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Old 10-11-2009, 09:48 PM   #46
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Great photos! Love the Bono no jacket and Adam's midriff shots! thanks for the photo tips, but I am unclear as to what you mean about the ISO settings...I can put the camera on ISO...as a matter of fact that is what I used to shoot my pictures...but I do not know what you mean wen you say "up it"
If you have an iso setting, there should be a way to change it. Some cameras have 80, 100, 200, 400, 800 and up.
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So many goodies in your bunch Tiger Edge

FB won't load for me right now, so I'll have to check out those pics later. Thanks for sharing everyone. I know the heat was awful, but it on the plus side, it got Bono to take off his jacket and Adam to flash some skin

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Okay so here goes the probably really long story lol.

I got there at about 5am, and I met up with BonosBaby12. She was around 70 something in line, and I was 83...at 5am. WTF? People were there at like 5pm the day before...that's rough haha. But I met her, and another interferencer who doesn't post on here much, but she was from Canada, and very excited about the Poetic Social Mission that night
They moved us closer to the stadium around 6:30 and we were in line for quite a while. I met some other cool people (not sure if they have accounts here) but they were all chill, and they all discouraged people to cut in line by giving em mean looks and talking crap about em

Uh...time in line was awesome. I spent it talking to people, we got wristbands around 10am so I went to check out the front of the stadium and take pics in front of it with the Claw in the background.
So hot. UGH! It was terrible, even at 10am. I went to the bathroom around noon and it was even worse. I was sweating bullets.
About 1pm they started telling us to be back here and have our stuff up by around 2:30, but I spoke with a security guard and he said to really be there by 4. At around 2 or so, they moved us closer together. BAD MOVE. Everyone was jam packed, hot, sticky etc, and it sucked. And a lot of people were bringing stuff back so they may have missed out. At around 2:30 or so they moved us closer to gate A of the stadium, with no shade at all. Damn. Horrible horrible heat I must emphasize again, luckily the staff had lots of water for us Everyone cheered when clouds covered the sun, too lol

At around 3:30 or so they decided to move our first group INTO gate A, in the shade. It was still humid in there tho :/ Gates were supposed to open at 5 but I guess since the band was late they let us in at 5:30. They eventually moved us near port-o-potties and they gave us water so it wasn't all bad. We heard them soundcheck Elevation and everyone was singing along Then they did Breathe intro and bits of Vertigo. It was cool.

We got in around 5:30 and I rushed to the inner circle in front of Adam. Being a bass player he is my inspiration and it was nice to finally see him up close. I had a sign that said "Me + Bass New Year's Day" to try and get on stage but it wasn't on the setlist so no luck :/

At about 6:30 I needed water and they had a bunch of water jugs with cups for the people up front. Good call on the staff. Muse came on around 7, and I tried getting the people around me into them. It worked They noticed my big enthusiasm with my singing along and headbanging to the songs I was near exhausted after Muse, but it was worth it.

When they were tearing down and U2 was setting up, I saw Stuart and I called out his name, telling him he rocked. I held up my sign and he saw it and gave it a smirk. More on that later. When U2 finally came on, I got goosebumps and was sooooo excited. I saw them on Vertigo Tour in Miami but it was bad seats, and now they were so close to me. I held up my sign during every song and it caught Adam's attention and he smiled at me a few times and acknowledged me.

To take things further, around the 8th song, I decided to use my friend's sharpie market to write on the back "You're my bass idol," thinking it would get his attention more. As soon as he saw it he gave me a big grin. Throughout the course of the night, he stayed in front of me a lot (it's his side, obviously, but in front of me directly a lot), and even winked at me once. He was smiling a lot anytime he was near and was interacting with me a lot, even though it was through body language. And he put a big smile on my face throughout the night.

After Moment of Surrender was finished, I held up the sign again, and I will never forget what happened: he looked down at me, gave me a full blown smile and pointed right at the sign. I almost lost it. He actually acknowledged it and knew how big of a fan I was. I was watching him the whole night, trying to see his technique and whatnot, and he noticed. I felt like I could die lol.

