Friday, October 23, 2009

U2 Baby!!!

Anyone who knows me knows that I have loved and obsessed about U2 since I was around 14 years of age! I have had a HUGE crush on Bono forever. I have been to see them every time they are in town (except once) since the Joshua Tree tour. When I found out they were coming to town on Oct. 20th I of course had to go. Matt and I purchased our tickets for ourselves and Mark and Lesa at the beginning of the year. The seats were a little further back than I have been accustomed to thanks to Matt spoiling me. Then luck would have it that I won floor tickets to the concert!!! If you only knew how happy that made me:) We headed down to the concert and got there around 4:30 to pick up my tickets from the radio station. We got in line just as the gates opened. I had already picked up my concert shirt and was sooooo ready to go. Wouldn't you know that there were issues with my tickets. Can you say sweating bullets?!!!! After about 10 to 15 minutes everything was sorted out and we made it in. We did a quick trip to the bathroom and prayed we could get as close to the state as possible. Luckily Mark and Lesa were in our other seats and directed us to a place that was pretty open. There was only one person in front of me by the fence. I then marked my territory. There were some very nice people around us and we enjoyed chatting with them while we waited for the show to start. One guy there had already seen them 3 times, twice in Dublin, once in Toronto, and this show. He was also going to the Rose Bowl show on Sunday. I wonder what that would be like? Ho hum to dream:) We did see a little bit of a fight but luckily that was resolved quickly and there was no further issues. We had to sit through the Black Eyed Peas and then wait another 45 min. for U2. I was starting to panic a little by that point because everyone was there then and that was a lot of people surrounding me. I am slightly claustrophobic and I didn't know if I would be able to make it. Luckily my stud of a husband was there to protect me! Once U2 and my beloved Bono came out all was forgotten and I had a rip roaring good time!!! They were incredible as always and it was AWESOME to be so close. I could actually see his face and I know he looked into my eyes more than once:) I don't know if I could see another U2 show from a different seat now! It was sooooo much fun and I loved it so much even though my feet and legs totally hated my guts by the end of the night. Thanks Lesa and Mark for coming with us and I'm sorry we didn't get to sit next to each other. It was truly a memorable night!!!!

The incredible stage!
The guy taking the picture told us to act goofy!
Our view point
The crowd before The Black Eyed Peas
This is for Kristina--The Black Eyed Peas
Setting up for U2
Aren't we cute?!
My head showing how close we were to the fence
I would sooooo hate that job!
The crowd before U2 came on, do you see why I was claustrophobic!!
Sorry some pictures were not that great

We had a hard time getting a decent picture of the Edge
Bono of course!

He was totally singing to me at this point!
The whole group

The stage and effects were unbelievable!
Larry heard I was in the crowd so he came out to drum for me:)
Adam of course didn't want to miss out on seeing me either
He's saying Joele come and get me please:) Gladly!!!!! ha ha
saying good bye....nooooo please don't go!!!!
Matt and I at the end of the night
One more picture of the stage
We forgot to change the settings on the camera hence the green hue...sorry!

It's amazing how quick they start taking the stage down

Thanks so much for taking me Matt and putting up with my non-stop I love Bono references. You know you're the only guy for me! It was a fantastic night! If you want to see more pics check out my facebook page!


n!c said...

Awesome!! I have never been to a concert. It's on my to do list one of these days.

CASSIE said...

How fun for you guys! I heard it was really good..and REALLY BUSY!

The Self's said...

I am insane with jealousy!!!