Monday, October 26, 2009

let me in the sound! let me in the sound!


just got home from the u2 concert at the rose bowl. as you can see from this photo, our seats were pretty far back, but we had a great time soaking the incredible spectacle that was this concert.

if you watched it on youtube, please leave a comment and let me know how it was!

19 comments:

Hilda said...

Oh lucky you! I couldn't even watch it on youtube because I was at work! Sigh.

That stage is fantastic! Looks like a giant alien spider.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Wow, what a collection of people! Thanks for sharing your 'view' over the days. Interesting to see the stage set after you have followed its development for us!

Petrea said...

Great shot of the set, Ben. I hope you took ear plugs. Occasionally we heard music flowing toward our house (you know about where we live, just up Los Robles from you). Toward the end it got really loud!

I hope you had a great time.

ben wideman said...

I should have a few more pictures of the various colors that the stage took on this week.

Petrea, that is very exciting that you could hear it at your house! There were construction signs set up that warned of loud noises. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture.

Petrea said...

It seems there were some news reports that U2 got special dispensation to be extra loud. Usually I hate loud car stereos, obnoxious parties, etc. because people are being selfish (that's me being selfish--I want my quiet neighborhood). But this concert was good for Pasadena. Besides, they stopped by 10:00, and I like U2, so they can blast.

ben wideman said...

It actually went until 11, so maybe they quieted down for the end.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Did you see me Ben? I waved at you

Laurie said...

I watched most of the show on YouTube -- I had to read bedtime stories and put Little Bit to bed so I missed the first part. I loved the latin-flair dance remix of I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight. I cried when Bono sang Amazing Grace. And how about that groovy coat of red lights for Ultraviolet?

I just love that band. Who else can rock out and still talk about AIDS drugs in the third world and political prisoners? So cool.

ben wideman said...

Aw, I missed you PA!

Laurie, I'm glad you liked it! I need to re-watch when they put it up online.

Petrea said...

I doubt they quieted down. The wind probably changed. Darn. I'm sorry I missed the last part.

Cafe Pasadena said...

BW, I'll give my review later. After, I let settle in what I just saw - I don't wanna hastily give my opinion.

Hughes said...

I saw some footage on YouTube and it looked pretty great. I can't believe 96,000 people were packed in there!

Tim and Deb said...

Oh man - what an amazing night. I'm going through U2 withdraw. let's just bust our savings and follow them through Europe!

Christina said...

I watched it on Youtube and heard bits of it from the Rose Bowl as it rolled up the canyon towards our house. It rocked. Man, I love that band.

likenarnia said...

working on a quick take on the show, expect a post soon. but i am glad that fate had me watching U2 instead of the playoffs.

Cafe Pasadena said...

BW, is that really Tim & Deb above?! I haven't heard anything since the beginning of the year on their blogsite. They leave town long ago?
Just curious...

(I can hardly wait for Jen's 1st take on u2.)

ben wideman said...

I think the first take on U2 is posted by likenarnia.

That is the illusive Tim and Deb. They are still around, but have dropped off the blogging world.

Bellis said...

I missed out - we couldn't hear more than a murmur from our house in West Pasadena, and then Charter's internet went down at 6:30 pm so we couldn't even watch it on YouTube. In the end, the dog and I walked to the Colorado Street Bridge at 10:30 pm to see and hear one of the last songs, which was great. For news of people who didn't welcome the sound, read Larry Wilson's Public Eye blog.

Cafe Pasadena said...

btw, I was not "the dog" walking with BellIs.