U2360° TOUR

Apr 9 2011
Sao Paulo, BR / Estadio Morumbi
with Muse

'Trem das Onze', a samba composition by Adoniran Barbosa, was playing ahead of the band's arrival on stage tonight. It's one of the most famous of all Brazilian songs but when it gave way to 'Space Oddity' finally Brazil knew that U2 were heading to the stage and before we knew it we were all caught up in 'Even Better Than The Real Thing'.

'Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo...' Bono sang, the whole stadium grateful that there was no rain coming down as the first of three shows here got underway.'Even Better', already in contention for the best opening track of the tour to date, led into I Will Follow and then 'Boots, two tracks written thirty years apart but you'd never know it from the reaction of this super-passionate audience. Phenomenal sound from all around.

We've had some mixed weather in Sao Paulo today but it was dry as the first of three shows in this city got underway, with spectacular shards of lightning in the sky illuminating a helicopter buzzing over the stadium.

'Wow! Thank you. Obrigado.' said Bono. 'Tonight is Saturday in Sao Paulo...'

Introductions to the band took a pizza twist with Bono describing himself as the pepperoni pizza, Adam as the banana pizza and Larry... 'No cheese, no tomato, no pastry, no pizza - we call him the good looking pizza. Larry Mullen on drums.'

An acoustic version of Stuck In A Moment made its way back into the set tonight, dedicated to Julian Lennon to whom the band led a rendition of Happy Birthday.

'We'd like to sing this song for a friend of ours, Julian Lennon...here's a song about friendship.'

With a stadium of Brazilians singing along word for word, it was a little bit spine-tingling, as was the poetry read by a young woman who made her way into the spotlight before Beautiful Day.

'We're so proud to be friends of Brazil,' said Bono, as, a beautiful night coming to a close, he paused to pay tribute to the people of this country and to President Dilma Rousseff. 'We salute you, we salute her.'

And then an incredibly touching moment with Moment of Surrender going out to those who lost their lives in the shooting at Tasso da Silveira school in Rio di Janeiro on Thursday.
' This has been a difficult time for Brazil... and what happened in Tasso da Silveira.
'We'd like to dedicate this to the children and the mothers and their families and the teachers and the people of Brazil.'

And as Moment of Surrender offered its beautiful benediction, the names of the children who lost their lives illuminated the giant screens around the stage. Unforgettable.

Were you at the opening show in Sao Paulo tonight? What was the moment you got stuck in, the moment you'll never surrender? Add your own reviews and upload your photos below.

