Articles by Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich

About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (320 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have just written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at

U2ieTour NYC5&6 July 26-27, 2015

The fifth U2ieTour show in New York City on July 26, 2015 was the fourth anniversary of the last 360 show in the U.S. That show in Pittsburgh was when Larry hugged me on his way to the stage. This NYC5 show wasn’t quite as memorable. Although Larry did finally wear his blue shirt that I [continue reading]

August 4, 2015 // 2 Comments

U2ieTour NYC1&2 July 18-19, 2015

What made the first two U2ieTour shows in New York City at Madison Square Garden on July 18 and 19 especially fantastic was that I was not expecting anything – I had no plans to meet the band or wait in the GA line. I had already had so many great experiences on this tour that I had no goals [continue reading]

July 21, 2015 // 12 Comments

U2ieTour NYC preview

It was my first U2ieTour ticket purchased. I used my presale code to ensure I would see U2 Opening Night at Madison Square Garden. This Saturday July 18, 2011 will be my 85th U2 show, my 10th of the innocence and experience tour, and U2’s first of eight shows in New York City where [continue reading]

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

U2ieTour Chicago5 – July 2, 2015

The fifth and final show in Chicago, my ninth of the tour and 84th overall, was magnificent! I finally got my picture with Larry (after 23 years of touring), and U2 played “Gloria,” “Bad” ending with a verse from “Moment of Surrender,” “California” [continue reading]

July 3, 2015 // 2 Comments

U2ieTour Chicago4 – June 29, 2015

The fourth ie show in Chicago (my 83rd overall) saw the debut of “The Crystal Ballroom” – finally! Chicago4 was also the first show on the ie tour that did not have a fan on stage filming on Meerkat – and Bono did not pull anyone up during “Mysterious Ways.” I [continue reading]

June 30, 2015 // 2 Comments

U2ieTour Chicago3 – June 28, 2015

I was right each Chicago show is better than the last! Last night’s third ie show in Chicago, my 82nd overall, was magnificent! U2 played “Gloria,” Lucifer’s Hands,” “All I want is You,” and Bono sang the “I Did” in response to “Did you [continue reading]

June 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

U2ieTour Chicago2 – June 25, 2015

The second show in Chicago was better than the first, even without my favorite “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” I have a feeling each show is going to be better than the last, making Chicago5 next week an epic show! The day started off great when I met Larry! [continue reading]

June 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Chicago U2ieTour Day 1 – June 23, 2015

Today is the first of my 10 days in Chicago for five U2ieTour shows, three Fan MeetUps and lots of deep dish pizza! I’ve only been here 8 hours and haven’t done anything really, but I love this city! I have a feeling this is going to be the best 10 days of the summer! I left my house in [continue reading]

June 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

U2ieTour Chicago preview

I am SO excited for this U2ieTour Chicago trip! Not only do I get to spend 10 days in one of my favorite cities, but I get to see five U2 shows! In my 23 years of U2 touring, I have never seen five consecutive U2 shows in the same city before. Add to that, finally meeting other fans who I’ve [continue reading]

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

U2ieTour Denver June 5-8, 2015

The U2ieTour shows in Denver were the last added. I sold two of my NYC shows, so I could go to Denver. One, because it was a weekend. Two, because I am a Broncos fan and like going to Denver. Three, because I wanted to see U2 in a different city. And four, because I knew these shows in Denver would [continue reading]

June 11, 2015 // 3 Comments

U2ieTour Opener Vancouver May 13-16, 2015

Vancouver Day 1 – May 13, 2015 4:10am est I wrote from BWI airport, “My musical journey continues. Today I start the U2ieTour – 15 shows in Vancouver, Denver, Chicago and NYC.” I woke up at 3am after about two hours of sleep – a little dozing off and on before that. I [continue reading]

May 18, 2015 // 4 Comments

#U2ieTour Opening Night Vancouver 5.14.15

Opening Night of U2ieTour was fantastic! Vancouver is fantastic! I’m having a blast. Ok now on to the show! I did not wait in the GA line at all. I arrived at 6pm right before the doors were supposed to open. I stood at the rail at the e stage right next to where Larry was going to be. See [continue reading]

May 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

On the Road with U2 on the U2ieTour

For the 360 Tour, I drove to every concert – with my two dogs. Now this year for the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour,  I’m flying to every concert – except for the ones in New York City. So this tour my dogs, Elvis and Cilla, will not be traveling with me – except maybe to New [continue reading]

April 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

U2 at the Grammys

U2 is nominated for Best Rock Album for their latest album Songs of Innocence at this year’s 57th Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast this Sunday night February 8th starting at 8:00 pm est on CBS. Will U2 win adding to their long list of Grammy Awards? Here is a look back at U2’s [continue reading]

February 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

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