Sarajevo - U2 - 19 Years Ago - It Was Real
Huffington Post - 5 months
Sarajevo, September 23rd, 1997 - United States of America, September 23rd, 2016
Nineteen years ago I was on my way to the first concert of my life. I was seventeen. It was exhilarating, exciting. The day was full of promise that the history was about to be made. I was no ordinary teenage girl. Concertgoers that day were not some ordinary concertgoers. We were men, women, teenagers who were cut off from the world to which we thought we belonged to for three years. We were cut off, forgotten, left to starve and die. To this day, I cannot believe that in only three years we moved from the sniper fire, shelling, death and hunger to a U2 concert, their POPMart tour. For me this was the first time that the world has come back to us. They arrived, the four of them, Bono, the Edge, Adam and Larry, bringing all that we yearned for, freedom, carelessness, release, life.
Organizers told us to wear sneakers to preserve the grass on the Kosevo stadium. For what, I thought, for all those inte
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