April 10, 2011 – São Paulo
Seats: General Admission – VIP Platform
There were three distinct highlights of the concert – Even Better Than The Real Thing, Out of Control, and Zooropa. I was in love with Even Better as the opener, and sounds outstanding and obviously superior live than the bootleg recordings. Out of Control was a surprise inclusion, and we were ecstatic to hear it again! I haven’t heard Out of Control live since the October 11, 2005 show in NY! Then there was the mythical Zooropa. We had heard it during the sound-checks and I was skeptical whether we’d actually hear it in concert. When Miss Sarajevo finished, the crowd was so loud, it was difficult to hear the distinguished opening chords. But in its crescendo, the four of us (Marty, Colleen, Amp, and myself) screamed and yelled when we knew it was Zooropa. No one around us understood its significance or rarity. I was mesmerized by Zooropa’s performance. Having been to so many shows, it was thrilling to hear such a rare and haunting song played live. The last time it was performed live was 18 years ago – August 12, 1993 and had only been played three times since. To say it was a treat to hear it live again is an understatement.