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U2 Show @ Giants Stadium

Friday, September 25th, 2009 · 4 Comments

U2 Concert @ Giants Stadium - September 2009 by you.

On Wednesday I took the day off work and joined Justin, his bro Mike, and his friend Charlie for a (really long) trek to New York City (well, technically, New Jersey) to see U2 at Giants Stadium. It was the earliest I’d ever arrived for any concert — about 11:30am — and the longest I’d ever waited in line — about 6 hours until the gates opened at 5:30pm for the 7pm show. At times, though, we could reach right out and almost touch Bono, so that was pretty cool.

U2 Concert @ Giants Stadium - September 2009 by you.

It was a long-ass day in the sun, but I came prepared with a hat, an umbrella, and food (yup, I was so prepared that the other dudes said it was like going to a concert with their mom; I just have a lot of practice from going to the Saratoga Track, as it was much like picnicking). Shortly after the below shot, Larry Mullen, Jr. looked right at me during his little drum walk thing and I shot him some party horns.

U2 Concert @ Giants Stadium - September 2009 by you.

The show was pretty awesome and we secured a sweet spot right at the front — against the rail of the outer circle ramp that wrapped around the stage. We could’ve been in the inner circle, as it was called — we were there earlier enough – but thought the position we staked out was better since we could see the giant video screens and get the whole experience of the show.

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You can view my full set of photos and video clips here, and Justin set up this blog where we may post other stuff.

U2 Concert @ Giants Stadium - September 2009 by you.

A few full-song videos I took:

 

 

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 bro bro // Sep 25, 2009 at 9:10 am

    great, great photos bro! when did you become such a skillful shutterbug? thanks for representing party horns everywhere you go, too. though once endangered, the north american party horn now flourishes.

  • 2 Blog Master G // Sep 25, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Thanks, Bro! Those were epic party horns, and I thought of you as I shot them to Larry.

  • 3 udar // Sep 25, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    show was a b-
    C+ after departing traffic mess

    1) why does giants stadium keep the lights on in the 200 level? what a vibe killer. avoid sec 233 at all costs – sound was afful (~90 degreess to bono’s right)

    2) had to move my seats, nothing more annoying than having to grease a ticket guy for better seats after spending 500 buck already.

    3) Really? Three new songs to open the show? Really? bad idea guys. how to kill a concert vibe in 10 easy minutes.

    4) enough with the gospel hands-in-the-air nonsense! pick up the groove guys! i came to rock out, not hug it out.

    5) drummer was so lazy – made vertigo into a ballad – he was so slow with his back beat.
    And his djembe drum walk-around was useless.

    6) terrible encores. i felt like sticking my head in an oven.

    they are old philanthopists at this point in their life. no balls any more.

  • 4 noisemaker // Sep 27, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    funny, I was right up front also. Great concert.

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