Okay. So perhaps that is an exaggeration. But I would definitely class it in the Top Five.
U2. Croke Park. 25 July 2009.
Words just do not do justice to this night. Seriously. It. Was. Awesome!
We had tickets on the pitch, and got there fairly early. After a long hunt (back, and forth, and around and around) to buy t-shirts, we finally got settled and headed as close to the stage as we could. We got darn close, too! The opening band's opening band, Ministry of Loose, was rubbish. Apologies to anyone who likes them, but dang. Their appearance, their stage presence, and their music was at worst boring and at most rubbish. The opening band, however, was Kaiser Chiefs, and they were good. I like them. But honestly, I couldn't be bothered-- I just wanted U know who!
Finally, finally, FINALLY it was time. And it was worth the wait. Not just the wait that night, but the 34 year wait. Yes, this was my first U2 concert. And, as long as they keep touring, it won't be my last. A. Maze. Ing.
Because pictures really are worth a thousand words, I'll just let me photos largely speak for themselves. I'll only comment if it needs explanation.
Paige's brand-new rock star shoes...
Overlooking Croke Park... which is special to me for two reasons: rugby, and U2.