Max Tsukino, November 3, 2018 in 3Arena, Dublin, IE
I never did make it over to Europe to see any shows from the second leg, and that's too bad, because the set list was even stronger than in the first leg (except for the fact that they ditched "Red Flag Day" toward the end of the second leg). But I retain a measure of satisfaction simply from having had my wish granted this year, of finally seeing "Acrobat" performed live after all these years of imagining it.
I hope that the next tour does not depend on an album release, since the lads are notoriously slow about putting out new albums. I'd be down for a tour of "Achtung Baby 30" (even though they already played many "Achtung Baby" songs in the European leg this year).
For Berlin this week, I hope they add at least one unexpected song during the encore.
Show 3 - Nov 9th - Only 22 hours in the Irish capital and what a 22 hours!. The adrenaline from the roller coaster of the flight and landing didn't die down. We saw quite a few familiar faces from the show at the O2 2 weeks earlier in the Gibson Hotel bar and had a great chat with KO (the legend behind PinkAdam) and I snapped up one of her limited edition prints, before heading back out to the howling wind and rain at 6:30 as the doors opened; having decided we wouldn't queue given the weather and it seemed we weren't alone to make that call, as there wasn't a queue at all for entrance 1! Into the arena and we managed to get within a single person at the barrier for the E stage!
What a group of amazing people from all over the world to watch the show with; in front of me Mexico, Argentina. to my left Spain and the US, to my right more from the US and 2 local guys from Dublin; sharing band and concert stories before the blackout began
The narrative alongside Dirty Day was incredible, almost as incredible as Edge's guitar on The Fly (wow he was on fire). we jumped, we sang. what an amazing night.
Completed the trip with a walk round to Hanover Quay Studio, before heading back to the airport and home.
Thanks to the band and thanks to those around us.
Just watched the footage of Dirty Day...NOW I understand why everyone wants to see the band in Dublin. Can't believe there's only one more show to go...
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