Tuesday, June 28, 2011

U2 360 Tour

Christmas of 2009 Josh and I received U2 tickets from Family Friends the Wouldstra's. We were suppose to see them that Summer but they ended up having to reschedule the tour. So after a year and a half we finally got to go to the concert! I am a fan of classic bands so I was very excited. I decided not to bring my camera for fear of it getting taken away or worse. We weren't positive on the camera policy. With concerts its a risky business so I wanted to play it safe. 
The concert was at Spartan Stadium in Lansing, Michigan. I've been to the campus before but not inside the stadium so I was in awe of how large it was. The weather was PERFECT! Our seats were pretty high up but I was very happy because we got to sit at the edge in front where the bar was. It started late but that was to be expected. The stage was a monster and it was amazing to see when walking in. Florence and the Machine was the opening act. It was interesting... I wasn't a huge fan of the band but they closed with their most popular song that I enjoyed. U2 Came out about a half hour latter to the song "Space Oddity" by David Bowie. They came in from the side so when they came in you didn't see them or notice anything was going on until everyone started yelling and clapping. 

A Pano of the Stadium before as everyone was getting there.

Them starting!

The concert started during the day but as it got darker they started taking advantage of the stage and the AMAZING lights. They had 12 people on the sides with spot lights!

Awesome fog and a disco ball at the top of the stage!

The screen was like a giant web that extended all the way to the bottom. There were a few songs where we couldn't see them but the screen was so awesome it didn't matter!

Towards the end of the show. This was during one of Bono's speeches on World Awareness. 

Josh and I had an amazing time! 

~Vanessa M. Martinez

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