Monday, July 4, 2011

Best. Concert. Ever.


Check out this stage! Here I am listening to the opening act, Florence and the Machine, which was an awesome opener.

Words can't describe what an amazing event U2's 360 Tour in Nashville was Saturday night. The music, the spectacular set and technical display, and the overall experience of seeing Bono, Edge, Larry and Adam in person were beyond my wildest dreams.


We had to wait a while to check into our room at the hotel because apparently about 200 crew members with the concert were dilly-dallying and not checking out on time. So, we ate lunch and then walked around Vanderbilt's campus. But, given that it was as hot as the surface of the sun and the humidity was stifling, we made our way back to the hotel. Our room STILL wasn't ready. So, to shut us up appease us, the hotel staff gave us a voucher for two free drinks. Nothing like sitting in the lobby of a fancy hotel with a Corona in hand. Believe me, though, it was a common scene for most of us waiting for our rooms.


Finally, our room became available and Hubby surprised me with a suite on the top floor. SCORE! Not only an ultra-cool space to reside for the evening, but access to the special VIP lounge as well. Yay!

A moment during the concert, as Edge is featured on the jumbo screen.

After the concert, Hubby and I hooked up with a good friend to grab something to eat. It was after midnight and someone at the hotel recommended Cafe Coco, a 24-hour eatery near Vandy's campus. It's a place where the college kids hang, play guitar on the patio and surf the net, all while smoking an endless supply of clove cigarettes; blech, I was so sick of that smell by the end of the night. Needless to say, I felt a bit old. At this point, I was starving, so I opted for a cheese burger. Afterwards, it was more than evident that my days of eating, drinking and staying up past 2 a.m. are long behind me. But, it was such fun and I'm so glad we did it.

So, friends, thanks for indulging me over the last week as this blog became all-things U2. It was amazing!

Happy 4th of July! Hope you have wonderful Independence Day - God Bless America!!
Images property of JMW A Place to Dwell

12 comments:

Sundresses and Smiles said...

You look so pretty in these pictures!

Ella said...

Thanks for sharing this amazing concert evening. Have listened to our CD with U2 today and thought about you.

James said...

Aw.... JMW you little rocker you! Glad it was all you hoped it would be.

helen tilston said...

Such an exciting time in Nashville. I am so happy that all your plans went so well and you enjoyed the concert.
Beautiful picture of you and your thoughtful, kind husband. Keep him!
Hugs
Helen

Jennifer said...

so lovely you got to spend time w your husband at such a great concert...so important for "you" time...some day the kids will be raised...Jennifer aka Gigi

Tessa said...

you look and sound like you were having the time of your life! So glad it was such fun!! what a great gift this was from your hubby. how will he ever live up to it again?! :) happy 4th to you!!

Metropolitan Mum said...

Awesome. I love concerts, and I bet they have been unbelievable.

teresa-bug said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend!! I love U2!!

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

Jen, Did you see this...

http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/music/blind_man_concert_crowd_invited_CWgHtEJX4KGAufSd9N5f1O#.ThS7bmT_n3Q.facebook

(so sorry if you have to copy and paste link).

xo

Kerr said...

looks like fun!

JMW said...

Tiff, I hadn't seen that article yet, but had seen a couple from other national outlets. I have to say, it was an amazing way to end the show. We ran into a crew member from the show in our hotel and he said that's never been done before at one of their concerts. In fact, we weren't even aware that the man was blind until that crew member told us. It was an unforgettable event!

About Last Weekend said...

What an awesome time! How very cool!