I looked through the last couple of pages of the community, but I couldn't see if it had been announced.
My mom told me Ziggy Marley is opening for U2 on the Oakland dates.
I'm not that big of a fan of Ziggy, but anything is better than Kings of Leon! (I really didn't enjoy them. At all.)
Here's the deal. My brother is coming home after being away for two years and suddenly we might be needing 3 more tickets to Oakland. I can't seem to find any tickets, but then again I am horrible at finding them.
Is this show definetly sold out? Or does anyone know any good ways (preffereably websites) of getting U2 tickets?
I don't know if this is something that happens at every show, but at the Toronto shows last week, when The Edge started picking the intro for Miracle Drug, Bono would tell a little story. And it's so uplifting in its simplicity that I just had to share.
I'll put it behind a cut in case those of you who are seeing them later on this tour don't want the moment spoiled...
Today's Daily Express had a couple of articles about a fundraising party for African Aids charity Clothesline, which included the following:
Bob's got no happy snaps
Meanwhile, there was no pleasing Sir Bob Geldof. The Live Aid legend dropped in on the party, where two of his pictures - motorcyclists snapped from a taxi on one of his trips to Africa - were exhibited alongside works by Bryan Adams and Bono. But he was none too pleased with the photos on show.
"They look awful," he said. "I asked Zita Lloyd [one of the organisers] to pick out some pictures from my book, and these are the ones she chose. I mean, why? Bono's picture is great - which makes it even worse."
Over to Zita, who helped to organise the bash at Covent Garden club The Hospital, which was sponsored by Moet & Chandon. "What can I say? Bob said: 'Pick any ones you like,' and I thought they were really good."
The photos were all up for sale but, sadly, Bob's analysis looked to be correct. Bono's Madonna And Child went for £900. Bob's is still open to bids.
Hahaha... does anyone know if Bono's picture is on the web somewhere? I'm curious as to what it looks like!
I read oodles of magazines, and U2 has popped up in them here and there. The cover of this month's National Geographic? The problem of Africa. Wanna take bets as to how many times Bono is mentioned?
Of course there was also the titular article on Bono in the NY Times Sunday magazine. (From my LJ: Moving along, I started reading the Bono article earlier tonight. I understand the point of "[continued on page 86]"s, it makes room for the other major articles closer to the front of the mag. Still, once I got to 86, it was continued on 90, then on 97, then to 103 but to turn it upside down, then to 109 and hold it arm's length, and then it told me to go down the street, pick up the pamphlet under the Stop sign and read that... when that one told me to go to Milwaukee, well, I just stopped there.)
Last month's Blender had Larry as a T/F question. I think it was something like like did he name all three of his sons Larry. I have no idea what gender Larry's kids are, much less their names. (It was false)
The current issue of Giant (a fairly new, I think, movie/TV/book/video games mag) had a little blurb titled "Even Better Than The Real Thing" which compared two 'Bono's from cover groups.
Now comes this month's Blender, which has the rather ambivalent cover of The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born. I guess Blender assumes we were all born around 1980. Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" came out on top, but here are U2's placing songs. 4 - One 63 - Beautiful Day 214 - I Will Follow (I almost thought 225 was Fast Cars, which would be weird, but it was Tracy Chapman's Fast Car... she only has one, she's a solo act) 268 - With Or Without You 443 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Hey guys, I'm not too active on LJ these days, but I figure I may aswell mention this here too.
On interference, i've offered to buy the 'All Because of You' singles for anyone internationally who would like them. I'm doing this because I know how expensive singles can be to import, and as they are marketed relatively cheaply in Britain (you get all three version for £6... around $10.50) it just seems like a logical thing to do. I'm not interested in conning people out of money, and the only thing i'm going to ask is that people cover their own postage costs (which should be about £2).
I figure that paypal is the most practical way to do this, but I am open to any sort of suggestion. I also know that it's difficult to trust someone you don't know well, but I can only offer you my word that I won't cheat you. I have no interest in doing so, I just thought it might be good to help people out.
So, if anyone would like me to buy them for them, go ahead and e-mail me (email@example.com) or reply here.