Yesterday WifeGeeding accepted a teaching position at our kids’ preschool for the next school year and my manager called to inform me of a raise (albeit, it’s just a merit increase), so we decided to quickly find a sitter and celebrate at her favorite steak house, III Forks. Unfortunately, I’m still recovering from my stomach bug and paid the price afterwards.
I wonder if those controversial Bud Light bottles will become a collectable and what they’ll be worth in twenty years. I also wonder if that last sentence, as well as this one, should end with a question mark.
It looks like Bono has gone blond, and I don’t think that’s a good thing.
HBO is shooting a tour documentary.
The tour has sold 98 percent of the 1.2 million available tickets for its 68 concerts
For each city there were suppose to be two concerts, one night and the next, with two different experiences, but that has been modified – The initial idea was to work up two entirely different concerts, but U2 worried about leaving out staples or having fans think they’d gotten the second-best show. As of last week, it planned instead to have a relatively fixed first half and a varying second one — separated, for the first time on a U2 tour, by an intermission.
Stage description – Running nearly the length of the coliseum floor was U2’s triple platform: a large rectangular stage (a strip of which could light up as “I” for Innocence), a smaller round stage (“e” for experience) and, between them, a walkway that’s wide enough to become a third stage, sometimes sandwiched between LED video screens.
They are using the ceiling for their sound system – The tour’s most striking innovation isn’t immediately obvious. U2 has moved its sound system to arena ceilings: an oval of 12 speaker arrays that sends the music downward evenly everywhere in the arena.
The first half of the concert, before the intermission, is supposed to create a cloud of division and make you feel a bit down, but – The second half of the concert breaks down the divide and, true to U2’s past, promises healing and love. “When we undo that division, we’ve got to really glue them together,” Bono said.