Friday, December 10, 2010

U2 360 degrees

Trust me, hubby and I haven't been to many concerts over the years but like I have said before it has been like a concert smorgasbord recently.

Buying any sort of event tickets on Ticketek makes me utterly shake with anxiety. 

We have been extremely fortunate of late, to have great friends that have been brave enough to logon to ticketek and get us tickets while they are there.
Many thanks to them.

So just hours after getting home from Mon Repos yesterday we headed off to U2 at Suncorp stadium.
Oh boy, Oh boy

It is difficult to put into words the 'amazingness' of seeing such a great band live.
Bono oozes grateful 'Rock Star' from every part of him.
The Edge is in his own class of guitar greatness.

I saw them 20 years ago when they were here doing the 'Rattle and Hum" concert, so I am feeling extremely lucky today to have seen them twice.

The incredible Rocket ship stage. There were 2 moving bridges that moved between the (2) circular stages which the band moved around on. Incredible.

The centre 'screen' moved up and down throughout the concert while constantly projecting images of the band.

The best part of the concert for me was the constant references to human rights issues, which has been the crux of the band since the beginning.

It was very touching and thought provoking.
Goose bump stuff!!

They showed graphic images of the suffering of the people of Iran whilst singing 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'.
The Burmese political prisoner situation featured heavily.
Bono payed tribute to the released pro-democracy leader Aung San Sunkyi and the remaining 2, 200 prisoners being held in terrible conditions.
Desmond Tutu featured on the big screen mentioning AIDS in Africa, apartheid, and human rights in a somewhat humorous fashion.

They are here for a reason that band.

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