imedi~ That video was amazing! Thank you so much
for sending the link -- I never thought to look on YouTube!! I was awfully grabby, wasn't I
That was my first U2 show. We won tickets by lottery, drove 8 hours from central Missouri to Chicago, enduring one auto breakdown on the way there. Our actual seats were up in the nosebleed section but I had been watching Larry's drums gradually being moved closer and closer to the stage with my binoculars, so when his set was next in line ( during Bryan Adams) my friend and I charged downstairs, slipped from the middle section to the floor through the railings, and began row-hopping across the floor toward the front of the stage. When the lights dimmed after Bryan Adams was finished, we jumped the last two rows and ended up at the head of the pack, front and center, right up against the wall before the stage. I think most of the audience was there for U2; at least, we were packed in with fans who were just as enthusiastic as we were. I would've been thrilled to just stay where I was, but actually getting pulled up was totally amazing (to put it mildly). That slow dance and twirl were awfully nice....
It is a really wild feeling, being on stage in front of tens of thousands of people. And afterwards, people wanted to touch me because I'd been onstage with Bono. That was incredibly strange!
Once again, thank you so much! I have shared this with my sister, who is also a big fan, and the first person I told when it happened ( woke her up from a dead sleep at 12:30 a.m. the night of the concert and started shouting, " He pulled me onstage!! He pulled me onstage!!"), so I can't wait to read her response