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March 3, 2009

U2

Filed under: Concerts — Tags: , , — Yvonne Monet @ 11:15 pm

u2bonowithyvonne19922In the early 80’s, one friend of mine had cable and we would gather at her house and watch music videos. One of the bands we liked was called U2. About a decade later, I was spinning records at a club in downtown Atlanta called Velvet. I had tickets for the U2 concert but couldn’t get off work and I was pissed but held out hope. My light tech, Gary, ran up to the booth and said, “Don’t freak out, but Bono just walked in.” Before I could process the excitement, the leathered Bono was on the dance floor. I was playing “Ball Of Confusion” by Love and Rockets. I mixed into “Step On” by the Happy Mondays. What to play next? Keep it together. Play the music. Focus up. I got thru it. He danced for several songs and I remember all of them. Another decade passed and I was given the charge of escorting the band from their front row seats at the Grammys to their dressing room before their performance. I tell you this not to brag but just to say I’m excited about the new music, that the band still puts out music on vinyl, and that a little girl from Detroit without cable got closer to the music than she ever dreamed was possible.

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