I was not supposed to attend the U2 360 Tour concert in Montreal. Few days before the show, a friend of mine offered me tickets but was not sure if I wanted to go: I had to find a baby sitter, wait long hours in the line and besides I was not a huge fan of U2 (Until July 8).
But my love to the music and shows convinced me to attend the U2 360 Tour. I love listening to music and going to shows. I went to Madonna’s show, Michael Jackson’s, to name a few!! I am always amazed by the artist’s energy, the lights, the structures and the dancers.
The show started at 8 pm but the doors opened at 7pm. It was hosted in an open-air stadium at the Montreal Hippodrome which has 80 000 fans capacity. This stadium was a poney raceway founded in 1872 but sadly it closed its doors in 2009 leaving many people jobless.
We met at 5pm, grabbed some food and waited for the show. To be honest, I don’t like crowds. I am always afraid of being stuck or hurt. I was holding my husband’s hand like a child!! But even if 80000 people headed to the U2 360 Tour, it was so well organized and people were cheerful and happy that I felt comfortable. The only thing is that I had to stand for 3 hours waiting for the concert to start. All the amenities were provided: food, drink, etc.
U2 360 Tour stage: Largest ever
The structure of U2 360 tour was amazing. I have never seen something like that before. It was steel structure rising 150 feet from the floor over a massive stage with rotating bridges designed to give the titular 360 degree experience. Each person in the stadium could see the structure and the show. The stage was nicknamed the Claw and is the largest concert stage structure. The Claw features an expanding video screen and elaborating lighting effects.