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February 8th, 2003

A Night With U2 @ 05:27 pm

julylorelei:
I'm currently feelin: impressed impressed
I'm currently hearin: People Get Ready - U2 (in head)

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. :)
 
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From:u2lynne
Date:February 8th, 2003 03:03 pm (UTC)
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And I was there! The gal's name is Julie Kryk. She has her own website at www.juliekryk.com .

It was really neat to see her pulled up on stage. I've seen them pull up alot of people, but I think this was the first gal I saw pulled up to actually play guitar. When she got on stage, she lost her sandals and so she started to walk barefoot but then Bono signaled that she should get her shoes, so she did. When he was ad-libing the song, he said something about her being in flip-flops and losing her shoes.

At the end, when they were sharing the mic, she belted out a great end note and Bono looked at her and said something like 'I remember when I was young and sure of myself like you!'

It was very cool!
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From:julylorelei
Date:February 8th, 2003 03:53 pm (UTC)

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I don't doubt it!

and it was a great thing for Bono and the Boys to do that for her, too :)
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From:chelsea_energy
Date:February 8th, 2003 03:13 pm (UTC)

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great story! :]
and i love your icon!
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From:julylorelei
Date:February 8th, 2003 03:56 pm (UTC)

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It is pretty great, isn't it? Great of them to do something like that, and what an awesome experience for that gal, too.

and I take no credit for my icon - it was made by one of the people in this community who put them up for grabs. Give credit where credit is due :)
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From:julylorelei
Date:February 8th, 2003 03:58 pm (UTC)

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that was the song that she started playing on the guitar... but my guess is she could have had her pick of any song she could play! hehe.

and I wonder how many other people can point to U2 as their musical inspiration :)
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From:eilis40
Date:February 8th, 2003 04:48 pm (UTC)
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I was at that show and standing pretty close to where he pulled her onstage. People were going bonkers, and she looked so radiantly happy...it was a truly great moment, especially that end note...gah!
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From:julylorelei
Date:February 8th, 2003 04:54 pm (UTC)

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I was really excited for her just watching it on TV :)
From:gravitysdream
Date:February 8th, 2003 06:23 pm (UTC)
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WOAH
WOAH
WOAH

HOLD THE PHONE.

I was in Atlanta and the EXACT thing happened to another person but this was a GUY!!! Edge gave him the guitar, etc. etc. and they played PEOPLE GET READY!

Woah....
Okay someone explain that one to me. Please! lol
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From:julylorelei
Date:February 8th, 2003 07:26 pm (UTC)

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yeah... but was he on VH1? LOL ;P
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From:stateless
Date:February 11th, 2003 08:11 pm (UTC)
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i was at that show!

(i was also at the show a week before (LA 1) where it was me on stage playing people get ready... :-P)
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From:julylorelei
Date:February 11th, 2003 08:11 pm (UTC)

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whoohoo for you! :)

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