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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

U2

This past weekend, Anna and I traveled to Raleigh, NC to see one of our favorite bands, U2. We got tickets way back in the spring and had been looking forward to the show for months. Luckily, the weather was perfect, as the show was outdoors at Carter-Finley Stadium (where NC State plays football). Just like all their shows, this one was sold out. I've been to quite a few concerts (this was my 2nd time seeing U2 live), but I, nor Anna, had ever seen so many camera flashes at a show as we did this one. From the time they hit the stage until their final curtain call, the cameras never stopped. You can see them going off in all the videos below.

All in all, it was a pretty good show, but the ending was the worst I'd ever seen. They finished things off with "Moment of Surrender"????? It's a slow song off their newest album. Instead of blowing everybody away with one of their major hits as the encore (like a band is supposed to), they put us all to sleep. Plus, they never played my all-time favorite song (and one of their biggest hits ever), "Pride". Despite that, they were still worth seeing this time around. The stage set was perhaps one of the most outrageous ever. As you can see in the pics, it took up about half the football field.







Anna says "hi"...
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"Beautiful Day"...
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Cell phones and cameras lighting up the stadium...

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"Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"...

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"Mysterious ways"...

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Crowd singing "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"...
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

what we've been up to...

I've been reminded that we haven't updated the blog lately... so this is for you Rachel.

We've both been very busy with school but here are some pictures of some things we've done on the weekend lately...
We bought ourselves "Guitar Hero". The first few nights we got it, we played until our fingers hurt. Kirby spent a good part of the night and the next day getting it hooked up to the surround sound too. It's just like we are at the concert! :)




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Now that Kirby is working at the middle school, we've become more interested in the football games. Kirby works with the middle school football coach, so we went out to support the team last week at the first "B team" game of the season. They won!








My grandparents and aunt and uncle came to visit for the afternoon last Sunday. We had a great time playing Wii bowling, Guitar Hero, catching up at dinner, and seeing my classroom at the primary school. I'm glad they made the trip- It was so nice to see them!
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