Articles by Deena 'DeenasDays' Dietrich

U2eiTour in Nashville May 26, 2018

This was the most relaxed I had ever been the day of a U2 show. After touring the Country Music Hall of Fame and RCA Studio B and eating lunch in Nashville, Sharon and I were back in our room by 1pm to rest up before the U2 show. It started pouring rain and when it died down, Sharon decided to walk [continue reading]

June 18, 2018 // 1 Comment

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 1st leg recap

Everyone keeps asking me how this 30th Anniversary Joshua Tree Tour ranks among other tours. Well for me nothing will ever top the great Elevation Tour of 2001, but this Joshua Tree Tour has my favorite set list as The Joshua Tree is and always has been and always will be my favorite album. So [continue reading]

July 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Jersey2 6.29.17

To be honest I expected more from the second show in New Jersey, as historically the second show in the same city has been much better than the first. Case in point, Chicago2 was worlds better than Chicago1. But it is a U2 show, so of course it was great, but I was really hoping for “A Sort [continue reading]

June 30, 2017 // 1 Comment

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Jersey1 6.28.17

Larry loves New York (and New Jersey)! He and the rest of U2 seemed to be having a lot of fun last night at MetLife Stadium. It was a great show with the same set list as the previous show in Boston. This was the start of my five day, 1000 mile, six state, 4 concert road trip to end this first US [continue reading]

June 29, 2017 // 1 Comment

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour DC 6.20.17

There was a really great energy at the U2 30th Anniversary Joshua Tree show in Washington DC last night. Bono seemed especially pumped. It was cooler than the previous shows I had been to in Miami, Louisville and Philadelphia. And the GA was not as crowded, even though it was sold out. I started my [continue reading]

June 21, 2017 // 7 Comments

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Philadelphia 6.18.17

The show in Philly was hot! It was as hot as Louisville, which is crazy for a show in the Northeast. But it was a great show with two firsts: the tour debut of “Mysterious Ways” and the first proper band introductions of the tour. I was particularly exhausted on this day of the show as [continue reading]

June 19, 2017 // 3 Comments

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Louisville 6.16.17

The show in Louisville was my halfway point of this leg of the tour, my 5th show of this 30th Anniversary Joshua Tree tour and my 95th U2 show overall. It was a great show, but not my favorite of the tour that I had predicted back in May. Even though it was the 16th of June and the lyrics to [continue reading]

June 17, 2017 // 3 Comments

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Miami 6.11.17

“Miami hot as hell tonight! Miami hot as hell tonight!” Bono sang at the end of “Beautiful Day” in Miami June 11 on the 30th Anniversary of The Joshua Tree Tour. And it was HOT. The heat index during the day was 101. Even at night it was hot because inside the stadium there [continue reading]

June 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Pittsburgh 6.7.17

I really enjoyed my 28 1/2 hour runner in Pittsburgh. There was no traffic driving to and from Pittsburgh, I had a great hotel, enjoyed some of the sites, hung out with old friends and of course got to see/hear a great U2 show! I left my house at 6am Wednesday morning the day of the show and was [continue reading]

June 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Chicago2 6.4.17

While the first Joshua Tree show in Chicago was intense and exciting as it was my first of the tour, the second show was more relaxed and fun. The audience was more into it and the band as a whole was more into it. Bono seemed to be having much more fun the second night. On this my 92nd U2 show, I [continue reading]

June 5, 2017 // 6 Comments

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Chicago1 6.3.17

OMG! That was amazing! Nothing will ever beat the Elevation Tour for me, but this Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour has my favorite set list with the exception of one. I was excited for every song except “Miss Sarajevo.” Each of U2’s first five albums were represented except [continue reading]

June 4, 2017 // 4 Comments

Happy 30th Joshua Tree

It was 30 years ago today, March 9, 1987, U2 released my favorite, and in my opinion, their best album THE JOSHUA TREE. It is truly a part of me. It is ingrained in me. Its songs are second nature to me. The Joshua Tree is like being home. The Joshua Tree is the album that got me into U2 at age [continue reading]

March 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

I can’t believe I just wrote that title, “U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017.” I mean I’ve known for weeks and I’ve bought all the tickets, but wow this is really happening. After 30 years and missing it the first time around (because I wasn’t allowed to go, not [continue reading]

February 13, 2017 // 4 Comments