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July 29th, 2003

the U2 road trip. @ 12:59 pm

interiority:
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i recently got back from my vacation... this year, my friend and i took a road trip across the country. our first real stop was at the rock and roll hall of fame. we drove from san diego, california to cleveland, ohio to see the U2 exhibit. it was one of the best things i've ever done.
i took a few pictures in the atrium of the museum, as that was the only place that one was allowed to take pictures.


the U2 exhibit was amazing. it turns out that larry saved A LOT of stuff, and there was all of it, on display. there was a flyer for a show where it would have cost only 50 pence to see them play. there was the first U2 shirt ever, yellowed and tiny. there were clothes from the last three tours, as well as bono's rattle and hum hat and countless other items.
i cried throughout the whole thing; it was so beautiful. i'm glad i went. beyond glad, really.

we continued onto louisville, where i got some tattoos to commemorate the trip

after louisville, we went to memphis, which also was home to some U2 lore.

the mixing board used for the recordings. also, you can see the platinum record award underneath it, sort of a great big picture of the edge on the wall. :)
admittedly, the pictures i took at sun are pretty bad. sorry... i was tired that day (we'd just gotten back from graceland).

at the rock and roll hall of fame, at the end of the exhibit, there was a book for people to write comments in. we found one from two ladies who had also made the trek from san diego to cleveland just to see the U2 exhibit. i need to find these people and hang out with them; hardly anyone i know is as into U2 as i am. ok, no one i know is as into U2 as i am. not even anything close.

if you want to read about the rest of the trip, go check out my livejournal.

hope you enjoyed the pictures.
 
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From:graciejs
Date:July 29th, 2003 02:39 pm (UTC)
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those are fantastic
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From:interiority
Date:July 30th, 2003 12:08 am (UTC)

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thank you :)
From:_words_unspoken
Date:July 29th, 2003 02:50 pm (UTC)
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wow that's amazing! :)

any idea how long that exibit's going to be there?
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From:stateless
Date:July 29th, 2003 09:00 pm (UTC)
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they've extended it til september. :-)
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From:interiority
Date:July 30th, 2003 12:11 am (UTC)
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it was amazing!

it's there til the end of the year.
From:indeegirl
Date:July 29th, 2003 02:56 pm (UTC)
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wonderful, indeed :)

your ink looks very nice. if i ever got one, that's what i would get.

xbrittanyx
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From:interiority
Date:July 30th, 2003 12:12 am (UTC)
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thank you, thank you :)
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From:stateless
Date:July 29th, 2003 09:06 pm (UTC)
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really, you don't know anyone that into U2 in san diego? i'm in LA and i know of at least a few people down there.. a few are on our u2la yahoo group. there's even a new cover band in orange county that are (to my knowledge) the only one in the area now that my band (exit) has moved to doing originals.

anyway, yes, isn't the exhibit just brilliant? i feel so lucky to have been able to see parts of their history that way. but i haven't been to sun studios (yet)! how cool! thanks for posting the pics too, they're fab.
:-)
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From:interiority
Date:July 30th, 2003 12:15 am (UTC)
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i want to go to a meetup, but i work at night, and they only have had them on weekday nights so far... so i haven't been able to go.

what's the name of the oc cover band?

and what instrument do you play?

the exhibit was amazing. i remember hearing about it a long while ago and thinking, "yeah, that'd be nice." i didn't think i'd get to go. but yes, it was amazing, one of the most beautiful things i've ever seen.
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From:stateless
Date:July 31st, 2003 12:28 pm (UTC)
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they're called propaganda.

me? i play guitar.

indeed, same here. :-)
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From:interiority
Date:July 31st, 2003 01:13 am (UTC)
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the suitcase made perfect sense because of the trip.

it didn't hurt too bad... it was simple art; the tattooing process didn't take long enough for it to really hurt.
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From:ggcare
Date:July 30th, 2003 05:26 pm (UTC)
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that's awesome! how long did it take you to get to cleveland? i live in orange county. i want to go REALLY bad but i am terrified of flying. i have still been looking into flying anyway and i am kinda frustrated that if i rent a car it will cost an extra $25 a day since i am not 25. airfare is about $425 per person which kinda freaked my boyfriend out. i'm trying to figure out the most cost effective way but i'm sure i would probably spend more on gas and hotels than i would spend on the whole trip if i flew. any suggestions?
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From:interiority
Date:July 31st, 2003 01:11 am (UTC)
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it took a while to get to cleveland... three and a half days. here's the itinerary:
the first day, we drove to albuquerque. that took 12 hours. it was 830 miles.
second day, we drove to wichita. it took 10 and a half hours. it was 700 miles.
third day, we drove to joliet, illinois. it took 12 hours. it was 760 miles.
the fourth day, we made it to cleveland in 6 hours from joliet. that was 360 miles.

if you're just going to cleveland, then i would recommend flying. hopefully you'll be able to find something cheaper than $425... and if you're just going to cleveland, you won't really NEED a car. get a shuttle to your hotel, and then take public transportation to the museum... or even a taxi... that'll be cheaper than renting a car.

we drove because we were on a road trip, and we went other places too, so i don't know if you want to do that...

good luck!


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