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Sunday, November 1, 2009


Music is a spiritual thing. It has the power to draw people together and create community.
This is exactly what I experienced - along with about 65 000 others - at the U2 concert the other night.
Wow. What a concert!
I had been anticipating this event since last April or May (whichever month, it was a long time ago!), when I scored tickets for the boys and myself. Big Bear put up a short-lived protest, until he remembered that he doesn't like U2 and really didn't want to go anyway. And then, just two days before the concert, Lea got two tickets online for herself and Andrew. What's amazing is that her tickets ended up being exactly ten rows behind mine! So the two of us sat together, while the three boys got to hang out. This was way more fun!
Way up in the nosebleed section, just four rows from the top, we had a perfect view - although very distant - and thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. At the end of the concert, Bono led the entire crowd in Amazing Grace and then moved into Where the Streets Have no Name. It was like a worship experience, though most people didn't realize it!

This was a perfect event for my very busy week; although I didn't get home until 12:45 am, it energized me and boosted my spirits in a way I hadn't expected. The only thing missing was you. And mangoes!

1 comment:

Southern Ange said...

Wow! That would've been an awesome concert to be at...and it sounds like you need to do more soul-zapping things like this, Ange of the North!:) K has just downloaded the live U2 concert from Youtube this week...not quite the same ambience as being there though. Lovely photo of you and Lea - you guys really do look like real sisters!! xo
PS. mango smoothie on offer for afternoon tea...

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