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Thursday morning the Hillary Clinton supporters brought a big smile to my face. There were about 7 at the corner of High and Lane with their signs. They had smiles on their faces and were waving at everyone like they were in a parade. Usually the people I see with signs are tired, bored or seem grumpy. They made me smile all day.
Friday I was really grumpy. I had some errands to run but I was waiting for the gas man to read our meter which hadn’t been read since we moved into the house. He never showed up.
Saturday morning we saw the U2 3D concert movie and my mind was all over the place. 
  • For instance, in high school I wanted my husband (then friend) to take me to the U2 concert when they came to town. He opted to go see Matthew Sweet instead and I stayed home. I’ve never seen U2 in concert but I’ve seen Matthew Sweet dozens of times. 
  • I saw the Rattle and Hum movie during high school but I don’t remember anything from it.
  • I remember watching U2 perform during the Live Aid concert in my parent’s home on the Zenith tv with one of the first remotes. (But I preferred to sit next to the tv to change the volume and channels with my toes.) I felt like I was watching something important and felt like I was a part of history.
  • We haven’t bought a U2 album since Zooropa. The older songs have more of the Irish melodies/drum beats than the newer stuff. While U2 was always political and socially aware it’s nice to see that none of this has changed with their success.
  • Bono and the rest of the gang can really put on a performance. Only two parts were kind of weird for me during the movie – when Bono reaches out towards the audience (a little too close in 3D) and when he lets off a smoke bomb like a soldier.  If I were to see them in concert I might not know where to look.
Saturday night we went to the world premiere of the feature length film Accidents in the Home and How they Happen. It’s so new and under the radar it’s not even in imdb yet. We went home instead of going to the after party.

The weather is super nice today.  Will have to fill up the pond even though it will just snow again in a few days. 



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Mar. 3rd, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
I went to one of the early stadium tours for U2 (I think Zoo TV)...it was the worst concert I've ever been too. Tickets where about 75 bucks (in 1991-1992 dollars). The only highlight was Public Enemy opened for them, and put on a decent show. The early act was Sugarcubes, with Bjork in all her screaming glory. The sound was just awful.

If I ever bump into Bono, I will ask him for my $225 buck (3 tickets). Although he was amusing in Across the Universe.
Mar. 4th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
That's an interesting juxtaposition.
Mar. 4th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
I didnt mean to seem contrary, so I apologize if it came across as such :)
Mar. 4th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
Oh no! You weren't at all! I just mean that the line-up of Sugar Cubes, Public Enemy and U2 is an interesting one. It seems more like a line-up for a Lollapalooza type show than a rock concert; the line-ups these days seem to try to put artists that are similar together rather than trying to entertain a wide variety of people.
Mar. 4th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
OH! lol...yeah it was kinda weird.

Jenn and I went to see Marilyn Manson and Slayer in Sept. That was a weird combo. You had the Slayer crowd, older, pissed off , biker type men, mixed together with the 13-16 year old kids who came for Manson. As the guy we were sitting with said "Half the people here are pissed off parents, and the rest are here to piss off their parents."

It was a good show, but it didnt really mix well...kinda like having lasagne and steak for dinner. Good by themselves...not so good together.
Mar. 4th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
We had such nice weather yesterday I almost bodily pushed Mr. Kit out so he could enjoy it with me. Of course, the temperature immediately dropped, it clouded over, and began to rain. *sigh*

Mar. 4th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
I think our weather came from your area. It was nice, but not too nice, yesterday. Today it was in the 60s and the rain began around 6:30pm. I don't think it's stopped.
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