U2 is probably one of my favorite bands if not my favorite. I fell in love with “The Joshua Tree” in high school/college, and then continued my casual interest as the band released the next few albums.
But it wasn’t until “All You Can’t Leave Behind” came out that I rekindled my love for U2. Wasn’t a fan of Zooropa or Pop. Love the raw rock sound of the band. So I fell in love with “All You Can’t Leave Behind”. The tour for the album was about three years ago. A lifetime ago, really. And we didn’t have the money to make it. Sam and I told each other that if U2 put out another album and toured, we would do whatever it took to go.
Fast-forward three years. “Live in Boston” is a DVD mainstay for live recordings. And “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” is released. WOW. We wait online for dates and tickets. The come up online. Sold out in minutes/hours. Sadness.
So, we went to an online ticket broker service and found six tickets. Two weeks ago we bought them. Chicago. United Center. All that was left was behind the stage. May 7. We are fired up and excited. Durochers, Strodtbecks, and Archers. Taking the train in Saturday morning, shopping, eating, going to the show, partying after, and staying in Chi-town for a late sleep in on Sunday and return trip.
It’s gonna be awesome. Joel forwarded me an e-mail from the San Diego Times that had the review. Their first US show kicking off their tour was last night. And in around five weeks, we’ll get to witness one of the greatest rock bands of all time. We’ll be able to say we saw U2. The countdown is on.