What a weekend.
Still a 6 hour drive from me, Winnipeg was geographically the closest U2 has ever come to where I live. So to me, this show was my ‘hometown’ gig if you will. U2 has only ever played in Winnipeg one other time which was on the PopMart tour, and unfortunately life circumstance did not allow me to travel to see them in 1997. For the record, The Edge did “Daydream Believer” karaoke that night. I didn’t even need to look that up. That is, by the way, becoming my favourite trivia question for those who tell me they went to a PopMart show. ”Which song did Edge do karaoke?” I don’t have them memorized, of course, but it’s fun to hear fans try to remember.
We drove the 350 miles from Regina to Winnipeg on Saturday AM, the day before the show. There we met HJ who’d flown from Edmonton for the show – we were all excited to do our first Red Zone of the tour. We drew Adam’s side for this one but you’ve got to practice before the main event, right? (I’ve got Edge Red Zone for Edmonton… which at time of writing is tomorrow night, and I can hardly contain my excitement!)Read More