The last post made me wonder if this happened to anyone else at Elevation.
Randomly Bono jumped off the stage grabbed a little kid and gave him a piggy back all the way out of the arena.
It was very random and very strange.
This was the Portland Show on Easter
I just saw a great thing on VH1.
There is this show on right now, where regular people like you and I get to tell about how one experience with a rock star changes your life.
This gal, I'd say no more than early twenties, comes from a musical family and plays guitar. Her and her friends decided to road trip to Vegas for the Elevation Tour, and they had a game plan for getting on stage: strategically place themselves at the tip of the heart with a sign that says "Hey, this girl plays a mean guitar!"
Well, Bono and the Edge walk down the heart and see her with her sign. Bono said "You can play??" She says yeah, and he pulls her onstage.
Edge *gives* her his guitar to play, and she starts playing "People Get Ready." Edge gets another guitar and joins in, and then *Larry and Adam* join in, too. Bono starts singing lyrics about this gal, and she's wearing his shades, and she's just in this state of disbelief.
At the end of the song, Bono's sharing the mic with her, and they're singing together while the band plays around them. Then everyone in the stadium starts cheering, and she's just overwhelmed.
And I think that any of the rest of us would be, too!
That's a once in a lifetime experience. And the fact that Bono, Edge, Adam, and Larry are laid back enough to make a gesture like that for a fan is something that a lot of rock stars and bands couldn't be bothered with. The guys are just so down to earth, and that's yet another of the millions of reasons why we love them. :)
It doesn't say when it will be rebroadcast, but if you have the opportunity to catch this episode of "A Night With..." you should. You can also read about it on VH1.com, too. It was just the bestest, most fantastic thing that I've seen in a long time.
Just wanted to share. :)
1) Being the dork that I am, I am excited to have grown up in a place that U2 sung about ie Van Diemens Land, even if its Tasmania now...
2) What was the first U2 album/single you bought? I didn't actually buy it, but I fell in love with U2 from Rattle and Hum, which my Dad bought when it first came out. It's still one of my favourites really.
3) I could be WAY wrong about this, but I could have sworn that U2 did the entire soundtrack for a movie....Million Dollar Hotel? Is that right? And if it is, what's the soundtrack like?
I had regionals for soccer today, and so my team had to drive out to Fort Worth from Houston to play a team much, much better than us. So we're all very tired and sort of blah on the bus ride up there. We left school about 7 and so at about 9:30 or so I'm leaning against my window with my earphones on, listening to "In God's Country" from the Joshua Tree, a song I discovered this morning that I really, really like. I looked out the window and it was snowing ;) U2 and snow...best 30 seconds of my day.
I have done the following;
Quit my job
Sold my car
Nearly got arrested
Stood in the bitter cold for 11hrs
Sang songs in my underwear in front of a radio station
Changed political affiliation
Nearly had an emotional breakdown
ALL BECAUSE OF U2!!!!!!
Do I regret any of it? ABSOLUTLY FUCKING NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(for the full story on each of the above you'll just have to ask!)
Oh and if you're wondering, the closest I have ever gotten to them is Bono on the heart and an autographed CD I won (which is another interesting story).
Im so pathetic.