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Old 11-11-2001, 05:51 PM   #1
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U2-SLC : My Review

Ok, this was my first U2 concert ever. It was so good I almost pooped my pants. Ok, it wasnt just almost.

Anyway, I was standing directly on the other side of the heart, right in front, holding on to a fence/barrier (I know, i was super lucky). The first time Bono, or anyone in the band stepped out onto the heart, he came over directly in front of us and stood there and finished Beautiful Day there, I screamed a lung out.

Strange happenings at the concert: A girl came on stage during Stuck and danced with Bono, they turn around and she grabs his butt, Bono pulls her hands up and puts them around his neck with a big smile, and then puts his hands down like he's going to grab her butt, he didnt though. Another thing of interest was Bono saying that he doesnt usually have anything good to say about politicians, but that Orin Hatch (Utah Senator) really helped on the drop the debt campaign. You dont hear too many musicians complimenting Orin Hatch! hehe.

Over all, I still cant stop thinking about how cool it was and how fantastic it was. Amazing! I can die happy, knowing i saw U2 in concert, hehe.
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Glad you enjoyed it, and hopefully you'll see many more U2 shows in your lifetime!

*can't believe it was a girl and not db9 who grabbed Bono's butt *
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My addendum: Orin Hatch's name has never sounded so cute as when it was said with an Irish accent. This was a great show. Edge rocked the whole time, the band was tight, and Bono's voice was powerful and healthy.

Oh yeah, and No Doubt still sucks.

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Edge did rock, Bullet the Blue Sky was AMAZING!!!!!!!! I was staring at Edge the whole song, I couldn't believe what I was hearing!!!
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This concert was just amazing! I couldn't have asked for more. A lot of people here know about the 3 sisters thing in Phoenix and San Diego, well, it happened again. This time Bono changed the words in Walk On to Home is where 3 sisters are. It was so awesome. We made contact with every member of the band. Adam especially. We were playing around with him all night. He is awesome. I don't feel like writing a real long thing right know so if one of my sisters see this, tell some more. Also, hi to everyone we met there (Mulio?) I can't remember your name on here, sorry. The concert was just amazing. I couldn't ask for more except for, perhaps, a couple more concerts.
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Oh ya, another cool thing was Bono singing a bit of Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses at the end of Bad! Everyone was singing along LOUD! Bad, and Where the Streets Have No Name were both the highlights of the show for me, they were just fantastic live that night.
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I was just going to add Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses to my previous post. That was just awesome!! Just an observation, but it seemed like the lady he danced with pulled herself up more than Bono pulled her up. I think that he just got stuck (ironic that it was that song too) and had to dance with her. The people around me thought the same thing and we were on the front row (Adam's side).
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I agree Jilly, he kinda had a weird smile like, ok, what ever. Her dancing with him was funny, but kind of ruined the song for me a little. I thought it was sounding great live, and then her coming on stage kinda annoyed me.
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Good, afterwards, one of the stage guys, not Dallas, the one on Adam's side came and handed Bono his guitar. My wonderful lip reading skills saw him saying "good job with that" as if he hadn't wanted to dance with her. I quit watching, I was having too much fun with Adam during the song. I love him, he is hilarious.
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I am one of Jilly's sisters. You should have seen Jilly during Stuck. We didn't want to see Bono dancing with her, so she made up these crazy actions to the words, and Adam was lauging so hard.
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It was such an amazing experience. We got in line Thursday night, we were 25, 26, and 27 in line. Was anybody else in that line? They guy at the front, "linemaster" as he called himself was an interesting dude. The GA line was suprisingly organized, so we were right in front of Adam. It was a great show. All four of the boys recognized us. During Walk On, Bono played his guitar solo while making eye contact with the three of us. Then he changed the words (in Walk On) to "That's where the 3 sisters live" instead of "That's where the hurt is" It was so awesome. Everbody I've talked to never heard the 3 sisters, did anybody here?
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Ok so I am the third sister. Definately an AWESOME show! It was so great that Bono and Adam actually recognized us from San Diego and Phoenix. I was just happy to actually have Larry smile at us a couple times. He is usually so undistractable! But I saw Adam point us out after Jilly did the crazy actions to Stuck and then Larry gave us a grin a couple times. Also very cool when Bono came over and grabbed each one of the 3 sisters hands, and then when he played his guitar solo in Walk On to us! And then of course the lyrics change to home is where the 3 sisters live! What a night! It just keeps getting better every concert I go to!

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Wow, it sounds like it was an amazing show,
I can't wait until Tuesday!!!
Thanks for the review!

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A girl came on stage during Stuck and danced with Bono, they turn around and she grabs his butt, Bono pulls her hands up and puts them around his neck with a big smile, and then puts his hands down like he's going to grab her butt, he didnt though.
LOL, PLEBA girls' dream come true!



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I thought it was a great show too. I was in Portland last spring and I thought the Salt Lake audience was much more enthusiastic. I was sitting pretty close to the stage, and I thought that Bono motioned for the girl to come on up to the stage-didn't he? What is the three sisters story? I saw DiamondsexyBruno at the show, but was feeling to shy to introduce myself. I thought the People Get Ready guy did a pretty good job actually. How were the preshow and after show parties? Did anyone stay at the Wyndham Hotel? I thought I saw a lot of people there that were going to the concert. Anyway, good show. But, it would be great if they could play for like 20 minutes longer. Bono's throat probably would not hold out though.
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[B]I saw DiamondsexyBruno at the show, but was feeling to shy to introduce myself.

