Those without one of the 10,000 free tickets for the concert will be prevented from seeing the show by a two-meter high barrier, located close to the original Berlin Wall. No symbolism is intended, according to German authorities.
The show takes place just days before a number of world leaders are set to gather in Berlin to mark two decades since the Nov. 9, 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. Chancellor Angela Merkel will be joined by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Former Solidarity leader Lech Walesa will also be on hand. Bon Jovi will give a free concert in Berlin on Monday night as part of the festivities. via Spiegel Online