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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Bono Quotes Croatian Poet Gundulić At Sold Out Concert In Zagreb

U2 Hold Spectacle Of The Decade In Zagreb

"Oh beatiful, oh dear, oh sweet freedom" - Bono Vox quoted Croatian author Gundulic during U2's sold-out show in Zagreb.


U2 have conquered Zagreb, Croatia. Unprecedented and original spectacle in Maksimir stadium was thrown by Bono Vox and his good Irish lads of U2. Over 60,000 people sang along with the band for over two hours, including both older hits and songs from the latest album “No Line On The Horizon”.

- Oh beautiful, oh dear, oh sweet freedom – Bono Vox quoted Croatian author Ivan Gundulic to the delight of the sold-out stadium. He thanked everyone for hosting the group in the majestic country of a thousand islands. So many emotions poured down at this point along the space stage and stadium into “Beautiful Day”. Take a look at the attached photo gallery: U2 Hold Spectacle Of The Decade In Zagreb. - The next song means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Tonight, we want to play it for everyone in this region who`s had their warm hearts broken by cold ideas – Bono said announcing “One”.

 Ivan Gundulić, more information at

Featured on a Croatian Kuna currency note.

Over 130,00 fans showed up to attend the 2 concerts in Zagreb. The singer greeted the audience with many Croatian words and made an effort, learning many words. At one point, the big screen on the stage displayed a souvenir in front of Bono – Zagreb`s Cathedral. Watch the attached video of U2`s performance: U2 Hold Spectacle Of The Decade In Zagreb. Proven humanitarian and musician, he could not miss the opportunity to remind his fans of the problems in Africa, Asia and all over the world. The entire stadium sang “Happy Birthday” for guitar player Edge`s 48 th birthday, while after singing the verse for the second time, Bono opened a bottle of champagne and toasted to his friend (who was born on August 8).

 Outside Maksimir Stadium before the concert.

Writer Miljenko Jergovic was in the crowd, watching the concert with his wife, singing and dancing, just like the whole stadium. - This has to be experienced, heard and seen. A beautiful concert and excellent U2 – Miljenko Jergovic said. Take a look at the attached photo gallery: U2 Thrill Zagreb`s Sold-Out Stadium. After the concert, sounds of U2 resounded in the night, while fans continued soaking their throats with beer and singing the band`s greatest hits in many cafes near the stadium.

U2`s set list included: Breathe, No Line On The Horizon, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Beautiful Day, Elevation, One, Until The End Of The World, Stay (Faraway, So Close!), Unknown Caller, The Unforgettable Fire, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride (In The Name Of Love), MLK, Walk On, Where the Streets Have No Name. Three encore songs were Ultraviolet (Light My Way), With Or Without You and Moment Of Surrender.

U2 performing "Beautiful Day" at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb

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