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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

U2 Set List Berlin Wall Coming Down Celebration

U2 Set List Berlin Wall Coming Down 20th Year Celebration

Following the massive success of U2's youtube concert, U2  performed a celebration gig in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

When: November 5th 2009
Why: Walls can fall
How: Drums, Guitar and Bass, Bono's vox
What: The Wall Set List: One, Magnificent, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Beautiful Day - Blackbird, Vertigo, Moment of Surrender

Noel Gallagher's Biggest Fan, Jay-Z joined in on Sunday Bloody Sunday and des a rap that morphed into a snippet of 'Get Up Stand Up.'

Here's a snippet from an interview I found of Bono being interviewed where he mentions the Berlin Wall:

ANDREW DENTON: You know what a deliberate construct it is to be a rock star, how much more of a construct do you have to have lead your country, to be a Gorbachev or a Bush?

BONO: I don't know. I just thought, there's this man who really personally dismantled the Berlin Wall and pulled back the Iron Curtain, and maybe the reason I think about Gorbachev a lot and his constructions is because as I grew up in the '70s and '80s in Europe, the Iron Curtain was always going to be there. There was never a thought that one day it wouldn't. And so I use that in my own mind to think about things that we accept as givens.

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