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October 14th, 2001

(no subject) @ 12:55 am

I'm currently feelin: excited excited

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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Date:October 13th, 2001 10:16 pm (UTC)


Hey, nice to see someone new here. I'm one of two of the young'ins here heh. I lamment not being able to see to U2 on the ZooTV tour and this tour as well since I missed the Atlanta show *sob*. They look like they can go on forever so hopefully, I'll catch them when they support the next album :-).

P.S. I like your icon there! Who's that supposed to be?
Date:October 14th, 2001 08:14 am (UTC)

i wuff bono!

i'm glad your first live u2 experience was elevation... pop was incredible, but at least in my experience, elevation really connected with the crowd.

i wish i could see them again before they end the elevation tour! you are lucky. :) Welcome to the world of U2 fandom!
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Date:October 14th, 2001 08:48 am (UTC)
I love seeing other people's excitement at first seeing U2. I am a relatively new fan myself and had never seen them in concert until they came to San Jose in April. Wow! It was so incredible. I saw them both nights here and then headed for Boston where I saw them all four nights with a bunch of online fans. We had a blast! I just got my GAs from Prop for the first Oakland show and I can't wait to take my husband to a GA show (we had seats when they came to San Jose).

Welcome to this little U2 community!

Oh, and as for Bono..... yummy!
Date:October 14th, 2001 01:40 pm (UTC)

Staring at the Sun

GA tickets rule, but i bought the expensive seats this time around. I have a feeling the crowds at the 3 New York Shows(im going on the 27th) are gonna be emotional.. with the recent events and such

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