In order to avoid the queuing debacle from Friday’s show and that long and winding GA queue, that snaked around the stadium, we decided on a new strategy for the second show. When entering the stadium on Friday we had spotted another entrance, just opposite ours that seemed to be almost empty. That entrance was now our plan A.
When we arrived at the stadium we noticed that the organisation of the queue had changed a bit. Those with pit tickets and normal GA tickets were still required to join the same queue, but were let in earlier and lined up in the inner circuit structure that lead into the arena.
We were sat on a bench just outside the two entrances and kept our eyes on the “secret” entrance which was still empty. About an hour before admission the guards confirmed that this was indeed a way in, so we got in line. By then dark clouds were towering at the horizon and we heard muffled thunder and then the rain came.
It rained heavily for about an hour or two and luckily we had brought our rain ponchos. Some people hadn’t been so precautious and they were soaked. Finally the gates opened and we could walk in without having to parade in the longer GA line.
Fitted with wristbands we were allowed into the back end of the stadium and walked the length of the field to gain access to the pit, the water squelching between our toes from our drained shoes. We were searching for a comfortable spot in the back of the pit and found one just by the soundboard tent. Even though we had some concerns about the cable situation back there we stayed and then, all of a sudden, the sun broke through again displaying a beautiful rainbow.
Just before 9 the stadium lights dimmed to a deafening roar from the enthusiastic audience and the show got under way with My Love Will Not Let You Down followed by No Surrender. All in all it was a powerful performance, the band were firing on all cylinders and the audience was as energetic as the show before.
Fun story: In the soundboard tent behind the us an old man with a younger girlfriend came at the beginning of the show and he was enjoying the show the whole time. People around us would casually pass by and take pictures of him. We were almost annoyed and were wondering what kind of Spanish B-celebrity it was. Probably a local singer or actor, we thought. He left a couple of songs before the end and then walked up to the tent to the right of the stage and watched the rest of the show from there.
After the show we asked a couple of Spaniards next to us who that was. Turned out the Spanish B-list was Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson. 🤦🏻
Thanks for the great company in Barcelona; Eden, Andreas, Didi and Norman! Great meeting you again Eelco (creator of MyBosstime.com) with wife and Jutta. And for the ones we didn’t meet: Hope to see you further on up the road. Next stop for us – Dublin.
- My Love Will Not Let You Down
- No Surrender
- Prove It All Night
- Letter to You
- The Promised Land
- Out in the Street
- Kitty’s Back
- Mary’s Place
- Johnny 99
- The E Street Shuffle
- Last Man Standing
- Because the Night
- She’s the One
- Wrecking Ball
- The Rising
- Thunder Road Encores…………………………………………
- Born in the U.S.A.
- Born to Run
- Glory Days
- Bobby Jean
- Dancing in the Dark
- Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
- I’ll See You in My Dreams
Enjoying your reviews…was hoping FOS tickets meant no Q!..Will have to see how this develops…
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When you buy FOS (Front of Stage) you theoretically don’t have to Q, but you have to get into the stadium somehow. That normally means a certain amount of queuing. 😅