August 10, 2009 – Zagreb
Seats: General Admission – Second Row Centre
After 3 hours of sleep from the previous day of queuing up for Zagreb I, I went back to Maksimir Stadium to meet up with Andreas and Lia who had camped out the night. I felt so bad for them because it was a cold evening in Zagreb and all the accommodations were booked up. I also ran into Simona (from Milan) who I saw the night before. We became friends and got along famously because she just finished her PhD in Irish literature, and we both understood the benefits and pitfalls of doing a doctorate degree. Additionally, I met a great U2 fan – Craig – an Australian who has an IT company in Sarajevo. The show itself was a blockbuster, and the evening reached a high point when my friend Simona was invited on stage to dance with Bono during Mysterious Ways! I was so happy for her because it was her last show to see this tour. Remarkably, the whole stadium started to chant her name – Simona, Simona – after her dance routine, and again, I was so pleased to see that she had this experience. To top this magical night off, as promised the previous night, I was given Bono’s setlist by his techie Phil. What a night, what a show!