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Historical shows (Live Aid 85, Sarajevo 97, Chile etc.)


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Hi everybody! Have some of you attended the Live Aid in 1985; the Sarajevo gig during the war in 1997 or the show in Chile when U2 made the Mothers of the Disappeared come on stage or any other shows that was somehow linked to History? If you were, can you tell about it? How was it? What did you feel? Can't wait reading your stories

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Oh Gosh ! Even better ! How did you manage to get that chance ? The audience surely was not huge there

It was truly a "right place at the right time" kind of moment. Was living in London at the time and had heard noises of the possibility and hung out for the day. If I remember correctly, there were about 5000 of us there on the streets watching it.

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I was at the "Dream it all up again show" in Dublin in 1989.  As a 15 year old I didn't realise at the time the significance of what Bono was saying. They were great shows and truly were the end of an era......and also the beginning of something really special.

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I don't know if you can count this as a historic concert, but I was in Istanbul in 2010. If I am not mistaken, this is the first (and so far the last) time, when U2 play in Muslim country. 

On this concert they also played "Mothers of the Disappeared", together with Ömer Zülfü Livaneli (Turkish musician, author, poet, and politician). "Mothers of the Disappearedwas dedicated to Fehmi Tosun, an ethnic Kurd who disappeared after being arrested in 1995 (probably killed by the state police). 

The day before the concert, U2 had a meeting with State Minister of Turkey Hayati Yazıcıeach at the Bosporus Bridge, which symbolize the connection between two worlds - Europe and Asia.

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I don't know if you can count this as a historic concert, but I was in Istanbul in 2010. If I am not mistaken, this is the first (and so far the last) time, when U2 play in Muslim country. 

On this concert they also played "Mothers of the Disappeared", together with Ömer Zülfü Livaneli (Turkish musician, author, poet, and politician). "Mothers of the Disappearedwas dedicated to Fehmi Tosun, an ethnic Kurd who disappeared after being arrested in 1995 (probably killed by the state police). 

The day before the concert, U2 had a meeting with State Minister of Turkey Hayati Yazıcıeach at the Bosporus Bridge, which symbolize the connection between two worlds - Europe and Asia.

Oh this is very interesting indeed. Can we talk about it in PM? I send you the message right now to explain why

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