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Old 05-10-2005, 08:27 AM   #1
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My FIRST U2 shows - Chicago I and Chicago II

Chicago I was my first U2 show!!! We had rear stage seats in section 226 which were AWESOME, especially for the lights and such. The people around us were all standing and dancing and everyone was totally into it.

Chicago II we had GA. We got up at 4am and were in line by 5:45, numbers 73 and 74. We hung out with a mom and daughter pair from Chile. They had a great time and eventually made it into the ellipse which was awesome for them. When we got in, we were second row along the rail on the outside of the ellipse. I saw some friends from the U2 Midwest group (Laura and Eep) so we stood by them along the rail.

Highlights....

1. During Beautiful Day, Bono grabbed Laura's hand and stepped onto the platform. I couldn't reach him so I was going to take a picture, but then Phil lifted be off the ground, moved me 4 spots over and kept yelling "what are you going? reach! keep reaching!" and I was stretching but couldn't reach Bono. So Phil grabbed by elbow and pulled me up as high as he could and I finally got ahold of Bono's jacket sleeve and touched his hand.

2. Laura playing Party Girl was as kick ass as it gets!!!

Pics are coming up.....
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Where were you sitting

[QUOTE]Originally posted by LivLuvAndBootlegMusic
[B]OK, I'm at school so I don't have time to resize or post them all, but a few are uploading to here....



Those pictures are awesome! Where section were you sitting in?
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The ones I just posted were from 226, row 8 I think (but I have a 10x optical zoom )
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Chicago II (GA, on the rail outside the ellipse, center but slightly Adam-side)













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Nice pictures!

And there's Ruffian on the left hand side!
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Those are great

I think I see ruffian in picture 16

and picture 8
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The last two are with Laura (Stories For Boys), who I can proudly say I've known since we were 4. I recorded complete audio and some video of Party Girl for her, from right where she was standing before going onstage. I'll post more stuff later...
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Hey, are you going to be in the GA lineup for today or Thursday?

Great pics, too.
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Hey, are you going to be in the GA lineup for today or Thursday?

Great pics, too.
Not unless you know anyone with extra tickets. I'm back in GR today b/c it's my last day of classes. I suppose I could go to the Thursday show, but I never got any tickets
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Great pics, LivLuv!
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Nice pics!!

Do you have any more from behind the stage? My friend is front row and is looking for a good one from behind that stage that you can really recognize him. He's in an orange shirt, just to Bono's right. In the pic with Bono and Edge the top part of his face is showing but that's it.
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Last night was my first U2 show too and it was incredible!! the crowd was so excited and the excitement seemed to double when they announced they were going to be filming the show, it was an amazing experience and the best concert I've ever been too that's for sure.
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Nice pics!!

Do you have any more from behind the stage? My friend is front row and is looking for a good one from behind that stage that you can really recognize him. He's in an orange shirt, just to Bono's right. In the pic with Bono and Edge the top part of his face is showing but that's it.
Yeah, sure I'll post more later tonight.
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Aaaaaand, here you can download my mp3 of Laura playing Party Girl, and also a video. The first half of the video is messed up. I was so excited and screaming for Laura and thinking I had to record this sound, which I do with the digicam by ripping it out of the video. Then it occured to me that I could get video too so halfway through I start actually filming her. Sorry for the dumb mistakes, hopefully someone got the whole thing!

http://www.nadiacomaneci.com/personal/U2/

If anyone else has pics of this part of the concert, PULEEEEZE PM me or e-mail me! Laura is still in Chicago for the rest of the week, but me and a friend who also knows her mom want to make her mom a disc.

Oh, and if someone could do a YSI for me that would be awesome. I don't want to exceed my bandwidth limit.
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Lies that is so great and sweet!

I almost have tears in my eyes, and I don't even know Laura

Bono just has this great smile on his face the whole time He's like, "Hey, she's even doing the solo! "

Thank you for sharing this - I'll try to make some ysi links.
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here a link to the video:

http://s49.you send it.com/d.aspx?id=3QUWWFUP7SSFD04X4IO5FZWAHJ

Can we post it in Pleba? I think it'd go over great over there too
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mp3 link

http://s38.you send it.com/d.aspx?id=0RFJD1T41XSE53A8PYK84HHDW0
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