U2’s Elevation Tour was the most amazing experience of my life! Honestly, the two months I spent in Ireland and this Elevation tour were the two best experiences of my life! From March 24th in Ft. Lauderdale to December 2nd in Miami 27 U2 shows, three amazing moments with Larry, 17 cities, many great friends. My favorite show of the Elevation Tour and of any tour was Providence 2 – Larry’s 40th Birthday on October 31, 2001. Other special shows were Baltimore, the final shows in Miami, Jersey1, Boston4, Philly2, and Tampa. The entire Elevation tour was great, but these seven shows were stand outs.
My Larry moments were more than I could have ever hoped for. I’ve been in love with him since I was 14. First Larry moment was on June 21, 2001 Jersey1 when Larry looked into my eyes and gave me his drumstick. Second Larry moment was on October 19, 2001 in Baltimore when Larry hugged me and smiled. This was the first and only time I have ever met Larry. Third Larry moment was Larry’s 40th Birthday on October 31, 2001 Providence2. Larry gave me his champagne bottle. This was cool because I didn’t ask for it like I had the drumstick or the hug, he just gave it to me. And then Larry came back to me so I could give him his birthday card and tee shirt. I thanked him for the champagne and wished him a Happy Birthday and he thanked me.
All the great friends I’ve made since March: Tasha, Jenny, Paola, Ayaz, Cathy, Kate, Jennifer, Claudia, Kathleen, Gabriella, Alice, Ruth, Khelia, Dan, Tim, Rob, Bill, Abbey, Frank and Matt. Because of U2 I met these great people and traveled to great cities.
We celebrated our great year of U2 with a New Year’s Eve party at my parents’ house because my apartment was too small and my parents were in Florida. I decorated the basement with U2 posters and photos. We watched U2 videos, discussed the tour and shared pictures. For all my Elevation tour pictures, please click here.
A year later U2 played the Superbowl halftime show February 3, 2002. I had a little superbowl/U2 party at my apartment. It was an amazing performance, and Larry wore a see-threw shirt! Tasha and I were screaming as if we were at the U2 show, scaring all our non-U2 fan guests. But it would be three more years before I would actually be at another U2 show.