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December 1, 2001 – Elevation Tampa

On the Thursday night, two nights before the U2 Elevation show in Tampa, Florida on Saturday December 1, 2001, I had a little pre-U2 concert gathering at my house. My traveling companions for the weekend, Tasha, Jenny and Paola came over my house and we watched U2 videos, concerts and interviews [continue reading]

November 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

Happy Birthday Larry Mullen Jr!

Happy Birthday Larry Mullen Jr! And Happy Anniversary of the night we shared a drink – the Elevation Providence show on Larry’s 40th birthday 10.31.01. Here is what I wrote about that night: October 31, 2001 Providence 2 Larry’s 40th Birthday This was the best show ever! There will [continue reading]

October 31, 2014 // 1 Comment

U2 “Songs of Innocence”

Larry is the only band member on the cover of U2’s new album, and his tatoo is prominently featured. A rendering of his tatoo is on the cd and the record. The Larry Mullen Band indeed! Actually, it is Larry and his son Aaron Elvis (who now just goes by Elvis which is so fantastic!) are on the [continue reading]

October 15, 2014 // 6 Comments

Happy 30th Unforgettable Fire

30 years ago today U2’s fourth full album The Unforgettable Fire was released. Larry described UF as, “‘Bringing light, shade & experimentation to the music.” I couldn’t agree more. I have always loved UF. Tracks “Pride,” “Bad” and [continue reading]

October 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tampa Popmart – my U2 Concert A to Z

The U2 concert in Tampa, Florida on November 10, 1997 at Houlihans Stadium was my favorite of the Popmart tour, and my favorite ‘T’ U2 concert overall. It was at this show that my Larry (wait for it) was almost replaced by Bono in my heart – I said almost. I traveled to Florida [continue reading]

April 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

The ELEVATION Tour is officially a teenager

Thirteen years ago today I was in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for the start of U2’s Elevation Tour. Although I knew this show was going to be special because I had never been to the very first show of a U2 tour before, I had no idea I was about to embark on the greatest musical journey of my [continue reading]

March 24, 2014 // 3 Comments

My Favorite U2 Tours

Since I ranked my favorite U2 albums and songs, I thought I would continue my ranking with tours, eras, lyrics and whatever else I can think of. Today’s post is about my favorite U2 tours, those that I have attended – ZooTv, PopMart, Elevation, Vertigo and 360. I thought about ranking [continue reading]

March 17, 2014 // 2 Comments

U2 lose Oscar to a cartoon

U2 once again lost at the Oscars. U2’s Golden Globe winning “Ordinary Love” was nominated for Best Original Song from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. The song was inspired by Nelson Mandela, taken right from his letters to his wife. Unfortunately, U2 lost to “Let it Go” from [continue reading]

March 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” will always be my favorite Christmas song. I even loved it before I knew who U2 were. I remember watching the making of it on MTV when I was 12, then watching the Live Aid concert the following summer. Now when I hear it (and better [continue reading]

December 24, 2013 // 1 Comment

Bono Remembers Nelson Mandela

Bono Honors The Man Who Could Not Cry Humor, humility and the ability to compromise were the marks of the man By BonoDec. 05, 2013  http://world.time.com/2013/12/05/bono-the-man-who-could-not-cry/ As an activist I have pretty much been doing what Nelson Mandela tells me since I was a teenager. [continue reading]

December 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

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