Thursday, September 2, 2010

U2, and Summer's End

I know, I know. You've probably been thinking I abandoned this blog. But no--for the past two months I've just had plenty of things to do--and people to see, like this guy:

Yep, it's Bono, fresh off his back surgery here in Germany! While my mother-in-law was visiting a few weeks ago, the Husband and I took the opportunity to head to Frankfurt for our first (not only, if we can help it) U2 concert. I can't say enough about how great it was. Incredible.

No, we didn't use a super-powerful zoom lens. We really were this close! But being on the floor next to the stage meant arriving very early and then standing and waiting for a long time--I'm talking hours. So what did we do to kill time before the concert began? We read the books we'd brought with us, of course! I geeked out on Anne Fadiman's Ex Libris and cared not in the slightest that reading a book at a concert might have seemed more than a bit strange to the sweaty, teeming throng sharing floor-space with us. I'm thinking book-freak Ms. Fadiman would be proud.

Yow! You know, I didn't think I would be so star-struck, but I totally was. Really. Jumping up and down with arms raised overhead, fists pumping, for the entire concert? Check! Singing along continually? Duh! Crying when it was over? Almost!

These guys really know how to put on an amazing show--just sayin.'

Coming up soon on this resuscitated blog: more excuses why I was gone for two months (Paris, Amsterdam, Texas, House Hunters International...).


M. said...

I've seen them in Vienna this Monday :) it was fabulous!!! (and I read ex libris too - one of my fave books).

vmichelle said...

We saw them in Houston last year. Very cool! The stage was amazing. But we were nowhere near as close as you. Welcome back!

eurolush said...

It's fun knowing we were both there at that concert...Who should we go see next?

Looking forward to hearing more about your summer!

Celestial Charms said...

Did I see House Hunters Internation as an excuse...well, well, I can't wait till you post about that. I'm a freak about watching that show. I record all the episode, and my hubby thinks I'm nuts. Well, not really, as we both are nomads of sorts. ;)
Love U2...always wanted to see them in concert, lucky you. Glad to see you back. Looking forward to hearing more..

The Hausfrau said...


Vmichelle--thanks, I'm glad to be back! Yeah, I was stunned by the design and sheer magnitude of U2's set!

E--who, indeed??

Maureen--yes, I will be posting about HHI, very soon!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

wow - sounds like you had a great time and have lots of other news to share!

Catherine said...

love U2!

Debbi said...

I'm going to lunch and shopping today, before a root canal tomorrow . . . Your busy-ness excuse is WAAYYY more exciting than mine. I'm thinking I might copy and post your life on my blog. It is certainly better reading. . . . resting my case. :)

Jaime said...

They are amazing live, aren't they?
I got to see them in concert years ago, but I wasn't lucky enough to get NEARLY that close! But I will never forget it.

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