One Tree Hill Story - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > Everything You Know Is Wrong Archive
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-01-2006, 07:20 PM   #1
Blue Crack Addict
U2Girl1978's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: At the altar of the dark star
Posts: 19,374
Local Time: 10:18 AM
One Tree Hill Story

Thought this was interesting. Saw it on

This one kind of flew under the radar, and I only saw it mentioned in a couple places, so for those who may have missed this elsewhere, here ya go.

Remember the first Oakland show last November, when Bono and Edge tacked a bit of "One Tree Hill" onto the end of "One"? At the time, we thought it was their way of acknowledging the soon-to-be-announced tour dates in New Zealand and Australia. Boy, were we wrong.

As Joe Wolfcale explained in the Marin Independent Journal a week ago, it was their way of acknowledging two U2 fans, Jack and Lauren Grandcolas. Jack was there and was invited to meet the band before the show started. He mentioned that "One Tree Hill" was Lauren's favorite song. Lauren was one of the victims of United Airlines flight 93, the flight which crashed in western Pennsylvania on 9/11.

This was in:

Ticket stub offers memories old and new

Joe Wolfcale

DEDICATION: A concert ticket to U2 from Jack Grandcolas' first date with Lauren was recently signed by Bono with a dedication to her. (Special to the IJ/Erin Lubin )
Talking about "United 93" last week over coffee in downtown San Rafael, Jack Grandcolas pulled out a concert ticket stub.

The concert was his first official date with Lauren. U2 was playing at the University of Texas-Austin where the couple attended college.

Related Articles
# Husband of hijack victim lauds new 9/11 film
It all came rushing back, he said, this past November when he attended the first of U2's sold-out performances at the Oakland Arena.

The band's riveting lyrics have given Grandcolas a sense of peace. The legendary Irish rock band was Lauren's favorite.

"Their music really helped me through some tough times," Grandcolas said.

Grandcolas was invited backstage and talked with band members, including front man Bono and guitarist Edge.

At one point in the show, Bono introduced the next number and said, "This is for Lauren." The band then offered a rendition of the seldom-played "One Tree Hill," from the band's popular Joshua Tree release. It was Lauren's favorite U2 song.

Afterward Grandcolas produced the keepsake ticket stub for Bono, who inscribed on the front the words, "Like a river to the sea, Lauren."

On the back was the notation, "See you for a swim. -Bono."

U2Girl1978 is offline  
Old 05-01-2006, 08:42 PM   #2
New Yorker
Molly Bloom's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North of South
Posts: 3,047
Local Time: 07:18 AM
that is a very moving story
thanks for sharing

Molly Bloom is offline  
Old 05-02-2006, 05:52 AM   #3
Rock n' Roll Doggie
BigMacPhisto's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 6,313
Local Time: 10:18 AM
I was at the show. Great to hear why they pulled it out.
BigMacPhisto is offline  
Old 05-02-2006, 08:41 AM   #4
Blue Crack Addict
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 26,017
Local Time: 10:18 AM
that's beautiful
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 05-02-2006, 09:08 AM   #5
Rock n' Roll Doggie
babyman's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: On an open cluster called Pleiades
Posts: 6,246
Local Time: 05:18 PM
babyman is offline  
Old 05-02-2006, 09:37 AM   #6
chrissybaby's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Derby, UK
Posts: 2,227
Local Time: 04:18 PM
yep, real nice story...
chrissybaby is offline  
Old 05-02-2006, 01:51 PM   #7
Blue Crack Addict
RavenBlue's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The majestic Canuckian wilderness
Posts: 17,103
Local Time: 12:18 PM
Awww, that is so amazing.
RavenBlue is offline  
Old 05-02-2006, 02:00 PM   #8
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Join Date: May 2005
Location: FLA
Posts: 5,383
Local Time: 10:18 AM
Wow.... what a great story.
YBORCITY is offline  
Old 05-02-2006, 02:07 PM   #9
The Fly
AaronMcKie's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Posts: 97
Local Time: 03:18 PM

Great story, thanks for showing us
AaronMcKie is offline  
Old 05-02-2006, 02:10 PM   #10
Blue Crack Addict
U2girl's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: slovenija
Posts: 21,029
Local Time: 05:18 PM
U2girl is offline  
Old 05-02-2006, 02:54 PM   #11
Blue Crack Supplier
Sad_Girl's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: completely out of touch
Posts: 42,360
Local Time: 11:18 AM
Sad_Girl is offline  
Old 05-02-2006, 03:06 PM   #12
Blue Crack Supplier
~BrightestStar~'s Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Gettin' hot in a photobooth....livin it up in Ikeaville
Posts: 35,735
Local Time: 11:18 AM

A simple smilie for when words cannot properly describe.
~BrightestStar~ is offline  
Old 05-02-2006, 04:13 PM   #13
Rock n' Roll Doggie
BluRmGrl's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Leather Heaven
Posts: 7,808
Local Time: 11:18 AM
BluRmGrl is offline  
Old 05-02-2006, 05:56 PM   #14
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Russty Cat's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: in my dreams
Posts: 9,648
Local Time: 08:18 AM
Damn that was so beautiful! I was at that show too and it was one of the highlights of the show. It means so much more now.
Russty Cat is offline  
Old 05-02-2006, 08:13 PM   #15
War Child
westendgirl's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Just 2 stops down the line
Posts: 510
Local Time: 10:18 AM
Wow! That Bono is one cool guy! Thanks for posting this.
westendgirl is offline  
Old 05-02-2006, 08:19 PM   #16
New Yorker
Achtung_Bebe's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Beneath the noise, below the din
Posts: 2,859
Local Time: 09:18 AM
thanks for sharing, that's very moving.
Achtung_Bebe is offline  
Old 05-03-2006, 05:23 PM   #17
RickFly's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio,North America
Posts: 1,377
Local Time: 03:18 PM
that is amazing. i used to have a picture of the actual one tree hill on my computer but i lost it when my computer crashed. i tried to find it but all i find now are pics of the t.v. show of the same. does anyone have a pic of one tree hill?
RickFly is offline  
Old 05-03-2006, 06:29 PM   #18
MacHat's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Londinium
Posts: 1,279
Local Time: 03:18 AM

That's a lovely story

MacHat is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright ©