Friday, July 8, 2011

fanatical friday

U2 F-I-N-A-L-L-Y came!! And, of course, they were amazing. The whole concert was amazing. This was our third time seeing them and each time we get a little closer to the stage. We had GA tickets this time around. It was awesome but I've decided I'm getting too old to stand that long. My feet were killing me by the time they were done. I could barely drag myself back to the car. Why is it that my body doesn't feel as young as I think I am? Did I seriously just say that? Wow...I really am old.  

They sang some old favorites, they sang a lot of new. They didn't sing my all-time favorite which is "Bad" but I did catch it live at their last concert. Their stage setup this year was ridiculous! It was so HUGE. It towered over us. They also had a giant screen that went all the way around (thus the 360 tour name). The screen made Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry look like little people.

Plus, it was a family affair. My eldest brother and his wife were there as well as my other brother and my sister. Unfortunately, we weren't all by each other but to know we were all there together was awesome.

Was it worth it the sore feet, back and legs? Was it worth being sandwiched between complete strangers? Was it worth suffering the pain of not nursing for a good 6 hours?
"A resounding 'YALP'!"
(Movie quote. Who can name it? Anyone? Anyone?)

Here is the setlist from that night:

Even better than the real thing
I Will Follow
Get on your boots
Mysterious ways
Talking about the end of the world
All I want is you
Love rescue me
Beautiful day
In the Name of Love
Miss Sarajevo (Is There a Time)
City of blinding lights
I'll go crazy if I don't go crazy tonight

Sunday Bloody Sunday
Walk on
Blowin in the wind (Bob Dylan)
Where the streets have no name
Hold Me Kiss Me Thrill Me
With or Without You
Moment of Surrender


sarah said...

It was worth it. I too felt "old" and could tell by the crowd they were old too. Not a lot of jumping around and screaming except me!

Rebekah said...

dead poet's society, one of my all time favorite movies "o captain my captain"

i'm not a U2 fan (gasp) but it sounds like the concert was a riot! glad you had fun!

Nells-Bells said...

sarah -- i can't believe you didn't guess my movie quote!

bekah -- you are the LUCKY winner!! ding ding!! you win...a free...nectarine! congratulations! i will be sure to give that to you next time i see you. ;)