U2's free Berlin concert blocked by a wall
U2 may be giving a free concert in Berlin to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Thursday, but that didn't keep them from putting up their own wall to keep out people who didn't score tickets. Hey, freedom isn't free, right?
MTV organized the concert in front of the Brandenburg Gate and issued about 10,000 tickets online for the show, but after those were snapped up in three hours they apparently hatched a plan to block everyone else's view, the AP says.
"I thought it's a free show, but MTV probably wants people to watch it on TV to get their ratings up," said Louis-Pierre Boily, a native of Quebec City who was among the several hundred fans that crowded around the 12-foot metal fence. All they needed was some sledghammers and a misunderstood press release, and that fence would have come down.