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Larry never gets old
Larry! you are so cool!
best show ever
thank you for give me one of the best days of my life. You're the best. Come back soon!!!!!
Just like a dream
I owed my husband a U2 show for a long time. That was the moment. It was meant to be in São Paulo, April 9, 2011. We stared at the show! It was incredible! Unbelivable!!! Everything was great! But I have to confess the most memorable moment for me was when U2 left the stage. I desperately cried for several minutes. For a little bit more than 2 hours I saw my entire life pass by me in U2's songs. I still can figure it out... Thank you guys for being here! Zelia
April 9
It was incredible. A dream that came true. Have to say that go to a U2 presentation was wonderful. Thank's guys!!!!
The three tour was I see (all here in Brazil) and this time, I'll go on 3 concerts cuz every night it's a single and special night... ever. Opening with Even Better Than The Real Thing was amazing gift and I Will Follow too! A Special night with special 4 guys playing rock n roll!
Simple The Best
I watched the show in Dublin in 2009 at Croke Park. Now, saturday night i was there, at Morumbi... fantastic...The best band of the world
I was in the Saturday´s show. And it´s amazing. U2 is one of the best band in the world. Thanks and Come back soon!
There are no words to describe this show!! Thanks for the best birthday ever! Thanks for the music, smiles, tears and particularly the presence of you! It was amazing! Come back soon because we want more! Loooove you unconditionally!
Impossible to describe...
U2... In 2006 I could not find tickets available. I was out of Morumbi even with the beggining of the show, still trying to get a chance do enter. That day I made myself a promise: that next time you come, I would be there ANYWAY. And Thanks God, I could be there, on saturday. I can't describe what I felt. Every moment a surprise, a different emotion, a special song... Maybe "my moment" was Vertigo, because when I was out of the stadium that 2006, this was the song I'd heard from ther wishing to be inside! Thanks for all you are, for all you do every place you go. Now I can understand why people here lost many nights in front of the computer to get tickets to see you =)
Fã Clube Ultraviolet!
It was with great emotion that fan club members ultraviolet closely followed the show in Brazil of our stars U2! We arrived very early at the stadium, we could stay in the inner circle and it was nice being so close to this wonderful band!
The greatest spectacle I've ever seen!!! Thank you, guys!!! Come back soon!!!
Hi, Bono, The Edge! Adam, Larry! Hey guys, my name is Alex Diegas, I'm 29 years old, I'm a brazilian artist and since 1998 I'm a U2 fan! I did not watch your shows in 1998 and 2006, but now, during 360 tour, I got! Was amazing! I screamed a lot, jumped, all at same time! I and my girlfriend loved the U2 performance specially during the musics City Of Blinding Lights, Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me and Until The End Of the World and others! April 9 will be unforgettable, forever! Thanks for all, guys, you are the best! I will send some links with photos of this special day: Ticket on the stadium: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_diegas/5620873633/in/photostream I and her waiting for U2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_diegas/5620873639/in/photostream The planes reach the show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_diegas/5620873637/in/photostream
U2 is back!
Great way to start "working" in Brazil! The rain stopped just before the show, and soon U2 started to give us a magical night! Listen to Even Better Than The Real Thing for the first time in a show is a huge thing! One of the highlights of the night, with Magnificent, I Still Haven't Found and Where The Streets Have No Name! The fact is that U2 made every song a special song during the night, and I'm thankfull for that! It was the beginning of my U2 week, and what an incredible way to do it! Thank you U2 and crew! You rock!
It's hard to put in words what a U2 concert is. I watched the Vertigo tour back in 06,and that was my all-time favourite concert. It was so beautiful,like a concert should be. Then,the 360 tour came down to Brazil....I knew It was going to be something huge,but I only realized how huge it really was when I got to the stadium and saw the struture,the thousands of fans and I felt the unique energy that only a U2 concert brings. Then, the experience began! EVERYTHING was absolutely perfect,and I can't honestly choose one favourite moment....Everything was magical and special...City of blinding lights,where the streets have no name,walk on,help...just to name a couple! Perhaps,the moment I will always remember was during "with or without you" - the all-time love song - which I watched with the love of my life!!!!! I truly felt like Bono and the band were playing it only for us! Thanks again for the amazing night, for bringing so many special moments into people's lives and to make a positive difference in the world.
3rd time is the charm
It was my 3rd U2 concert .. and my 3rd thrill. Everything was impeccable as usual. Bono & Cia delivered all we're waiting for and more.
A fantastic concert
I went to Pop Mart concert in 1998 in São Paulo, it was amazing. But I have to consider that the 360º concert was the best musical experience I have passed by, no words to comment. The most fantastic moment in my opinion was when Bono sang "Help" and then "Where the streets have no name". All the audience took a ballon and set it free, Jesus!!! unbelievable!!! The atmosphere was incredible, it seemed that angels were in te stadium honoring the best rock band ever. Thank you, God, for that moment; thank you, U2, for existing im my life, thank you, my great friend and brother, Pedro Henrique, for exchanging those moments with me. Here we are in a picture of us, I'm on the left. Amandio Junior
Best Show Ever!
I was there apr 9 and 10,
so close!!!
A wonderful show
I am Brazilian and was in 9/4 the best show of my life! I can only thank you, U2, for making my dream, the dream of my mother and my boyfriend's true! This show is unforgettable! You guys are awesome! And thank you for I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For! See you soonKisses, Mayara Atineé.
Two Magnificent Nights
It was a dream that came true, I waited for 5 years and had the privilege to watch this awesome tour two nights. Heard all my favorite songs (if there was any it's not my favorite). I saw them so closet and heard their prefect performance. Won't ever forget this U2 weekend. Thank you.
Flavia Monat
I went to the 09 and 10 April shows. At first one I was inside the circle. The second I went to the field to see it from another angle. Each one gave me differents visions and emotions. But both were amazing. Congrats to the band, to the all U2 Team! You are the best. Unfortunately, on the other hand, the Sao Paulo prefecture was awfull. They don't know organize and prepare the city to an event like that. U2 = 1000. Sao Paulo City = 0.
Where the streets have no name and the b
Both shows were breathtaking. It's hard to finger the best momment, I really missed a mention of the ballons in the site review, though. The fans brought, blew and throw into the air and it was awesome. That was the momment he thanked us and said "obrigado". I'm sure they liked the idea the fan club had. We wanted to color the stadium with our flag colors. Unfortunately I've got no photos of this momment, but I'm sure there are some somewhere on the Net. I'll try to post one later. Claudia (from Rio)
Eu estava lá, pela terceira vez assistindo U2 NO BRASIL!!! E a cada show uma emoção maior, esse superou todos os ultimos. Parabéns U2 pela engajamento junto as causas humanitárias do mundo e do Brasil, parabéns BONO pela simplicidade e simpatia com o povo brasileiro e obrigado por nos trazer essas voz maravilhosa mais uma vez aos nossos ouvidos!!! Te amamos muito!!! I was there for the third time watching U2 IN BRAZIL! And each show a wonderful experience that surpassed all the past. Congratulations U2 by engagement with humanitarian causes in the world and Brazil, for simplicity BONO congratulations and sympathy to the Brazilian people and thank you for bringing us such wonderful voice again in our ears! We love you so much!
Best show ever
Thank you for one of the best moments of my life! This show is unforgettable, you really know how to make it!! Can't wait to see you again guys.....Love you!!!
It was my first time watching the show live. I cant describe how amazing it was. It's completely different from watching in a DVD, nothing compares to see the show in your city. Pure energy! Thanks for every minute. Adriano Santos
Thank you
Thanks for coming to our country, thanks for this great night. It was the first show of my little boy, a five years old U2 fan. Come back soon, best band of the world.
Unforgettable Night
That night was unforgettable. I and my friends were 3 meters from Bono. Bono`s tenor was incredible in the "Miss Sarajevo" Touchable show. The dedication of Moment of Surrender for the ones who has lost their lives or their children lives was emotionally great.
I will love you forever!!!!
I breathe u2, since my 12 years of age. To have gone to the show was incredible. When I saw Bono in the stage, I began to cry, to scream and to jump. It was the happiest day of my life. I will love you forever!!!! Thank you Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam. Juliana Fortunato.
Thank you for being back!!
No words could ever express the happiness I felt inside my heart! The only moments in which I wasn't singing out loud or screaming were those that I crying.... =-)What a magic, breathtaking and beautiful night! Thank you guys for being back!! It's always worth waiting for you.
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