u2 in buffalo tonight. kate wanted to go early and i was not about to sit outside in the freezing buffalo cold all day. she was kinda mad, but adrienne said she’d go, so the 2 of them went at 3:30. turns out they got to sit inside the whole time haha. i didn’t get there til around 5:30 and leighanne didn’t get there til around 6. she found me in line, and we had both forgotten our u2.com membership info so we had to go in the regular loser line hahaha. anyway. we ended up right behind adr and kate on the floor anyway, so it was all good.
then we almost got in a fight. at a fucking u2 show LOL. and it was not just us, it was the 4 of us, and 2 other girls who almost got in a fight with this girl and guy. here’s the story. la la la we’re all standing on the floor waiting for u2. and suddenly this girl gets up in front of the people next to us and she has big signs. then suddenly she’s in front of kate with the signs. kate starts getting pissed as well as this blond girl next to leighanne. kate finally says something to the girl, who says something back (i couldn’t hear) but it ends up with the girl not moving. well the story is that this girl has a friend being held hostage in iraq…and i guess this gave her the right to get up front at a u2 show so bono could see her sign…cuz bono can call over to iraq and have prisoners freed. ok whatever. so then we’re all being bitchy and making comments about iraq and having friends there blahblahblah. catty girl stuff haha. then for some reason the security guard talks to the girl, and this guy who is apparently with her pushes up to talk to him. then stays there. so the blond girl freaks out and is like “are you going to go back there now” and the guy just says no. so blond girl is PISSED and goes to find a security guard to get the guy out. well this leads to more of all of us being catty and bitchy. lei said something, and the guy just starts staring at her. so i start staring at him. he finally looks at me and we talk all snotty to eachother about how we’re having such a good time. then he goes back to staring at lei, says something to her, and she just snapped. “just shut the fuck up, do you know how fucking annoying you are being and how much you’re pissing everyone off….” it continued with more fucks etc. we’re all laughing. then theres this red haired girl next to the blond girl who is all pissed too. as soon as u2 came on pretty much, red head got security to finally get these people to move. so they did, but stopped right next to me, out of sight of the security guard. whatever. they weren’t in front of us anymore.
ok so that’s the fight. the opener was institute, gavin rossdale’s new band. and him just walking on stage with all his hotness was enough to make them better than the other u2 openers hahaha. the music was bush-ish, and they played 2 bush songs. so it was alright. and he was just so hot gah. hahaha
u2 was good. of course i can find something to complain about but i’m not going to, because surprise surprise we got “until the end of the world” back into the set and “mysterious ways” and both fucking rocked. that achtung baby encore again. they replaced “miracle drug” with “original of the species” which was a nice change. added “stuck in a moment” to one of the encores…and since u2 was in buffalo 25 years ago the day john lennon was killed there were alot of references and beatles/lennon song inserts into the show…sgt peppers, some christmas thing, and the entire “instant karma” song during the encore. it was a fun show. no one has ever accused bono of not talking alot at shows haha. he was typical bono in that regard. but yeah. good show. “until the end of the world” was great, and funny cuz bono started chasing edge around the ellipse. they brought a belly dancer girl from the crowd up on stage for “mysterious ways”, and kept her to dance with for all of “with or without you”, which occured directly in front of us haha. “yahweh” was still awful, but i completely tuned it out and didn’t even realize when the song was over LOL. i can’t think of anything to mention at the moment.
went to pearl street brewery after the show, cuz this guy on myspace has a u2 cover band which were playing there after the show. so we got dinner and drinks, and i had the best beer ever. it wasn’t guiness but it was their own guiness type beer, and it seriously was so good. could be bad news in the future hahaha. jk.
*edit 4-22-09* setlist from u2gigs.com…i SO don’t remember gloria or original of the species
1. City Of Blinding Lights
2. Vertigo / Help (snippet)
5. The Ocean
6. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For / In A Little While (snippet)
7. Beautiful Day / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (snippet) / Happy Christmas (War Is Over) (snippet)
8. Original Of The Species
9. Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own
10. Love And Peace Or Else
11. Sunday Bloody Sunday / Rock The Casbah (snippet)
12. Bullet The Blue Sky / The Hands That Built America (snippet) / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet)
13. Miss Sarajevo
14. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
15. Where The Streets Have No Name / All You Need Is Love (snippet)
16. One / Help (snippet)
17. Until The End Of The World
18. Mysterious Ways
19. With Or Without You
20. Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
21. Instant Karma!