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October 03, 2009


I have struggled since it ended with what I would write post concert... This is where I am. I do not expect all of you to appreciate this, but last (Saturday) night I witnessed (from the inner circle I might add) why U2 is one of the most important things in ...my life, they are the genuine article. They believe what they believe and present it in song. They ARE rock stars, and last night I saw rock stars, including the biggest one on the planet, humbled by a crowd of close to 60,000. They understand that this is a relationship (U2 and their fans) built on reciprocity. Love, hope, joy, pain, anger and above ALL else belief in the fact that people are ONE and for the time it takes to listen to ONE song, see ONE concert, accomplish ONE thing regardless of significance these are the things that draw us and me to them. Their stage is not a claw or a spaceship...it IS a cathedral. A church where ALL are preacher and congregation. A church where ALL hearts beat as ONE and all souls leave fuller than when they arrived. Last night I saw that on the faces of four men from Dublin. Last night words and music came together for the betterment of all of us...as ONE.


Christopher, that was beautifully said. Thank you so much. I've been arguing all along that the claw/spaceship is a gothic cathedral complete with flying buttresses and spire. It even has stained glass windows (electronic ones of course). And what about those steeple bells calling the town together? Beautiful.

I couldn't agree with you more.

BTW, where were you standing? My wife and I were four people deep straight out between the Edge and Bono. We were to the right of the guy who sang from the audience.

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