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Offline bonogrl from Boston

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Last night's show in Boston (Somerville)
« on: March 12, 2009, 10:24:52 AM »
Not sure if this is the right place to post this, so I'm sorry admins if you have to move it.  Anyway, went to last night's show at the Somerville Theater.  It was awesome!  U2 sounded great.  I think they are sounding better than ever.  It was a little unorganized as far as getting bussed over there and passing out the tickets.  I ended up being in the balcony almost in the last row so I was a little bummed about that.  I've actually been closer to them at Vertigo in Hartford.  That being said, it was still an incredible experience!  They were really great during the Q & A.  Bono has obviously been a favorite of mine, but last night he really stood out to me during the Q & A.  Sway (from MTV) read the questions and the people who's question it was would stand up so the band could see them.  Whenever a question was directed to Bono he always looked to see who had asked the question.  They other guys didn't really do this.  Also during the time while we were off the air for commercial breaks Bono was always engaging the audience.  He asked how many people had been at Paradise back in the '80s and asked how many people were seeing them for the first time.  Not that Larry, Adam and Edge weren't great, but Bono really showed me why he was my favorite.  It was great to have that kind of interaction with them, even though I am sure they didn't hear anything that I was screaming at them!  The energy was awesome.  Meet some great people as well.  The U2 fan community is great.  Great job boys, thank you so much for taking the time to put on a small show for us!!!!!!!  This is why I love U2!!!!   ;D  ;D



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Re: Last night's show in Boston (Somerville)
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 10:37:13 AM »
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Wow, just...........wow. What an amazing night.

I got there around 5:30, and met up with Josh aka Spaceboy. A person from interscope came out and told us how things would work: they'd be checking ID's and giving us wristbands and tickets. He pretty much threatened us with death if we brought cell phones or cameras.  But when I was at the show, so many people around me had them and didn't get kicked out. I needed my cell on me to stay in touch with my mom, who was in the city and I would be meeting up with after the show. That kind of pi**ed me off that they threatened us for nothing.

The line to get checked in was one huge clusterf***. We were supposed to leave around 6:45, didn't leave until 7:55. It was kind of frustrating, but so worth it. Reminded me of getting back in line to do GA at the Garden. Seating was random. Josh and I wound up in the balcony. I was dissapointed for maybe a second, but got over it very quickly. Still had an awesome view.  We got on the bus, and we had police escorts down to the theater. We were all cheering everytime we got to run a red light.  When I got on the bus, I started freaking out for the first time and hugging Josh. Talked to some cool fans in front of us from @u2who I now know is bonogrl from Boston and her husband. We arrived after 8 to huge crowds outside the theater.

U2 went on at 9. The energy was amazing. Get On Your Boots live..........wow!!! I started off dislking the song after I heard it 2 months ago, after last night it's now a favorite. Then they performed Magnificent, Crazy Tonight , and Breathe. Bono was a little off during Breathe, but other than that amazing. They closed with Vertigo, which brought down the house. After the show I heard a few fans bitching that they played Vertigo and not another new song. I wanted to yell, "Um, there are so many people who would kill to be you right now. Quit your bitching!"

After the set came the Q+A. Larry swore a few times and Bono had to remind him we were on live radio.  During the commercial breaks they weren't just sitting there and talking to the host. They were interacting with us and answering questions. Bono had us all sing Happy Birthday to Adam.  He asked us who was at the show that had been at the Paradise and which U2 fans were at a U2 show for the first time.

It was just an amazing experience. Wow, just wowowowowow. Thank you U2!
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Re: Last night's show in Boston (Somerville)
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009, 11:26:27 AM »
You guys are really lucky! If they were in Albany (which they were in 80) I would have gone too! I heard on the news this place held 1000 people so thats relatively small.

Too bad you couldnt have snuck some pics for us but if the security was threatening, I totally understand.

Wow!

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Re: Last night's show in Boston (Somerville)
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009, 01:04:06 PM »
I just got the show from u2start and it sounds great.  I am amazed at how good these songs sound live.  I can only hope that this doesn't get lost in a big open-aired stadium.

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Re: Last night's show in Boston (Somerville)
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009, 07:56:55 PM »
Glad you guys had such a great time!  What a unique event to be a part of!

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Re: Last night's show in Boston (Somerville)
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009, 10:46:24 PM »
What an exciting experience bonogirl! One I know you will never forget!

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Re: Last night's show in Boston (Somerville)
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009, 07:46:25 AM »
2 days later, still on a high. :)

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Re: Last night's show in Boston (Somerville)
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2009, 07:53:05 AM »
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2 days later, still on a high. :)

Me too!  I didn't sleep too well last night, still had the songs going through my head  ;D

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Re: Last night's show in Boston (Somerville)
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2009, 03:39:11 PM »
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After the set came the Q+A. Larry swore a few times and Bono had to remind him we were on live radio.

Wow -- you were there! ;D I've been listening to a recording of this but the swearing was cut out. I was just wondering what he said that had to be censored. I want to hear it ... ;)