From Copenhagen we just received the very good news that our old friend (and long time U2log.com commenter) ‘flygirl’ made it on to the stage to dance with Bono during All I Want Is You. We can reveal to you that flygirl is NOT Danish and will have towered over Mr B. by a good few inches. It’s her birthday today as well.
We wish we were there to celebrate with her. Congrats to W & J from all of us here at U2log.com.
… just in: she says she’s ‘speechless’. Meanwhile, it is pissing down in Copenhagen, and Bono’s put on a rain jacket. That’s a first.
Razorlight warm up the cold and soaked crowd.
And leaves fans soaked to the bone. Delay mounting up. Fans getting hyped…
Denmark’s B.T. magazine talks about Bono’s visit to Helena Christensen’s summerhouse:
‘Yesterday U2 had breakfast at around 3pm at Hotel D’Angleterre, where the band have booked the royal suite at 14.000 DKK per night. After the late breakfast, Bono and Edge appeared from the hotel to meet their rowdy Danish fans and sign autographs. Edge was the first to jump into a black car, informing his audience that the rest of the day was going to be dedicated to wild drinking: ‘It’s great to be in Denmark. We’re gonna party and we gonna drink loads’, he said before leaving. Shortly after, Bono sauntered into another car, bound for Helena’s summer house in Nordsjælland.’
The beautiful city of Copenhagen has been very kind to us so far. The boys came out a little bit yesterday to say hi to fans, tourists and random passerbys before taking off for a quiet retreat in Helena Christensen’s summer house.
Our woman in Gothenburg reports the rain starts to come down on Ullevi stadium during ‘One’ and the place lookes amazing as more people than ever hold their cell phone aloft. The band follow up with ‘Rain’ and then leave the stage, as Bono tells the crowd: ‘What an amazing night.’
During With or Without you, Adam stamps his feet in the puddles of water on stage. The surprise of the night comes during The Fly, when Bono flings in a few bars of Billy Boola (in response to a challenge from a fan back at the hotel), only to be topped by none other than… a completely spontaneous Party Girl, during which Bono gets out a bottle of champagne and sprays the audience, like in the good old days. Yahweh is dropped from the set.
U2.se’s ‘white wave‘ crowd participation plan was a big success. Bono even changed the lyrics to I Will Follow and apparently exclaimed: ‘Oh my God, what have we here?’ The crowd, reportedly ‘laid back and polite’ while queuing turned into a somewhat over excited mob in the front pit, but an awesome audience overall.
Check out Göteborgs-Posten’s fantastic cover shot. Their headline: ‘Bono is King’.