U2 – Twickenham Stadium

I went see U2 a couple of weeks ago, for their Joshua Tree anniversary tour. It was such a beautiful day and they put on a show like I’ve never seen before. The stadium is really easy to get to from the station and there is also a car park close by. I loved the walk down seeing people opening up their driveways into food stalls, the atmosphere was already great! I found it easy getting into the stadium, after recent happenings I would recommend taking as little as possible with you. No bag means you can cut straight through the queue!

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The stadium is packed with bars and food stands. Only disappointment is the smell of the loos while you are queuing for a drink.. As we walked into the standing area I was blown away by the size of the background screen. The screen was curved and had the Joshua Tree incorporated into it.

It wasn’t long until the support came out. Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds were fantastic. The played a few of their songs and the recent single. However when he played some Oasis classics the crowd went wild. A great set to start the show!

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The staging for U2 had a walkway which meant we weren’t far from the band at all. When they came out to Sunday Bloody Sunday they were so close to us. After a couple of songs the screen kicked in. The HD videos it played changed for each song. Driving through the Desert, photos of people in war, inspirational women through the ages. As well as the Joshua Tree album they added in a few extras like Vertigo.

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Highlights of the set were Where the Streets Have No Name, Beautiful Day and Elevation. One lucky girl went on stage for Mysterious Ways. As well as the prerecorded visuals playing they also used a live camera too.

It really was an incredible show and I will definitely be looking out for tickets in the future!

 

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