Far Away So Close in Gothenburg

1 Aug 200912
Electrical Storm, Stay and New Years Day are in the set for the second night in Gothenburg - a bit special as each of them have hardly been played before on the tour.
Beautiful night of white flags again, these Swedish fans really know how to make a rock'n'roll show into a theatre. (Interesting aside: due to the low end of the Ullevi Stadium, tonight's show (as you can see from out photo above) was enjoyed by about 2000 people outside the venue - people cooking burgers and selling beers. a street party on the freeway!)
Inside or outside the venue, what were your favourite moments ? Add them below, here's the set-list to remind you of another special night in Sweden.

No Line On The Horizon
Get On Your Boots
Beautiful Day
New Years Day
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Stay (Far Away So Close)
Unknown Caller
Electrical Storm
City of Blinding Lights
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Remix)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Pride (In The Name of Love)
Walk On
Where The Streets Have No Name
With Or Without You
Moment of Surrender

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I recently moved to Sweden from the U.S. and I had always wanted to see U2 in Europe and man they did not dissapoint!! I was at the Friday show in Gothenburg and It was amazing I didn't want it to end! Thank You guys for making my first U2 European Show the Best!! I hope you guys come back this way!!
I was there and it was a great show.
was the climax to this show - incredible! Would have loved to hear more from the JT era though. And there's something 'less punchy' about the sound compared to the proscenium stage though. Please play Bad and Running at Wembley!
Flying high under a blood-red sky
Thanks for two greats shows in Gothenburg. Loved the little bit of "She´s a mystery to me" in the end of "One" on Friday, and that they actually played "New Years day" on Saturday AWESOME!!!
The show on saturday was really great the U2 show I have ever seen. But the show on friday was not good. What happened on friday?? But the saturday show in Gothenburg was magic. But no Bad in Gothenbrg.. Bi dissapointment.
Absolutely Fabulous!!!!
The Saturday night show in Gothenburg was an outstanding show!! U2 totally rule the arena-rock biz today!!! I loved what me and my kids experienced last night!!! Thanks a million!!! Heart, soul, conviction, wonderful songs, showmanship, scenic wizardry...everything was in place and the synergic effect of all this was pure excellence!!
Fantasic nights
Thanks U2 to give us 2 amazing nights in gothenburg. Crowd was awesome, white flags everywhere. See you again....
What a show, what a scene, what an experience! Thank you for a wonderful night in Sweden, hope to see you guys soon in Denmark!?
Dream come true
Ever since I was 21 (I'm 29 now), I only wanted 2 things in life and one was to be at a U2 concert. It finally happened! Flew all the way from Belgium and it was amazing! Bono said: "Thank you for helping us build this dream". Well: I'd like to say: "Thank you for making my dream come true! Can't wait to see you in London!
Bullseye! New Years Day and Electrical Storm in the same set!! What an unbelievable show - you gave us everything you had - it was beautiful, awe inspiring and you are the best. see you in London!!!
Gabi Guimaraes
"Electrical Storm" is back! It was about time! :P Beautiful song...
Great set list! New Years Day!! Can't wait to hear it @ Wembley Aug. 14th & 15th!!!! Luv U2!!!!!!
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