Gogme United

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    Pinkpop 1981
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    Amsterdam 2017
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  1. Gogme United

    Amsterdam Live Thread #U2eiTour

    I you start saving now, you can book a room in the Amstel next time they're around 🙂
  2. Gogme United

    Amsterdam Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Here's my review:
    Maybe the time is right, maybe tonight Since 1981 I haven’t missed a single U2 Tour in The Netherlands and with all European gigs the Experience & Innocence concerts in Amsterdam were number 39 and 40 on my list. The first night was great, I managed to avoid a lot of spoilers and was quite surprised with the new screen, the visuals and the sound off course. That day brought my both long-life loves together as the famous Ajax football club played a home game in the Johan Cruijff ArenA after which it was just a few steps to the Ziggo Dome to see my favorite band. On Monday I felt a bit worn out, it’s not just the band that’s getting older, and dragged myself to the venue to get a decent spot on the floor. When we entered the railing outside of the Red Zone was still available, so that mission was accomplished and I could see the second night from a whole other perspective. Since the beginning of the European leg of this tour the band was quite consistent in the setlist, a few minor changes from the first to the second night, but some new songs were added and they’re great. Especially the less famous Achtung Baby songs like ‘Who’s gonna ride your wild horses’, ‘Zoo Station’ a full band 'Stay' and off course ‘Acrobat’ were a delight to hear again. The songs of the last album blended in perfectly and other highlight like ‘Elevation’, ‘Beautiful Day’ and ‘Vertigo’ are always great. ‘Pride’ was another highlight, because a small stage was setup in both Red Zones and I was just a meter away from my favorite band member Adam Clayton! Another highlight is the new arrangement of ‘New Years’ Day’ where a long forgotten lyric came back: ‘Maybe the time is right, maybe tonight?’ And the answer to that question is yes, these were great nights and hopefully the last words of Bono aren’t another ‘we have to dream it all up again’ message... If so, we're still up for a 30th anniversary of the ZOO TV Tour in about four years.
  3. Gogme United

    Amsterdam Live Thread #U2eiTour

    One of the highlights of tonight was Bono talking about the mayor of Amsterdam and asked the audience what her name is, some girl tried to shout her name, but Bono couldn't hear it, so he threw his microphone to her so she could say her name: 'Femke Halsema' on which Bono responded that you want to pronounce that in the right way 🙂
  4. Gogme United

    Amsterdam Live Thread #U2eiTour

    If you're still looking for tickets for tonight or tomorrow night, head over to Ticketmaster: https://www.ticketmaster.nl/artist/u2-tickets/2257
  5. Gogme United

    Amsterdam Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Numbers are out, it's up to 166 right now.
  6. Gogme United

    Amsterdam Live Thread #U2eiTour

    If you guys need any info on Amsterdam, public transport, places to visit and so on, please visit my post: For those that have tickets for the first night, be aware that Ajax (our famous football team) is playing a home game in the Johan Cruijff ArenA (formerly known as Amsterdam ArenA), which is next to Ziggo. The match starts at 16:45 and will end approximately at 18:30, so it can be quite crowded in that area and on the train station Bijlmer/ArenA. I'm really excited as I will get my both loves, Ajax and U2, on the same day at the same area 🙂
  7. As in every other city Ticketmaster is selling additional tickets for both U2 shows in Amsterdam right now. I even managed to get my hands on a GA ticket, maybe more will pop up, so just visit the Ticketmaster site and hit refresh 🙂
  8. Gogme United

    Need any info on Amsterdam?

    Since I'm an inhabitant of Amsterdam and we are all ride our bicycles I don't have any knowledge about Uber, what I do know is that you guys have to be extra careful taking a taxi. A lot of taxi drivers are ok and are member of decent companies, but there's a lot that work on their own and try to rip their customers off. Never ever take a taxi on the airport that is offered to you by someone in the terminal, just take the official queue at the stand. The all-in-one transport card is really useful, maybe better than the I Amsterdam card, but that all depends on the number of museums and other attractions you're planning to visit. Like I said you can even buy a ticket including train to/from the airport, but you can buy a single ticket on the train station. If you love to walk and explore try to stay out of the city Centre and visit neighbourhoods like 'Oud-West' (where the 'Hallen' are), from there you can easily walk into the Vondelpark and discover Oud-Zuid (South). Finally: when planning to see a museum, especially the Anne Frank House, be aware of huge queues that can be avoided by pre booking. Just visit the website and check it out. Enjoy Amsterdam, I know I do 🙂
  9. So the tour has hit Europe and I wonder if this AR-App is still valid for these gigs as the opening song changed to The Blackout.
  10. Gogme United

    Need any info on Amsterdam?

    Giethoorn is quite far away, I think there's plenty to see and do around Amsterdam. Here's one insiders tip: take the ferry on the back of Central Station towards NDSM werf and you'll end up in a great area where a huge ship dock used to be. Now all kinds of nice restaurants and bars can be found, there's even a beach! Or take a train to Zandvoort, it's about half an hour to the beach.
  11. Gogme United

    Berlin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    A great sign. Cool story, I'm glad I took my daughter to a couple of shows (Vertigo and 360), maybe they were more suitable for newbies, but the experience to be so close to the action is great too.
  12. Gogme United

    Berlin Live Thread #U2eiTour

    So, how was your daughter's first U2 concert?
  13. Gogme United

    Need any info on Amsterdam?

    You're welcome. And well, I've got a Swedish girlfriend...
  14. Gogme United

    Need any info on Amsterdam?

    First of all, you can take a train directly to the Venue, the station you need is called Amsterdam Bijlmer/ArenA, it's 10 minutes walk (around the stadium) towards the Ziggo Dome. In the Ziggo Dome they have lockers to store your luggage, but be aware that if they aren't available anymore you cannot enter the venue. If you're traveling from Amsterdam Central station you can take the metro 54 to Bijlmer ArenA, it's about 20 minutes. Or you can take a train towards Bijlmer ArenA. About tickets: there are tickets available for both train into Amsterdam and public transport in Amsterdam for a number of days, you can choose. Useful links: https://www.ns.nl/en (Dutch railroads, or SJ as they're called in Sverige) and https://en.gvb.nl (Amsterdam public transport company)