U2 360 Miami 6.29.11

The U2 360 show in Miami was great! It was the same set list as East Lansing except U2 played North Star for the first time in the US. I had a great Larry moment during I’ll Go Crazy. It was hot in Miami, but not as hot as it was in Baltimore.

Sun Life Stadium Miami

U2 360 Miami 6.29.11

I stayed on Edge’s side of the inner circle so I could watch U2 enter under the stage. While waiting, I hung out with Rick, as I do most shows, and Dave and his son Joshua (yes named after The Joshua Tree). The inner circle was pretty full by 7pm. Florence and the Machine didn’t start until 7:45 and U2 didn’t come on until 9:15. Bono again shouted ‘Achtung Y’all!’ during The Fly. U2 debuted North Star in the US, in the place where Stay or Stuck in a Moment is usually played. During I’ll Go Crazy Larry looked at me, smiled and mouthed something to me. I’m not sure what it was, maybe ‘Hi’ or ‘Thanks’, but we locked eyes for a few moments. U2 exited on Adam’s side, even though they had entered on Edge’s side, but Larry did look in my direction as he came down the stairs from the stage. The Miami audience as a whole was enthusiastic and loud, but the folks around me in the inner circle didn’t seem too excited. It took me over 2 hours to get out of the parking lot at Sun Life Stadium, so I didn’t get back to the hotel until almost 2am.

Edge enters

LET ME IN THE SOUND!

Larry starts I’ll Go Crazy with Sammy looking on

my view from behind the stage

Larry looking at me?

Please watch my video of U2 entering Sun Life Stadium http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3Do8syb1zs

Please watch my video of LET ME IN THE SOUND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGSolBp5pmg

Please watch my video of the US debut of North Star http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjI6RqitLzU

Please watch my video of Larry starting I’ll Go Crazy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvl3jYpKGNI

Please watch my video of U2 leaving Sun Life Stadium http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u2zP2SFdZg

 

I’m spending today relaxing in my fabulous suite at the fantastic Epic hotel in Miami resting up for my long drive to Nashville tomorrow for the U2 360 show on Saturday.

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (327 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 90 and soon to be 100) 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 deenadietrich@gmail.com.

3 Comments on U2 360 Miami 6.29.11

  1. Dear Memphis,

    We must meet! I have just recently discovered your blog & read all about your journey. We have a lot in common!!! Although my touring history is mainly w/Tori Amos (80+ shows to date), I consider myself a fairly professional music fan. I will be in Nashville, & am a little ashamed to admit this is my very 1st U2 show ever. I have waited 30 years for this day!!! I see that you are a dog lover & I have 2 dog-children myself. I also think it quite interesting that Lana Turner is your favorite actress (I’m named after her). Anyway, I would really love to meet you this Saturday. I will be wearing a red & white striped fedora w/a U2 button on the side & my DESI(RED) shirt. I’m hoping w/all my might that Bono will be able to stop by & talk to fans before the show. I have no idea what I would say to him but I know it would be a defining moment in my life just to see him. I have seats in the stands but am curious as to how the inner circle works especially if it is not totally full. I will look for you & think what you’re doing is awesome! You can check out some of my tour history on my blog if you’re interested. – Lana

    • THanks Lana! Yes we have a lot in common. I would love to talk with you. I’ll be at Vanderbilt stadium around 3 on Saturday waiting for the band to arrive. I’ll be in my concert uniform black Larry Mullen Band tee and straw cowboy hat.

  2. Question: you mentioned a “Happy birthday” stamp this time round. Is it always like that in the inner circle or was it actually someone’s birthday on that occasion? I’m not good with dates in general, so maybe it was a band member?

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