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Last Friday's Concert

The concert rocked. P.J. Harvey's sound wasn't quite right, but she was still inspiring. Most of the songs were off her new album, but the crowd that was there at the time loved it. Sounded pretty good, so I'll have to check out that album.

U2 brought the house down. They had this heart-shaped stage with lights around the outside ... and people in the middle of it. Bono ran laps at one point during The Fly. They did Desire from the front point of the heart, surrounded on all sides by fans (and security guards).

Bono commented at one point that Stuck in a Moment was written as a conversation between two people, but that the other person was no longer around to have his part of the conversation. Halfway through the song, he grabbed an INXS t-shirt someone up front was holding up. He draped it over a monitor, the light bulb popped, and I realized he meant Michael Hutchence.

Songs included:
  • Elevation

  • Beautiful Day

  • Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of

  • Kite

  • Walk On

  • Stay (Faraway, so close)

  • Until the End of the World

  • Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car

  • The Fly

  • One

  • Mysterious Ways

  • Bullet the Blue Sky (with a cool intro movie involving Charlton Heston, and not in a good light)

  • All I Want Is You

  • Where the Streets Have No Name

  • With or Without You

  • Pride (in the name of love)

  • Sunday Bloody Sunday

  • New Year's Day



And that's just what I remember hearing. They were impressive, with not as much flash as their last tours, but still plenty of neat tricks up their sleeve, from light projections across conveniently dropped rolls of translucent fabric to screens of dancing women to backdrop Mysterious Ways.

All in all, I had fun.

- Pookah

Comments

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ekilon
Jun. 20th, 2001 11:03 am (UTC)
I think your real job is to run around to concerts and write reviews.
you just pretend to be a computer guy.
pookah
Jun. 20th, 2001 12:11 pm (UTC)
That would be excellent. I'd LOVE that job. Even if I wasn't paid much.

Pretending to be a computer guy isn't the hard part. What's difficult is successfully acting like you know computer stuff you don't when someone expects that you do and is asking about it.

- Pookah
ekilon
Jun. 20th, 2001 12:31 pm (UTC)
I told colleen those bs skills would come in handy in real life...
we claim it's the only useful thing we've learned in school :-)
pookah
Jun. 20th, 2001 01:28 pm (UTC)
The ability to BS on the fly is a very useful skill. There's plenty of places where it comes in handy to sound perfectly reasonable and rational when lying like crazy. That's sincerity instead of honesty, or at least the ability to sound completely sincere regardless of the truth of your statements.

- Pookah
ekilon
Jun. 20th, 2001 05:03 pm (UTC)
we don't usually classify bs as falsehood...
just as inflating what is actually known with what also sounds good :-)
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