U2’s Elevation Tour is my favorite U2 tour and one of the most amazing experiences of my life! From the tour opener on March 24, 2001 in Ft. Lauderdale to the final show of the tour on December 2, 2001 in Miami, I went to 27 U2 shows, had 3 amazing moments with Larry Mullen, traveled to 17 cities, and met and made 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 show in Miami, Jersey1, Boston4, Philly2, and Tampa. The entire Elevation tour was great, but these seven shows were stand outs for me.
My Larry moments were more than I could have ever hoped for. I’ve been in love with him since I was 14. My first Larry moment was on June 21, 2001 Jersey1 when Larry looked into my eyes and gave me his drum stick. My second Larry moment was on October 19, 2001 in Baltimore when Larry hugged me and smiled. This was the first time I met Larry. My 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.
I ended U2001 by having a U2-themed New Year’s Eve party at my house with all of my friends I had made on the Elevation Tour.I decorated the basement with U2 posters and photos. We watched U2 videos, discussed the tour and shared pictures. I am still friends with these great people today. For all my Elevation pictures, click here.
This blog post is part of my A to Z April Challenge about ‘My U2’ – what I love about U2 from A to Z. Thanks for stopping by. I am also blogging the A to Z Challenge on my other blog Deena’s Days about ‘My Music’ – music I love from A to Z.