Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Sweetest Thing

Yesterday was a day I will never forget
to see one of the greatest bands ever
playing right in my backyard

the day started off with rain rain and more rain
I did not take my camera so the shots I am using
are from my phone and from friends

these are shots of the venue around 11am 

notice all the green grass and keep in mind that 
this will be an official before picture!

So off we went around 3 ~ showtime was 6ish so that 
would give us plenty of time to park at friends and
walk the 1 1/2 miles to the gates

this is not us but it could have been ~ it was miserable
rain ponchos, backpacks and rubber boots
I was stylin'

in the line-up ~ oh the anticipation

we made it through the gates onto the field
now was time to pick the perfect spot

not too close but not too far away = not too bad!

thankfully the rain stopped and we put down our tarps
and settled in to wait for the show

this is our crew
BIL Scott, Trevor, the best neighbors in the world
Colin & Cathy and friends Mac & Marina

a blue eyed boy meets a brown eyed girl
ah ah ah the sweetest thing

crowds really starting to come in now

between acts we were treated to a fly over by 2
Canadian Forces F-18's
it was pretty spectacular and they went over 3 times

a couple more shots of the crowd while
Arcade Fire was playing
taken by a friend that was in the grandstands

then came the headliner ~ the crowd went wild

I can tell you ~ it was amazing
we sang and danced and clapped and cheered
I have always liked U2's music ~ but Trev was the diehard fan
I am pleased to say that this concert made me a true fan

now remember that before shot ~ this is what the field turned into
in the high traffic areas so getting around was quite a challenge

you would not believe the people I saw in sandals
and some in heels

I have to shake my head ~ it had rained buckets all day
you are going to a FIELD
and you are wearing cute little wedges
give that girl a prize!!

I wore these and this is what they look like today

I did take my sneakers for the walk back to the car 
and after we hit pavement I changed footwear

those boots were not made for walking!

Bono said that he felt right at home with all the rain
they were pretty impressed with Moncton
and we were too ~ over 75,000 strong

despite the rain it was still
A Beautiful Day!!

Today the weather was gorgeous
I hurt all over
I am running on not much sleep
but I am still smiling and singing along
with the boys from Dublin.

Thank goodness it is a long week-end
and I have tomorrow off!

Happy Sunday


Cathi said...

That sounds just like a concert I went to a few years ago in the Bay Area - there were several bands and alot of rain in an outdoor theater. We brought shower curtains to sit on and to put over us, everyone was slipping and sliding and soaking wet, but we all had a fab time! Sounds like you did too!! Rest up! xxoo :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

great pics lori. i love U2. what a memory making concert. you are one smart chica!

Mikal said...

Thankfully the rained stopped for the music! I can't imagine being in that field in anything but boots. Good job girlfriend!

Hope you're recouped and still singing!

Unknown said...

Great review Lori, it's sounds like a fantastic concert!! Amazing staging too.

Shame about the weather but at least you were appropriately dressed!! XX

Rhiannon Bosse said...

Looks like such an amazing concert, Lori! And that mud! Heels? Eeek I feel like that would have been me for some reason hehe hope you are well, friend :)

this free bird said...

I know SO MANY PEOPLE (like 4 or 5 and that's a lot for me since none of them knew each other) who went to that. LOOORRRRIIII what a great experience--rain and all. And I saw Arcade Fire at the Hollywood Bowl a couple years ago--they put on an incredible show so I bet they were good openers for U2. LUCKY



What a fantastic report you have given us of the boys from Dublin. So happy you got to go. I think I would like the rain more than super hot.

I have never been in a crowd that big.