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Old 09-27-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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Milwaukee was phenomenal! One of the best days of my life!!!

Hello everyone. I am so excited to share my experiences. I hope that this forum is the place to do it since I have reviews, pics, and was lucky enough to meet the boys!!! My GA tickets which cost $325 on ebay/pair could not have made me luckier! Yes, waited out in the rain for 12 hours, but wouldn't change a thing! First of all, Milwaukee people are so incrediby nice. Everyone I met were so great! Waited in the rain and decided to look out for the band around 1:45. I waited for 2 hours (yes, it was still pooring!) The security guard claimed they wouldn't come out to meet fans since it was raining. Sure enough, Bono came first. He was so incredibly nice. Stopped and greeted everyone waiting, but didn't really sign autographs. I shook Bono's hand and said, "Please don't get sick!" ... I was so in awe, I couldn't think of what to say! Shortly after, Edge came out, too!!! He was incredibly nice and I shook his hand, too, and he stopped to sign my Vertigo cd cover. Unfortunately, it was POURING and my cover had gotten very damp. He tried to sign with the first pen, it didn't work. I gave him a second one to use. He said, "I'm so sorry. It's so wet, it's not working very well." I said, "That's okay, Edge. You tried!!!" I happily have a few markings on my cd cover with the letter "E" and a few scratches from an attempted signing, but I know the real truth behind the marks. After meeting the two Rockstars I started to walk back to my car with my husband and balled my eyes out!!!! I couldn't stop crying. I was so happy!!! I called everyone I could to tell them how lucky I was!!! I was already overwhelmed with emotion... And then, I even got luckier!!!!

After 12 hours in the rain, we finally were let in at the Bradley Center. I went before my husband. We were number 38 and 39, though the other lines were moving a bit faster and I was nervous! Finally I got through, my ticket scanned "Vertigo Vertigo Vertigo!" and I grabbed my husband's hand and charged to the concert mainfloor. It wasn't until we got to the security guard when I realized, I forgot to go to the 2nd table to get the additional wristband!!! Had to run back, be banded, and proceeded to the front row of the Bomb Shelter in front of Adam!!! We were so amazingly close. Just a little more than an armslength away! The whole band and every track was AMAZING!!! Bono was in rare form and seeing the band so close up rocked my world! Adam is absolutely adorable!!! He has so much personality and winked at me and made eye contact with me and the crowd and was such a cutie! The songs were absolutely to die for! My 3rd show in a week and my first General Admission experience in my life. I am floating on cloud 9 and have pics to prove my fortune!!! I am one of the luckiest fans out there 'cause I met the band and had front row for a kick ass concert!!! I'm even more in love with the band now!!! Enjoy my pics!!! Please use them only for your personal enjoyment. Thanks!


http://photobucket.com/albums/b206/s...DLEY%20CENTER/
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Sounds like a great time, and lots of pictures of Adam
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Great concert! I was there too. My brother and I were 63 and 64. The rain sucked but getting into the elipse made it a worth it. Great pics!

Too bad all those GA people coming late almost ruined it for the rest of us. I can't believe they called in the cops. Oh well...it all worked out in the end.
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WoW!!! GREAT PICS!

Especially the one where Adam is reaching down to grab someone's hand. very cool!

CONGRATS ON MEETING THE BOYS!!


I met them too back in April. It was worlds colliding, surreal moment in my life! I am already a crazy u2 fanatic but now after that I am even more hooked. If that is possible...

Just remember don't ever get off that cloud 9! I am still up there and plan on making it a permanent place to be.
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nice pics.

It's rare to see Adam reaching out. That pic is defintately rare!


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Adam was so amazingly adorable. I loved it when he winked at me!!! He was watching us to see how we were enjoying his brilliance. I have an absolute new adoration for Adam!!! Glad you're enjoying!!!
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Those are some of the clearest close ups and action shots of U2 so far this tour!

Your pics are absolutely beautiful.

I love the close ups of Bono and Edge greeting the crowd outside the Bradley Center but I also love your concert shots.

