Monday, July 25, 2011

U2 Concert

Last week I won a ‘Mom’s Night Out’ give away on the Marketing Mama’s blog. The prize?? A ticket for me and a friend to the U2 concert, a pre-show dinner and drinks at the Hard Rock Café in Minneapolis, and transportation to and from the concert!!!! I really couldn’t believe I had won! I never win anything, and this was huge!!

I was able to choose a ‘mom friend’ to go with me and I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving than my friend Deb. She is a mom of 5 beautiful kids, ages range from kindergarten to college graduate; two of whom she adopted from India. She has the biggest heart of anybody I know and I was so honored that she was able to join me for the evening.


We started the evening on Saturday at the Hard Rock Café and had fun visiting with some other winners of the giveaway while we enjoyed dinner and drinks. After dinner, we loaded a party bus that would take us to and from the concert. This is really the way to go to a big venue like this- it was great not dealing with parking or traffic and we got dropped off right at the TCF Bank Stadium.


Our group at our seats before the concert began.


'The Claw' stage that cost $25 million to build.


This picture is from our seats and shows what a great view we had!


60,000 U2 fans!


The concert was AMAZING! U2 really put on quite the show and are true entertainers even through the downpours of rain. Luckily, we were all prepared and had our rain ponchos and we were able to enjoy the show and the entire experience, despite the weather.


The music was outstanding and they played so many favorite songs: Beautiful Day, Mysterious Ways, The Fly, Elevation, I Still Haven’t Found What I am Looking For, One; and they also did a tribute to Amy Winehouse, Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of; which was really touching.


Bono also sprinkled in some medleys about the weather: Singing in the Rain, Purple Rain, and Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head; which totally added to the atmosphere of the concert. Amazing!!!


This was such a great concert and was such a fun night! And since the concert I have downloaded some more U2 music and have been enjoying listening to the great music and remembering the evening!

Thanks Missy, for drawing my name in the giveaway and for organizing such a fun evening! :)


Deb said...

Kathie-Thank you for the privilege of spending an evening with you. It was something I will never forget.

Marketing Mama said...

It was so great meeting you and spending the day with you and Deb! What a great concert!!! :)