If you've been here before, or you know me at all, you probably guessed that my U post would be about U2, my favorite band. I'll use any excuse to talk about them. I'm not really going to talk about them too much today, though; instead, I'm going to share some pictures with you. I've seen U2 three times - twice on their Vertigo tour in 2005, and once last year on the 360 tour. My pictures from 2005 aren't great (we had decent seats the first time, and nosebleeds the second), and they're not on this computer anyway, so I'm just going to share pics from last year.
U2 - Roger's Centre, Toronto
Pictures taken inside the pit, 3rd row from the stage (I still squee whenever I say that)
Photos copyright Marie Landry and Amanda Groulx
I took several videos that day, but this one is my favorite. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me was never one of my favorite songs until that day. Bono came swinging out on his microphone and stopped near us and looked right at me. My camera kept malfunctioning, and of course it chose right then to do it again...I kept hitting the shutter but the picture wasn't taking. He stood right there looking at me until I got my shot, and after that I decided to switch to video so I wouldn't have any more shutter issues. It felt like the moment lasted forever, but in reality it was only a few seconds of course. Best few seconds of my life, though!
Who's your favorite band or musician? Have you seen them live? Are you a U2 fan?