360 Charlottesville October 1, 2009
Thursday October 1, 2009 – U2 Charlottesville
I still hate Virginia! Traffic sucks! Left Mom and Dad’s around 11:15am and got to Charlottesville at 2:30pm. Had to wait in line to check in at the hotel for an hour. Then Tasha and her sister met me at the hotel. We left at 4:15 for the concert and didn’t find our parking lot at Scott Stadium at the University of Virginia until almost 6 – hate Virginia traffic. We stood inside the circle side stage – Adam side on the front rail, but literally on the side.
Tonight U2 played No Line on the Horizon, which was the only difference from the DC show – but they changed the order. Bono sang the beginning of ‘Unforgettable Fire’ to Tasha and I before he went on the bridge. the vocals were turned up so loud that we could really hear Larry screaming the Hey Hey Hey’s during Boots. Bono said something about ‘Edge’s ass’ during ‘New Year’s Day.’ I followed Larry to the back during ‘I’ll Go Crazy.’ And we went to the back during ‘Moment of Surrender’ to see them leave but they went the other way. I got to see Abbey, Jennifer and Mike Elms. Muse opened. It only took us 5 minutes to get back to the hotel after the show.
During the tour I said Charlottesville was my least favorite show of the 8 I saw, but after hearing the bootleg, it was a really good show. I was just jaded by all the traffic in Virginia.
If you would like to see all of my pictures from this Charlottesville show, please click http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=111755&id=734599167&l=8738a6ee17 or click on the link on the right of my homepage under U2 360 2009 Tour Pics.
Raleigh was my first show since Vertigo Atlanta 2005. It was the first time I came so close to actually meeting Bono, but I was too overwhelmed. My mother thought I had been in a car wreck when I called her afterward. I loved “Stand By Me” (one of my favorite non-U2 songs of all time) with the full moon at Carter-Finley. Can’t wait for June to roll around!
Thanks so much for adding your own concert experience to my blog. It would be cool if I got everyone’s experience – would make for quite an interesting read I think. Wasn’t that full moon in Raleigh wonderful?