So after they get off the stage and the crew is tearing down, I see Stuart again and try to get his attention. I had another blank sign and used the sharpie again, writing "Stuart, Setlist Please?" on it. I held it up, and after about 2 minutes, he saw it. He was in the back by the drums, and put down what he had in his hands, went over to the keyboard or drum set (I wasn't sure) and tore tape off a paper. He brought it over, folded it up, and called a security guard over. By that time, 10 fans or so had seen it, trying to ask him for it. He told the guard "Give it to that gentleman right there. He's a great fan" and he pointed directly to me. I told him thank you and I nearly freaked out. It was the one thing I wanted most from the concert to always remember it. And it was one of the on stage ones too, making it even sweeter. I left the concert that night..and I felt as if it was the greatest night of my life, and I think it will be that way for a long time.

Oh, and Stuart is awesome. When he was soundchecking Adam's purple Fender, around the catwalk, he totally played Muse's Uprising. I was like..in awe.

Hope you guys enjoy!
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The best show I have ever seen by far.

The performance was fantastic. It's been said before and it is true: All the pictures in the world can't prepare you for the size and abilities of that set in person. Just amazing. When we drove up to the stadium and saw the top of the claw it was one of those "holy shit" moments.

The people I met at the VIP party were very cool. We were downing beer and wine and being generally giddy for the show.

The VIP vantage point was section 112 on Adam's side. It really was a great distance to experience great sound and all that the show has to offer. It was so very hot. I cannot imagine what you folks in GA went through.

The general consensus here seems to be that the band was on fire and sounded exceptional. I completely agree.

I missed "Unknown Caller" though. I just can't believe how the show impacted me. You would think after hearing "Where the Streets Have No Name" for the thousandth time on record, live and on DVD, that the effect would be minimal. It was one of many powerful moments for me. I wasn't alone.

U2 conquered Tampa and everyone in their path.

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Tiger Edge, your pics were awesome. I'm snagged the ones of B without his jacket and Adam's belly! *squeal* Have you shown those to the PLEBAns yet??
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I generally avoid PLEBA, but I'm not going to tell you not to take them.
I've actually got a few more. I'd link my facebook album, but there are some personal pictures there that I'm sure my friends wouldn't appreciate being passed around.
Maybe I'll post more at my blog and then link it here to get around the 12 image limit.
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Nice to see Bono's arms for a change
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- very hot gig, so the band were drinking lots of water, and Bono removed his jacket after SBS, I'm sure Mala was happy
You got that right Cathal. I think I've said it enough times, I guess Bono heard and I was a happy camper when he showed up on stage for the One encore jacketless It was nice to prove to my friend Sarah that Bono is NOT a fat little man!! She loves Bono too though. I think my Texan friend is probably having second thoughts about BMan being a bit on the chunky side. What say you, Dallas girl???? You know your name...so punch it in!!

I was just not meant to have your book Cathal. Sarah #5 and I #4 left about 11:30 to get lunch and shower - we had been there since 4PM on Thursday (I must commend the nice people at Raymond James for providing us with a nice swamp to line up in overnight-trips to Target were made for insect repellent and the mosquitos, luckily, were kept at bay for most of the night). We were able to leave the line at 1:30 am to rest for a couple of hours and were back at 5 and left the line in the capable hands of Mandy and Melissa (thanks girls).

Needless to say the weather was unbearable (and I'm a Floridian - hence the screen name). We were "lucky" enough to be in the first group which got squeezed into the tunnel to "get us out of the sun." I don't know if that was better or worse as with so many people packed into the tunnel there was no air flowing at all. I probably should not complain as I'm sure being out in the blazing sun was a tad worse. I bought a hot pink umbrella that I could use to ward off the sun and which I knew I could toss once we entered the stadium but never got to use it. I just passed it back in line so if anyone on this board got to use an unopened umbrella it came courtesy of me

The police warned us numerous times that if we ran onto the field we would be stopped and taken out of the stadium and for some reason I believed these guys so resolved to have a fast walk to the pit. Upon actually entering the stadium, we were greeted with a maze of barricades, presumably to keep us from getting up any momentum (see they were serious). So we zigged and we zagged and then we were home free but most people I saw were actually walking. There were a few joggers, but alas, they were not removed from the stadium.

