October 14th, 2001

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Hello all.. new to this community, so I thought I'd say hello and share a bit of my preoccupation with U2...

The thing about Bono: he's a nice guy. I felt like I could really write him a letter and he'd sit down and read it, and appreciate it. I don't mean, like, an obsessive fan letter, but just... a very nice thank-you note for the concert. Thank you for giving me the best night of my life. Thank you for existing, for manifesting talent. I want him delivered to my house in a nice big box so we could go out for tea and then save the world.

For anyone in this community who hasn't had a chance to see them perform: you need to see them live.

I was only a moderate U2 fan before seeing them in concert. I loved their music, but probably only about as much as the average fan of good rock did. It hadn't really kicked in that we were really, really, really, going to see U2 until... well, probably about the time Bono burst on stage in leather, spitting out the first verse of "Elevation." Oh. Ohh! It's that U2, isn't it?

Amazing. Mind-blowing. It's not just that he's running around the stage like a sixteen-year-old boy, it's that he's a middle-aged man in leather running around the stage like a sixteen-year-old boy, that he's crawling on his hands and knees and pulling kids out of the audience and still manages to have a breathtaking, perfect, soul-stirring voice. It's that the stage was constructed and the band moved as to face every person in the arena at least once (including those of us with rear view seating). It's that they've been around forever and still manage to play every note with the life and spunk that makes it feel like the first time. It's that the band took fifteen minutes out of this rock-and-roll extravaganza to talk about sending aid to Africa, and meaning it.

I have the privilege of being able to see them again when they come to New York. Counting down, as of this post: nine days, nineteen hours and fifty-three minutes.
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Ray in South Park

Saturday night - Out Of Control

Venue: Copps Coliseum
Opening Act(s): Garbage

Main Set:

  • Elevation
  • Beautiful Day
  • Until the End of the World
  • Out of Control
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • When Will I See You Again / Stuck In a Moment
  • Kite
  • Angel of Harlem
  • People Get Ready
  • Staring at the Sun
  • Bad
  • Where the Streets Have No Name
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  • Pride

  • Bullet the Blue Sky
  • What's Going On
  • New York
  • With or Without You
  • One
  • Peace on Earth / Walk On

Wow, they got the longer list so far. New Year's Day is absent. So far, no The Ground Beneath Her Feet, or The Sweetest Thing for the first three shows.
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Northern wankers.... j/k!

I'm so incredibly envious... I'm a young, recent fan and I've never ever seen them in concert. Seeing them live sounds so awesome from all of your guys' descriptions... I'm happy you guys can be so wonderfully lucky. I hope U2 plays another show near Florida in the near-future...

I'll stop whining now ;)
  • denisaz

New York (live Notre Dame 10-10-01)

In New York, facing us all, a lot of choices
In New York I found some friends to drown out the other voices
Voices on a cell phone, voices from home
'Are you alright baby, not staying alone?'
New York, I've got a place in New York...

In New York summers get hot, well into the hundreds
You can't walk around the block without a change of clothing
Hot as a hairdryer in the space
You turn it up and you stick around the place
New York, I just got a place... New York

New York... New York
New York... New York

In New York you can forget, forget how to sit still
And in New York you can forget
Just how strong the city's will

New York, New York
New York, New York

It's in New York...
New York...

The Irish been coming here for years
Acting like they own the place
They got the airport, city hall, concrete, asphalt
They even got the police
Irish, Italian, Jews, Blacks, Hispanics

Religious nuts, political fanatics don't belong
That's not a New York kinda song
What's going on?

New York!
New York, New York

New York...
New York...

In New York, lots of problems, mid life crisis
It's not a problem, it's just... too many choices
Hit an iceberg in my life
But yeah I'm still afloat
I lost my balance, you lost your wife
In the queue for the lifeboat
You're putting the women and children first
I've just got an unquenchable thirst for New York

New York, New York
New York, New York
New York, New York

In the stillness of the evening
When the sun has had its day
I thought I heard you whispering
Come away child

New York
New York
Those are the live lyrics of 'New York' live from Notre Dame taken from u2wanderer.com... Pretty intense.
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