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U2 360 Miami 6.29.11

The U2 360 show in Miami was great! It was the same set list as East Lansing except U2 played North Star for the first time in the US. I had a great Larry moment during I’ll Go Crazy. It was hot in Miami, but not as hot as it was in Baltimore. U2 360…

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U2360USA from Michigan to Miami at the Epic hotel

Days 45 and 46 of my U2 360 tour across America brought me from East Lansing, Michigan to Miami, Florida – 1,426 miles bringing my miles driven over 10,500 miles so far. I left East Lansing Monday morning after the U2 show Sunday night, drove through Dayton and Cincinatti, Ohio, drove through the blinding rain in…

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U2 360 East Lansing 6.26.11 – the halfway point

The U2 360 show at Michigan State in East Lansing was good. The same set list as Baltimore, except Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me was played instead of Ultra Violet. It stayed light out through Elevation. This East Lansing show was the least crowded show I’ve been to, even though it was sold out. They didn’t sell…

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U2360 USA Day 43 – Maryland to Michigan

Day 43 of my U2 360 tour across America brought me from Maryland to Michigan for U2 360’s show at Michigan State University in East Lansing tomorrow. I left my parents’ house in Ellicott City, Maryland at 10am and arrived in East Lansing, Michigan at 7:30pm – driving 578 miles stopping only twice. It was a long,…

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U2 360 Anaheim2 6.18.11 – the best show so far

Anaheim2 was the best show of the tour so far. U2 completely changed the set list beginning the show with 5 straight songs from Achtung Baby, including The Fly. My favorite I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For made its return tonight, and I cried like a baby. They kept Pride in the set…

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U2 360 Anaheim1 6.17.11

The U2 360 show in Anaheim had the best energy so far of the five shows I’ve seen in the US on this leg. The audience was really into it. It was the same set list as the previous US shows this leg.   I spent the day in my hotel room conserving my energy…

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U2360USA Days 33 & 34 – Anaheim June Gloom

They call it ‘June Gloom’ here in Southern California, and it certainly is. It is cloudy, cool and humid – yes humid. It’s 68 degrees and 70% humidity and after walking the dogs, I’m sweating more than I did in Palm Springs when it was 95 degrees and 10% humidity. Why do I live in Memphis?…

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U2360USA Day 31 – Palm Springs to Anaheim

Day 31 of my U2 360 tour across America was an uneventful one, chores rather then sightseeing. We left the fabulous Palm Springs around 10:15am and were in Anaheim by noon. It was 89 degrees when we left Palm Srings and 73 degrees when we arrived in Anaheim. What a difference 90 miles makes. The hotels…

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U2360USA Day 29 – Palm Springs, a perfect day with Elvis

This was truly a Perfect Day, in the words of Larry. I honestly love Palm Springs and am seriously considering moving here. The weather is perfect – hot, but no humidity so it’s cool in the mornings and nights. It is a very dog friendly town – even resaturants allow them. It’s not crowded, it’s…

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U2360USA Days 26 & 27 – Oakland & San Francisco

Days 26 and 27 of my U2 360 tour across America were spent in Oakland and San Francisco. The day after the U2 show in Oakland, I just stayed in my hotel room napping, reading, watching tv and relaxing. Luckily I had enough leftovers, so I didn’t have to go out for food – just to…

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Larry Sings in Oakland! U2 360 6.7.11

The U2 360 show in Oakland had the same set list as the previous three shows in the US, but was a little different. First, the baseball infield was fenced off, so the GA area was smaller – as was the inner circle behind the stage. Second, there were two opening bands, so U2 didn’t…

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U2360USA Days 23 & 24 – Seattle to Oakland

Over 800 miles and 2 days later, we’re in Oakland, California. I’ll be in California for the next 13 days and am really looking forward to my time here! We left Seattle just before 1pm yesterday and arrived in Eugene, Oregon just before 6pm. It was the first day I drove to another city the day…

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U2360USA Day 20 part2 – the North American premiere of ‘Killing Bono’

Tonight Jenny and I attended the North American premiere of Killing Bono at the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF. It was shown at the Neptune Theatre, one of the University District’s oldest theatres. The movie Killing Bono is based on Neil McCormick’s memoir Killing Bono: I was Bono’s Doppelganger. I liked the book better. In Killing Bono, Neil McCormick…