January 2011

Elevation 2001

2001 was one of the best years of my life. It truly was the year of U2. But it started just over 2 months prior with the release of All That You Can’t Leave Behind in October 2000. It quickly became one of my favorite U2 albums. I didn’t have to listen to it a few times to fall in love with it [continue reading]

January 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

My Summer in Dublin 1998 & NetAid 1999

The year after Popmart I spent the summer of 1998 in Dublin, Ireland. I stayed and studied at Trinity College and took weekend visits to London and Belfast. While in Dublin, I visited U2 sites. I walked from Trinity to Windmill Lane and saw the wall where all the U2 fans signed, just like the wall [continue reading]

January 28, 2011 // 1 Comment

Philly – 6.8.97 Franklin Field

My 6th Popmart show, and final one on the first leg, was on June 8, 1997 at Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. I went to this show with my best friend Cindy. We arrived to see Bono and Larry get off the buses, but like in Columbus they were swarmed by fans and we [continue reading]

January 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

Jersey – 5.31- 6.1.97 Giants Stadium

My next Popmart shows were at Giants Stadium in New Jersey on May 31 and June 1. My friend Laurie went with me. We were on the floor for the first show, but our tickets were in the stands on the side of the stage for the second. Ken, the crew member I had met in Pittsburgh, walked us down to the [continue reading]

January 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Columbus – 5.24.97 Ohio Stadium

After the Pittsburgh show, Mike, his girlfriend and I drove the three hours to Columbus, Ohio for our second Popmart show on May 24, 1997 at Ohio State University. We saw Bono get off the bus, but he was swarmed by fans. It wasn’t orderly as it had been on ZooTv. We got a few pictures though. We [continue reading]

January 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Pop Music

Pop was released in March of 1997. I remember seeing the video for Discotheque and loving it because U2 was dressed like The Village People. A lot of people criticized Pop for being too techno and not enough of like U2, but I really liked it. The lyrics were just as strong as always. In fact, one [continue reading]

January 20, 2011 // 2 Comments

ZooTv recap

Primus and Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprosy opened the all the shows I saw on the ZooTv Outside Broadcast tour, except for the rehearsal concert in Hershey. Primus had a popular song called Jerry Was a Racecar Driver and U2 had been using Disposable’s Television Drug of a Nation to open their [continue reading]

January 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Achtung Y’all!

Achtung Baby was released in 1991. I had to listen to it a few times before I fell in love with it, which I did. It had a completely different sound from any of U2’s previous albums, but the lyrics were amazing. And for me, music is all about lyrics and drums. Who’s Gonna Ride Your [continue reading]

January 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

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