Friday, October 23, 2009

hello, hello... u2's stage rises into the sky at the rose bowl


needless to say, those of us who will be attending the largest event ever at the rose bowl this coming sunday, are getting very excited. and don't worry if you don't have tickets - you can stream it on youtube! the incredible 13 story stage is not yet complete, yet already rises into the pasadena sky above the rose bowl's seating.

el-e-va-tion!

more skywatch friday (although probably less u2 based) can be found here.

12 comments:

J Bar said...

Incredible location.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Petrea said...

I hear we're expecting 100,000 guests on Sunday, so folks should consider they're traffic routes!

I should have known you'd be going, Ben. Have a blast (and blog it, of course).

Sue McGettigan said...

Lucky you! I've seen U2 play live twice, both times amazing. Happy Friday :)

ben wideman said...

Petrea, I really can't wait.

I'd recommend parking as far away as you can possibly stand and walk down. I have a feeling that the roads are going to be a zoo afterwords. We're planning on walking down from our place.

Sue, this will be my second time seeing them, and first in an open air stadium! I'm excited.

Antjas said...

Ben, I used to run and ride around the Rose Bowl all the time. So when did they build that giant appendage to it on the left and what is its purpose? Sounds like a great weekend. Helps you forget about the Dodgers, eh?

Steffe said...

Cool. They were a great band from the start. It's been a few decades since I bouth their first LP.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Wow, when I clicked on your photo, I saw the rising stage. HUGE! Have fun. From where did you take this photo - an apt. window or hilltop?

ben wideman said...

Antjas, the giant appendage is the press box and offices. I'm not sure how recently it was added.

Brenda, that question is a good one. There are several vantage points like this in the hills around the Rose Bowl, you just have to know which one gives you the best angle!

Tash said...

I don't mind missing the concert but I'm glad not to have missed this photo! really great, Ben.

Cafe Pasadena said...

U don't know what you're missing,nT!

Uh, BW, you have an extra ticket? Just 1.

JT said...

great shot! I may seek a peek from my secret vantage spot overlooking the Rose Bowl. Of course I won’t be alone….

ben wideman said...

Sorry Cafe, no extra tickets!