sincerely moved.

If one could use only one song for tell about all this show, I think this would be: 'Elevation'

It was all so incredible.........


  1. Great photos! It must have been an impressive experience. I'm not a big fan U2, but concerts like this have an effect on so many levels. So it would have been a pleasure to participate.

    Br. Pegasus

  2. Ah, there it is...

    Yes, amazing it was. Your report brings back the feeling, more than two years passed since I had the opportunity to see those guys. Wonderful report of yours (as usual).

    If I had to choose one song it would be "Ultraviolet", that burnt deep to my brain since then. By the way: There is a nice new version of Ultraviolet done by The Killers, perhaps you like that one (or one of the other songs), too:

    Many greetings


  3. Thank you very much for your kind comments!
    Very interesting link, Andreas! Thank you!!