Elevation Pittsburgh 5.6.01 Melon Arena – where it all began

Sunday May 6, 2001 Pittsburgh, PA

I flew to Pittsburgh and was in the GA line at the Mellon Arena by 9:30am. Insane! I met a lot of great people including Tasha and Frank. I almost knocked myself out when I hit my head on the metal barriers. So embarrassing and it really hurt!

U2 Elevation Pittsburgh 5.6.01

The U2 show in Pittsburgh had the best set list and best energy so far. I was one person back from the rail in front of Bono, inside the heart for the first time. PJ Harvey opened. Tonight U2 played Gone, Kite, Angel of Harlem and Sweetest Thing. When they started into Gone, I screamed so loud scaring my new friend Tasha and her sister Kelly. It was great to be that close for songs like Bad, One, Stuck in a Moment, Elevation, etc. But I do still prefer seeing the show from the tip of the heart because it’s a better all around view. I couldn’t appreciate it when Bono was out there. Great time though! Bono blew bubbles during Walk On, and I touched Bono’s hand during Beautiful Day. Gone was definitely my highlight of the show. This Pittsburgh show has been the best overall experience so far. The GA line was the most fun, and the concert was the longest and had the best set list.

me in Pittsburgh

This Pittsburgh show is what really started the magical experience that was the Elevation tour. It was the first time I stood inside the heart at the front rail. It was the first time I waited in the GA line all day. It was the first time I made friends that I continued to hang out with during the tour and then I met their friends, and so on. I met Tasha in Pittsburgh and she is still one of my friends today.

Elevation Pittsburgh 5.6.01 Set List: Elevation, Beautiful Day, Until the End of the World, New Year’s Day, Stuck In a Moment, Gone, Kite, New York, I Will Follow, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Sweetest Thing, In a Little While, Angel of Harlem, Stay, Bad/All I Want Is You, Where the Streets Have No Name, Mysterious Ways, The Fly, Bullet the Blue Sky, With or Without You, Pride, One, Walk On.

About Deena 'DeenasDays' Dietrich (342 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 written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 100) U2 shows I have been to since ZooTv 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 with Elvis, U2, Grizzlies, Broncos, LMP, NKOTB, Orioles. Please connect with me @DeenasDays on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

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