About 60 thousand people were delirious in, Estadio Unico La Plata in the first of the three concerts U2 will give in Argentina in their 360° tour. The band led by Bono opened the show with "Even Better Than The Real Thing", "I Will Follow" and "Get on your boots" in the innovative circular stage called "The Claw" a kind of hybrid between a giant spider made by sculptor Louise Bourgeois and a Transformer.
The band, which will play on Saturday and Sunday in La Plata, got on stage after the deluxe presentation of the supporting band ,Muse.
A perfect play between lights and movable screens highlighted the magnitude of U2´s performance which continued with "Until the End of the World" and "Still Haven´t Found What I'm Looking For", with a chorus of the whole audience.
the efforts the Irish made to address the audience and the audience´ awe generated by The Claw, softened the sound defects that at the beginning of the performance rebounded in the stadium.
Bono was greatly applauded when he introduced "La Pulga/ The Flea" Larry Mullen Jr, " the handsome Pipita" Clayton, The Edge as the Zanetti of the band and himself as "Carlitos Apache Bono", in honour of Carlos Tevez, and he immediately produced a musical explosion with "Beautiful Day".
a young girl was pulled up the stage to sing "In a little While" wrapped in Irish arms, and this was followed by a beautiful rendering of "Miss Sarajevo" in which Bono took a chance to become a tenor for a while in Pavarotti´s part. Later, the stadium became a disco with "Vertigo".
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" was present, dedicated to the popular revolts that shook the Arab countries and there was a comment about the liberation by the military of Aung Saan Suu Kyi Burma´s opponent while several Amnesty International activists walked the stage with candles in the form of lanterns.
Bono said he “felt at home” and thanked the beautiful night in La Plata “where the streets have no name either” the show reached the highest peak of emotion when Bono mentioned Cerati before singing the last song of the show, Moment of Surrender".
"¡Son lo más!" (you´re the best!) were Bono´s last words before leaving with the sound of thousands of people’s applause.
The capital city of the province of Buenos Aires was moved by the presence of the Irish band. The hotels were overflowed and more than 300 families offered their homes for the U2 fans that came from all over the country and abroad.