Once in the pit I was rewarded with a spot dead center on the front rail but decided to switch to a spot a few feet right of Bono (as that's really my favorite position). We were literally packed in like sardines which surprises me as security obviously knew that it was extremely hot and it didn't make for the best situation.

Security were good about providing water all night (I requested it several times - but with each cup I was torn between thinking "should I die of dehydration?" or even worse "what if I drink too much and have to use the restroom." I opted for the latter and had about 5 cups of water - another benefit of being on the rail - easy access to security).

Anyway, it was another awesome show-highlights for me were No Line, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Crazy, Streets, and Ultraviolet. Crowd seemed good from where we were although it seemed that the pit was a bit exhausted from the heat (although looking at some of the videos it doesn't appear that way).

Was also lucky enough to get a setlist (thanks to Sarah) and got a pixel from the 360 screen from a truck driver I reluctantly became friendly with while waiting in the GA line overnight. He was also nice enough to give me a Gatorade. I had to decline the offer though to go with him back to his truck to watch movies though

Now to wait til Miami next summer...another hot, hot, hot one no doubt.
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You got that right Cathal. I think I've said it enough times, I guess Bono heard and I was a happy camper when he showed up on stage for the One encore jacketless It was nice to prove to my friend Sarah that Bono is NOT a fat little man!! She loves Bono too though. I think my Texan friend is probably having second thoughts about BMan being a bit on the chunky side. What say you, Dallas girl???? You know your name...so punch it in!!
I think he had sweated off all of his excess during the first 90 minutes of the show.

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Was also lucky enough to get a setlist (thanks to Sarah) and got a pixel from the 360 screen from a truck driver I reluctantly became friendly with while waiting in the GA line overnight. He was also nice enough to give me a Gatorade. I had to decline the offer though to go with him back to his truck to watch movies though
Don't know why this made me laugh.

You should come to Vegas!!
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The upside is that I decided to go to Oklahoma next weekend

Yay, for non sold out shows and credit cards
Oh so jealous. Have fun!
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I think he had sweated off all of his excess during the first 90 minutes of the show.



Don't know why this made me laugh.

You should come to Vegas!!
That's what it was supposed to do!!!

I would love to come to Vegas! The only thing standing in the way is the thought of running into the truck driver again. If you see a driver with a thick, thick head of white hair, that'd be my guy.
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Did you see Adam take his shirt off the first time they left the stage? We were on opposite side of the stadium, but we saw it.
He's very "posh" you know and posh people don't like to sweat.
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They should have had the GA people on the East side of the stadium protected from the afternoon sun, with plenty of water and sunscreen and umbrellas.
Exactly my thoughts!!!
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I was really hoping security would hose us down.
They didn't but Bono did from a bottle of water he was drinking. Unfortunately it wasn't nearly enough. Still kind of special to be "blessed" by Bono.
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Just got home that show was AMAZING!!!!! I personally think it was the best one that I have seen so far on this tour. Seriously I cannot find fault with any of it. The band was on fire and the crowd's energy was electric! Met some really cool U2 fans in line during the day that adopted me and my sister as part of their group. We all ended up on the rail together it was so cool. Speaking of which I got in line at 5am and by then there were already 75 people ahead of me. No problem with that because I ended up with a VERY nice spot on the outer rail! Could have gone inside the inner circle but wanted a bit of room so stayed on the outside. During the show I had ALL of them playing right in front of me! This was my sister's first U2 concert and the look on her face was PRICELESS! She is already talking about the tour for next year

Have lots of pictures will post some once I get them uploaded. Unfortunately I didn't get the picture of Adam with his shirt pulled up. At that moment in time I was just in shock that I was staring at his bare stomach

Btw it was brutal with the heat during the day! I have never experienced such heat and humidity like that before. Drank tons of water throughout the day but still ended up dehydrated. Right before U2 came on I had a killer headache that thankfully went away so I could enjoy the show. No doubt at all that it was from sitting in the heat all day long. Saw a couple of people carried out of GA during the show. They were pretty much on the verge of passing out.
It was nice meeting you in line BonosBaby. Glad you had a great time.
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