My First U2 Concert

I have yet to meet anyone who lived out their teenage years in the 1990’s that doesn’t have a little soft spot in their heart for U2 music. It was a soundtrack to life, love and heartbreak. It was a staple at school dances. What teenage girl didn’t feel her heart in her throat while watching Friends, seeing Rachel stare out a rainy window while With or Without You was swirling out of the radio, courtesy of a Ross request? As the teenage years turned into college, then my 20’s, and now my 30’s, the music still resonates with me.

For all the tours that U2 has done, I somehow never managed to see a show until just recently. I got tickets for my Chief Culinary Consultant and I to catch their last U.S. show here in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. I had pretty high expectations, as this was 15 years in the making. Every expectation was met and exceeded. Easily the best show I have ever seen live. They rocked. The stage was amazing, and the music unbelievable. You can check out the set list for the show here.  Interpol opened the show and were great as well, I need to download more of their music.

While it’s hard to choose a favorite U2 song, this one was particularly instrumental for me during a pretty heavy time in my life a few years ago. There were days that I listened to it on repeat. It gave me strength and hope. Walk On.


8 Responses to “My First U2 Concert”

  1. Barbara | Creative Culinary on August 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Love how music can heal and be the voice of an entire generation. U2 speaks to so many generations…can I just say this? LUCKY.


  2. Jen of My Tiny Oven on August 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I love U2! I saw them in concert a few years ago, it was awesome. I was singing so loud I had no voice the next day!


  3. Caitlin on August 19, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I went to the last U2 concert on their 360 tour and I’m only 14!! It was AMAZING.


  4. Stacy on September 6, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I too have a soft spot for U2! I have been to two concerts in the last few years here and it is always such a great time. I agree..the BEST show!
    Have a great day~Stacy


  5. susan on September 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I love U2 and have since I was a teen in the eighties.I’ve seen them in concert in Toronto but found it was sorta bittersweet,Bono in the same place as I but still so far away.*sigh*
    In my next life I’m going to be Bono’s wife LOL


  6. NancyW on September 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Just discovered your website tonight (love it!) and to also find out that you were at the Pittsburgh 360 show too! Amazing show! The Pittsburgh show was my 28th U2 show (have seen them in Dublin 4 times, Hawaii, Holland, Chicago, Denver, SLC, Hartford and many, many times, at home, in Boston!) since my 1st on St Patrick’s Day in March ’92. At the Pittsburgh show I was on the field in the very front row, along the rail, right in front of the Edge! Glad you had a such a great time at the show after waiting for so long. Now that you have experienced it for yourself, I’m sure it won’t be your last time!


  7. Kelly on October 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I just started looking through your site, and love it! I was at this concert, too – we live in OH – wasn’t it stifling hot in that stadium?? Maybe just where we were … I was dying for a bit of a breeze. My husband is a big U2 fan — he and I have gone to 4 concerts together, and he has seen them a few other times. They put on a great show!


  8. Casey on December 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I went to their concert, too!


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