It just makes me realizes how much I want to be a rock star.
Anyways, my top three U2 albums are Achtung Baby, Zooropa, and Pop (I know, I know, a lot of people don't like this album) and how cool it would've been to see them in concert during this era. The Elevation Tour was fantastic, don't get me wrong, I mean, concerts are disapointing now after that, I mean, only U2 can outdo U2.
But this lead me to recap an amusing story for you all.
When the Pop tour came to Oregon it was done at Eugene's Autzen Stadium. Now this is unusual because big names don't go to Eugene they go to Portland. They go to Portland because a.) Eugene is not as big a city and B.) Portland draws the Seattle crowd too so bands go there and Seattle and make twice the money because they same people go to both shows.
Annnnnyways.. Autzen Stadium was chosen because it's bigger than Portland's Rose Garden. According to a friend that lived six miles from Autzen Stadium on campus could clearly hear the music from the concert, and was having a great time sitting on her lawn.
There were so many complaints that night and the following days that Eugene banned big concerts to happen at Autzen Stadium, much to the annoyance of the Rolling Stones who were set to play there for their Bridges to Babylon Tour. They had to go to Portland where they could only put up half their set and couldn't do most of their pyrotechnics.
I was either in eighth grade or a freshman when this concert went down, and the guy of my dreams said I could go with him if I wanted (he was a junior or a senior), BUT my mom wouldn't let me she said, "U2 are too sexual and their music isn't appropriate for some one your age."... she went to the Elevation Concert with me afterwards she vowed to see them again if they came as close as San Francisco or Seattle.
Anyways. That's it.