So, these first few days back from Thailand have been/are going to be a whirlwind.
Got in Sunday. Yesterday, we woke at the crack of dawn for Holly to go back to work and for me to get to work here at home. Did some school. Then, at 2pm, I left our house to pick Holly up. We had floor tickets to the opening U2 show. Sweet.
We arrived at the San Diego Sports Arena around 3.30pm or so. Stood in line. Doors were supposed to open at 6pm, but it didn't happen until 6.40pm or so. Ouch! It was so cold outside! Stood with some cool people and some crazies (as my mom would call them). This one guy behind me said he was getting so pissed becase it was so cold, and they were not letting us in. He said the only f-ing person he would f-ing wait in this kind of f-ing line for was Jesus... for his resurrection... he said he would camp out for days for that. Interesting stuff.
Finally the start letting people in. Oh, I should tell you that our dear friends Damien and Jen O'Farrell brought us some dinner from Rubio's. Thanks guys! They head to Ireland next week. Sweet.
So, they start letting people in. They tell us that you will get one wrist band which means you are on the floor. But they are doing a 'lottery' to select who will be in the "egg"... kinda like the Elevation tour's "heart". We convinced ourselves that we would not be getting in the "egg" and went on about our way... but when my ticket was scanned, boom! we were in the "egg"... Wow.
We entered the "egg" and it felt like I could probably touch The Edge's equiptment. We headed to the back of the "egg" because we were told that is the best place for being near Bono and usually the band comes out to the edge there to play. That was good advice. We were near everyone except Adam, who never made his way out. No big.
Let me recap: I was 5 feet from Bono, The Edge, and Larry Mullin, Jr. Seriously.
They show was great. Many old tunes. Staging and lighting were fantastic. We didn't take a camera, but some of the folks we befriended in line did and promised to email them (fingers crossed)...
Oh, another thing. Since we were standing in the back of the "egg" (probably 30 feet from the stage which made it feel like a small venue really), we were near the press cameras. They took several pictures of Holly and I. One photo they took of us holding hands with our dual-wristbands on each arm, signifying that we had made it into the "egg". Wow. Must have been half a dozen of them took pictures of our arms. Hope to see the picture somewhere.
If and when I get photos of the show, I will post them up... promise.
Today, after a 7am backpacking class, I came back and slept and skipped school. Shouldn't have done that, but seriously, I am more tired than I thought... and my ears are still ringing... and I have a show to play myself this evening...