I also vote for the one of Adam shaking hands with the crowd as a keeper.
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I wanted to give Adam a hug during the concert. He was so adorable and so personable... Just the expressions in his face told me about his love for music and for his fans. Plus his winking at me made me blush as well!
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I waited outside in the rain too and it was sooooo worth it
I also got to shake the hands of Edge and Bono and am still floating from it.
Your pics are AMAZING! Great story!
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I wanted to give Adam a hug during the concert. He was so adorable and so personable... Just the expressions in his face told me about his love for music and for his fans. Plus his winking at me made me blush as well!
I was a few rows back from you and could see him interacting with you the WHOLE SHOW!! I thought, boy Adam is really loving someone up there in the front row!!
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Adam is really not holding back on giving the ladies some love

Beautiful pictures too!
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Yes Miroslava, but we already know about the love BONO gave to you in Chicago, you lucky girl!!!! I witnessed it!!!
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Hey, congrats on getting into the ellipse. I believe me and my girlfriend were talking to you and your husband for some time while we were waiting for the boys to come out. We were the ones from Madison, I was going to loan you my silver sharpie. I ended up getting Edge to sign my Rattle & Hum album, in fact, that may be the picture you have of him handing it back to me! We weren't lucky enough to get into the ellipse, but we were in the very front of the ellipse. The girl Bono picked out of the crowd during With Or Without You was right next to us. I have some super close up pics, they look professional! I'm not sure how to post them like you did, but email me and I'll email them to you if you'd like them. Dpswan@hotmail.com. -Dan
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so glad to talk to you both again!!!
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Re: Milwaukee was phenomenal! One of the best days of my life!!!

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Hello everyone. I am so excited to share my experiences. I hope that this forum is the place to do it since I have reviews, pics, and was lucky enough to meet the boys!!! My GA tickets which cost $325 on ebay/pair could not have made me luckier! Yes, waited out in the rain for 12 hours, but wouldn't change a thing! First of all, Milwaukee people are so incrediby nice. Everyone I met were so great! Waited in the rain and decided to look out for the band around 1:45. I waited for 2 hours (yes, it was still pooring!) The security guard claimed they wouldn't come out to meet fans since it was raining. Sure enough, Bono came first. He was so incredibly nice. Stopped and greeted everyone waiting, but didn't really sign autographs. I shook Bono's hand and said, "Please don't get sick!" ... I was so in awe, I couldn't think of what to say! Shortly after, Edge came out, too!!! He was incredibly nice and I shook his hand, too, and he stopped to sign my Vertigo cd cover. Unfortunately, it was POURING and my cover had gotten very damp. He tried to sign with the first pen, it didn't work. I gave him a second one to use. He said, "I'm so sorry. It's so wet, it's not working very well." I said, "That's okay, Edge. You tried!!!" I happily have a few markings on my cd cover with the letter "E" and a few scratches from an attempted signing, but I know the real truth behind the marks. After meeting the two Rockstars I started to walk back to my car with my husband and balled my eyes out!!!! I couldn't stop crying. I was so happy!!! I called everyone I could to tell them how lucky I was!!! I was already overwhelmed with emotion... And then, I even got luckier!!!!

After 12 hours in the rain, we finally were let in at the Bradley Center. I went before my husband. We were number 38 and 39, though the other lines were moving a bit faster and I was nervous! Finally I got through, my ticket scanned "Vertigo Vertigo Vertigo!" and I grabbed my husband's hand and charged to the concert mainfloor. It wasn't until we got to the security guard when I realized, I forgot to go to the 2nd table to get the additional wristband!!! Had to run back, be banded, and proceeded to the front row of the Bomb Shelter in front of Adam!!! We were so amazingly close. Just a little more than an armslength away! The whole band and every track was AMAZING!!! Bono was in rare form and seeing the band so close up rocked my world! Adam is absolutely adorable!!! He has so much personality and winked at me and made eye contact with me and the crowd and was such a cutie! The songs were absolutely to die for! My 3rd show in a week and my first General Admission experience in my life. I am floating on cloud 9 and have pics to prove my fortune!!! I am one of the luckiest fans out there 'cause I met the band and had front row for a kick ass concert!!! I'm even more in love with the band now!!! Enjoy my pics!!! Please use them only for your personal enjoyment. Thanks!


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We were next to you in line waiting to meet the band! You were talking to a girl and her boyfriend most of the afternoon. My group was right next to you (I was wearing a green Ireland hoodie). Thanks for sharing your pictures!
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Yes Miroslava, but we already know about the love BONO gave to you in Chicago, you lucky girl!!!! I witnessed it!!!
I'm just sayin' that Mr. Clayton has been an excellent flirt this year, that's all
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It's nice the boys like to share their love. I feel so fortunate to have interacted w/ the boys who are such legends of our time!!!
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arw9797, Nice to see you on here, too!!!
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