How were the preshow and after show parties? Did anyone stay at the Wyndham Hotel? I thought I saw a lot of people there that were going to the concert. [B]
You should have introduced yourself to Diamond. He is very friendly and approachable.

Diamond was the only one from this list that came to the after party, but we were joined by a large group that included some of the very first people in line, some of whom were "staying" at the Wyndham. The funny thing is that they had a room there even though they live in town, but then they slept out in the cold at the venue. LOL! They had a very expensive place to leave their stuff.

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U2 blew the lid off of SLC and Bono more than once seemed impressed with the fan enthusiasm (doesn't everyone say that about their own show?). Anyway, personal highlights for me were:

* Getting to the 3rd/4th row in front of Bono despite being #208 in line. I kept thinking "where are the 207 people that came in before me?". #70 was right next to me.

* Watching Bono grab that girl's butt after she grabbed his. "Got you back!".

* The sign at the front row of the heart that said something like "Today's Olympic event: Adam playing the bass naked". I think Bono had a good laugh at that.

* Bono playing rock-scissors-paper with fans outside the heart. He held up 3 fingers and nodded his head indicating that he must have won.

* Bono telling Bin Ladin to "kiss my royal Irish ass". He then gave Edge this classic, raised-eyebrow look as if to say "I can't believe I just said that!".

* Bono reading my "Me+Edge: Wild Honey" sign even though he didn't pull me up. Good for the piano guy, though!

* Bono hitting Edge with the spot light during Bullet from the other side of the heart, across the sea of waving hands-- very cool image.

* The band walking off stage for the night and Bono, almost past the drumset, comes back to the mic and says only "Wow".

* And finally, getting an Edge pick from the ever-cool Dallas Schoo after the show!

By the way, did anyone catch the band driving into the arena? I gave it until 4:15pm and then stayed put in line.
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* Getting to the 3rd/4th row in front of Bono despite being #208 in line. I kept thinking "where are the 207 people that came in before me?". #70 was right next to me.

By the way, did anyone catch the band driving into the arena? I gave it until 4:15pm and then stayed put in line.
208!? I was 209!

What do you look like and/or what were you wearing? I was the woman with the green hat and the cream colored sweatshirt with the tree on the front. How funny is that? I spent most of the day back with the folks in the 220s. I couldn't figure out where to park at first so I just parked in a 15 minute spot, got my number and then found a place to park. By the time I got back 10 or more people had shown up. When we actually all got lined up I was in my correct place.

Were you one of the brave souls who were trying to help remove cutters from the line when the idiots at the Delta Center couldn't figure out that the numbering system was a GOOD thing? Thank goodness for the SLC police!

I think the reason you were able to get so close is that not everyone wants to be at the front of the heart. Some folks want to be on the outside time, others on the inside tip, and others near the rails.

I was on the rail in front of the stage in front of Edge in San Jose, and I found being toward the back of the heart this time to be much better. There was so much room in the back half of the heart that I could wander around and get within a couple people from the catwalk when the action was out there, and within 10-12 people from the stage when the band was all up there. I heard that because of Salt Lake's GA concerns there were less people than usual in the heart. There was a ton of room.

If you were waiting for the band until 4:15 they must have snuck in somehow because they were soundchecking around 4:00 when I was in the bathroom. (they let us in one at a time to use a handicap bathroom with one toilet) There were two entrances to the parking area so maybe you were at the wrong one. There really is no room for them to come out and greet people at the Delta Center anyway. I haven't heard of anyone seeing them.

I was really impressed with the audience enthusiasm, and the band seemed really relaxed and like they were having a great time.
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Ok, the three sisters story in a nutshell for partygirl.
Me and my 2 sisters flew to San Diego to see the show on 1st leg. We were on 2nd row halfway between Bono and Adam. We had a sign that said 3 Sisters with 1 Bono. They saw the sign, and Bono changed the words in One from Sisters, Brothers, to 3 Sisters, 3 Brothers(Adam, Larry, Edge). Then my sisters saw the show in Phoenix (I couldn't come) and had the same sign, except the 3 was crossed out and said 2. Then he changed the words to 2 sisters, 3 brothers. Well, 7 months later, we saw the show, and our sign said that we were back. The 4 recognised us which is unbelievable because they've been touring and have seen so many faces and were able to remember ours. I think you can find the SLC story in this post, so I hope that works, partygirl and Ally
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..I did meet U2Ping..and I did hear Bono changing those lyrics around..
KentK-Rumour is they snuck BVH in a Postal Truck bout 430 Pm..
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KentK-Rumour is they snuck BVH in a Postal Truck bout 430 Pm..

Gotta be a total rumor. I was there freezing my ass off from 3ish to around 5:30. The postal trucks came and went, but these guys show up in limos and with cop motorcycle escorts usually. Some guy who was waiting thought it would be cute to say the band was in the postal trucks.

Hey diamond-- LOVED the black socks thing you had going!

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