In top form all of them, Bono energetic and involved as he should be. Made an extra effort of learning a lot of Croatian overnight in Zagreb :-). Very keen on singing the Croatian poet verses in Croatian (from Miss Sarajevo, but at the show before and at the end of Beautiful Day) and was very impressed by the audience at the end of Moment od Surrender, which you do not hear/see on the bootleg of course. Haven't heard many fuck-ups, singing excellent especially if you know that the same day earlier he had specialist doctor coming to see him to help him recover the voice. The Edge clearly enjoying himself, I think he was impeccable playing or I didn't notice else. Same goes for Adam who was seen all over the place and Larry, though I haven't seen him smiled once
. I was told the screen didn't open as it should, we didn't know what to expect so we didn't miss it.:-)
On the bootleg is not so much audible, but the audience was about as half louder as you hear on the boot and was singing and clapping every song even the new ones, especially from No LIne .... on - only with different loudness level. Amazing! Balloon fan choreography on the first Breathe should have been of the Irish flag which didn't work entirely, partly because the seats were in the dark, so mainly the pitch white balloons were creating a beautiful scene. Only at the end light man lit the place a bit more and then the band figured out what was going on and were pleasantly surprised, Bono mentioning the balloons. Two more highlights: check the last part of Mysterous Ways, where Bono pulled a girl from the audience, were dancing and later asked for the name "Simona" crowd went laughing from fun, because we have a starlet celebrity in Croatia called Simona all over in the yellow media, thus chanting her name
. Extremely laud singalongs on ISHFWILF, Stand by me, WOWY and unexpectedly Moment of Surrender amongst many.
Very clear, basses are OK. A bit ethereal sound like 3D, sounding very special reminding me of the sound of The Unforgettable fire, thus losing the real laudness of the crowd instead. From time to time you can hear someone in the audience singing and commenting which is nice and adds up to the athmosphere.
If the sound of the audience was at the level as I was during the show (add a t least 40% up!) the bootleg would be straight 5!
After asking her name, on Mysterious Ways, Bono at low voice says to the girl: "Hvala Simona" (thank you Simona), which was beautifully audible.
After thanking Snow Patrol for participation, crowd loudly acknowledged SP.
A the end part of Crazy... there is a short snippet of "Two Tribes" (Frankie goes to Hollywood), marvellous!
Great night it was, a lot of chemistry between the band and the audience, I think this you can get grip from the bootleg, no matter there is no video. Thumbs up!