Last week, my sis-in-law phoned and said they had an extra ticket to U2 on Sunday night and would I want to go. Would I want to go?? There are three concerts I’ve always wanted to go to: U2, The Police and Harry Connick Jr. Mr MIP got to go to The Police a couple years ago when they performed at Wrigley Field. I didn’t go because we couldn’t afford to pay for two tickets. So he went with a friend of ours and then he later turned out to be the worst friend we’ve ever had. Well, that taught us. I should have gone.
Anyway, when I got this chance, Mr MIP said, you have to go. Then we’re even.
So I went! We had general admission tix on the floor of Soldier Field. Squished in and not able to move hardly an inch, I enjoyed every single minute of it. Which, if you understood how little I like to be squished and hardly able to move an inch, you’d know how excited I was to see them. Although the people I was with said it wasn’t their favorite U2 concert, for me, it was my first “stadium” show and it was just amazing. The spectacle of it all. And, just being able to see them was [insert amazing adjective here].
Snow Patrol opened for them (they’re Irish as well) and were good…and U2 rocked. My favorite was the medley of One into Amazing Grace into Where the Streets Have No Name.Oh, and get this, they opened with “Ground Control to Major Tom….” Well, you know me and that song…Aaaahhh…
When I crawled into bed at 2 am, I had a big ol’ smile on my face and I’ve been a better mother for it this week.
Giant “claw.” Took up about half the field. We were by the foot of the lefthand side. Hard to explain – but up the claw-feet there were little seats. Before U2 came on stage, the little chairs came down – the lighting guys climbed in and were pulled back up. So – imagine four guys in chairs up on each of those legs – the whole concert! Cool.
The band could walk across a bridge over to a walkway – which was fairly close to us. So I had fun seeing my guitar hero, The Edge (2nd in place to Mr MIP, of course).