It seems like forever ago that I’d started making a typo when spelling out the name of the capital city of Alberta, Canada. As I write so much about U2 online, I couldn’t get the extraneous GE to disappear after starting a word with ED, thus, EDGEmonton was born.
My friend Heather actually jokingly wrote a letter to her city councillor asking if the city would consider changing the name on June 1, 2011 to EDGEmonton instead – and she didn’t get a response.
As we arrived on the Monday before the show, it was clear that he should have considered her request – U2 mania was in full swing with the Edmonton media’s constant coverage of all things U2 for days leading up to the concert. However, instead of the band being the story on May 30/31, the fans actually became the story. I suppose when you can’t get an interview with Bono, you have to settle for us!