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Old 09-21-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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May 14, 2011 - Estadio Azteca - Mexico

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Old 09-21-2010, 11:51 AM   #2
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Ay yi yi - I am very torn now. I'd been hoping for this date way back when originally, but hadn't materialized, then committed to SLC and then switched to Denver. Now it has materialized but I can't use my JetBlue credit to there, otherwise I'd be hitting Mexico City in an instant. Could use some frequent flyer miles but I was eyeing the Chile/Argentina dates to use my miles on. Decisiones, decisiones...
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^ Go for Mexico.
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hotel booked....now I just need tickets and vacation days
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Wow, good news

I guess there will be Central/South America dates before the Mexico dates. It would make sense to play South America in the spring.
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Well, this is just one more show I'll have to avoid spoilers for before the Seattle show.



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Something tells me there will be surprises.
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I hope they play Mofo.
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Well, this is just one more show I'll have to avoid spoilers for before the Seattle show.



This!

I have to wait till the SLC show. Not as long as Seattle, but still. It's going to be very very very hard for me. Because what if they play something from POP in Mexico???!!! Oh my gosh the suspense is killing me.
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Well, if they do play something totally unexpected, the bootlegs will always be there after the fact. So we've got that going for us.
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Yeah! That is true.

I still have my fingers crossed that they'll drop something unexpected on us at our respective shows too, though
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Saw the two Mexico City shows in February '06 during the Vertigo Tour -- outta sight.

It was hot inside Azteca already then in February, so it might be baking there in May. Bring a hat, water and lots of sunscreen. Don't drink alcohol or sweet colas.

Take the metro and the train to the stadium, it's safe. If you're in a group of three or four, take a cab from your hotel. There were very few foreigners there, even inside the Ellipse. It's 99% locals, so learn a few words of Spanish before you go, it helps.

Fans started the GA line three days before MC1. Edge and Bono came out and gave everyone pizzas. The stupid security staff locked the first few hundred fans inside a gate on the stadium grounds on the day of the show, cramming everyone together in line for six hours with exactly three port-o-potties for everyone to share. They finally opened the doors at 3pm, and luckily, once inside the Ellipse, everyone sat down in the hot sun and chilled until sunset.

Estadio Azteca is huge and cavernous, with large overhangs that keep the sound inside. Consequently, there's this tremendous roar from the crowd when U2 first walks onstage and when they play popular numbers, it's really quite exhilerating.

Have fun everyone

Main Gate, just before they closed it and locked fans in for the day




Estadio Azteca overhang




4pm - Relaxing on the Cancha (Field)

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Consequently, there's this tremendous roar from the crowd when U2 first walks onstage and when they play popular numbers, it's really quite exhilerating.

Have fun everyone


I was there on the first night, I don't think I'll ever forget when the band first walked onstage. Amazing crowd.

I don't have a particular memory from the weather though.

Nice pictures.
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I was there on the first night, I don't think I'll ever forget when the band first walked onstage. Amazing crowd.
Totally.

Here is a (dark) clip of the intro with Wake Up. The audience could see the lads walking down this long ramp behind the stage, causing this deafening cheer which made me think a jet plane was flying overhead (see 0:32):

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