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.
I spent the first half of the day relaxing in my fabulous suite at the wonderful Epic hotel. I left the hotel at 2:00 and was parked at Sun Life Stadium by 3. Luckily I didn’t have to walk too far to find out where everyone waiting for U2 to arrive. Around 5:30 U2 finally arrived, but again did not stop. I guess since they stopped and greeted the fans the first 4 shows I went to, I just assumed they would stop every time. I guess I shouldn’t have taken it for granted when I spoke with Bono in Seattle and Oakland. Hopefully they will stop at least one more time on my next 7 shows and maybe, just maybe Larry will actually come out and talk with me. There was still a GA line around 6, so I got in it and then straight into the inner circle with my Happy Birthday re-entry stamp.
I stayed on Edge’s side of the inner circle so I could watch U2 enter under the stage. While waiting, I hung out with Rick, as I do most shows, and Dave and his son Joshua (yes named after The Joshua Tree). The inner circle was pretty full by 7pm. Florence and the Machine didn’t start until 7:45 and U2 didn’t come on until 9:15. Bono again shouted ‘Achtung Y’all!’ during The Fly. U2 debuted North Star in the US, in the place where Stay or Stuck in a Moment is usually played. During I’ll Go Crazy Larry looked at me, smiled and mouthed something to me. I’m not sure what it was, maybe ‘Hi’ or ‘Thanks’, but we locked eyes for a few moments. U2 exited on Adam’s side, even though they had entered on Edge’s side, but Larry did look in my direction as he came down the stairs from the stage. The Miami audience as a whole was enthusiastic and loud, but the folks around me in the inner circle didn’t seem too excited. It took me over 2 hours to get out of the parking lot at Sun Life Stadium, so I didn’t get back to the hotel until almost 2am.
Please watch my video of U2 entering Sun Life Stadium http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3Do8syb1zs
Please watch my video of LET ME IN THE SOUND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGSolBp5pmg
Please watch my video of the US debut of North Star http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjI6RqitLzU
Please watch my video of Larry starting I’ll Go Crazy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvl3jYpKGNI
Please watch my video of U2 leaving Sun Life Stadium http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u2zP2SFdZg
Please watch my video of U2 360 Miami overview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPNrs2nQHJw
I’m spending today relaxing in my fabulous suite at the fantastic Epic hotel in Miami resting up for my long drive to Nashville tomorrow for the U2 360 show on Saturday.