Friday, October 16, 2009

U2/MUSE Concert Tour

It was my first real concert.

I've been to some concerts in the past, but never to one that I was really looking forward to.
And I wasn't even there for U2. I was there for the opening act: MUSE, a UK alternative rock band.

I heard them for the first time when I was abroad in France in 2006-07. I fell in love with them and have been listening to their music religiously. It's unfortunate that they are not mainstream in the US; however they do really well in Europe. They sell out for concerts in Paris and Germany, as well as in England.

So it came as a complete shock when last week, I saw the billboard for the U2 360° Tour, and written below:

Was it a coincidence that Sebastian and I were talking about going to their concert if they EVER came to town??

I remembered my colleague saying he had a ticket to the show, and I asked him if he was still thinking of going. He told me his friend still had an extra ticket- for the floor, but wouldn't know until later that night if he was selling to a friend or not. The cost: $100.

I was more than prepared to buy it.

Later that week, my colleague notified me that the friend had in fact sold the ticket to someone else. I was bummed out that I wouldn't be able to go because second tier tickets were so far up and $100 each. That weekend, my colleague called to surprise me that the ticket had not been sold, and asked if I was still interested.

YES!!! How much?

I gave him the money the next day and got my ticket. 

Once there, we cut in line, pissed a whole bunch of people off and got in place behind the outer circle, where we knew they would be walking, to await the first act.


Enjoy the show,



1 comment:

  1. COOL. Seems everyone in my generation loved U2...they weren't really my thing, but I can appreciate their talent.