• Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
Twelve years and the building of a new football stadium in Foxboro have happened since I last saw U2. In 1997, Popmart blew me away, despite all of the criticism of it as a "failed" tour.
Last night blew me away again – the energy, the music, and WTF that stage! A near sellout – 60,000 people, most of whom stood the entire concert. Lots of dancing, lots of singing along. It wasn’t one of those concerts where people came just to hang out and be seen. People were there to see U2, which made the environment fantastic.
Boston, as it is for every opening act I’ve seen attached to a concert, is quite welcoming of opening/supporting acts as well. Reaction started slow, but by the end of their set, Snow Patrol had quite a few people singing along to them, too (basically – once songs people knew were played) and a lot of cheering from people in the stadium.
It’s honestly impossible for me to compare the two shows I’ve now seen. The shows are so completely different. Literally only perhaps a 3-4 song overlap. Songs I missed not hearing were "I Will Follow," "Pride" and "New Year’s Day" (the last of which was apparently played the night before), but instead, I finally heard "Sunday Bloody Sunday" live. I got to hear all of the 2000 and later stuff live. There’s really nothing quite like hearing an entire stadium yelling along to "Elevation" and "Vertigo," and the insanity that always happens when "Where the Streets Have No Name" starts thumping away.
I’m so glad to have seen them again – and glad Erich could, too. U2 is one of those bands that even a person who’s not a die-hard fan should experience once. They put on an incredible show.
No Line On The Horizon
Get On Your Boots
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Your Blue Room
Until the End of the World
Stay (Faraway, So Close)
The Unforgettable Fire
City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo – Stories for Boys
I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (remix)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
One – Amazing Grace
Where the Streets Have No Name
With or Without You
Moment of Surrender
• Friday, September 18th, 2009
Erich and I have two tickets to U2 this Monday night we’re looking to offload, if anyone in the New England area (or last minute travelers to New England) are interested. We’ve had surprising difficulty finding bites for these.
Saturday morning update: Erich found friends who were interested – tickets are sold. Whew!
• Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
The NHL Winter Classic will be at Fenway this season. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG.
And OPEN ICE SKATING IN FENWAY PARK!
• Tuesday, May 05th, 2009
FYI for anyone in the Boston metro area who might be interested. I’m honestly much more tempted by the Tom Baker offerings this round. Decisions, decisions…
Hooked On Who III
Continuing our new tradition of offering fans and their friends a chance to see some classic DOCTOR WHO episodes on the big screen, we offer our third installment in the HOOKED ON WHO series! This time we’ve added a special matinee time for those among us who might want to share some of the Doctor’s unique charms with a younger generation. Once again we divide our attention between the ‘classic’ Tom Baker years and the contemporary revival of the series starring the irrepressible David Tennant.
Friday, May 29th
Tom Baker as The Doctor in
THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG at 9:30
Saturday, May 30th
Tom Baker as The Doctor in
THE PYRAMIDS OF MARS at 1:30
David Tennant as The Doctor in
SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY and FOREST OF THE DEAD at 9:30
A donation of at least $5.00/night is required to reserve a seat for HOOKED ON WHO III. Donate at least $25.00 and reserve your limited edition HOOKED ON WHO T-Shirt. Your reservation information must be received by 8:00 PM on Friday 5/29! Additional seats may be available at each screening on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the address below to reserve your seat.
• Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
• Friday, February 27th, 2009
• Tuesday, December 02nd, 2008
Any Sisters who know the date of 1st Degree, could you let me know? I’m figuring it’s fairly soon, unless they’re waiting until next term to kick off MC period.
On a similar note… I got a preliminary email regarding the 25th Anniversary event, but there weren’t any details about what’s going on at said event, and ticket prices go up immediately after the new year. *sigh* I’d hope we’d learn what’s going on before that price increase. Maybe it’s just me, but while yes, I do plan on going… I’d kind of like to know what the money’s going toward. Especially since there will be a 25% ticket price increase in January. I don’t mind a surprise during the event, but to keep it completely in the dark just doesn’t sit right with me.
Maybe it’s just me. *shrug*
My fanfic writing is worth $65, according to the winning bid for the Support Stacie auction, which was won by wiggiemomsi. I have to admit that I’m a bit intimidated by it all, but I’m excited to get started… and I hope she’s pleased by the result. Meanwhile I have dameruth and clevermonikerr under my control (*insert evil grin here*). No, seriously… I’ll be kind.
Okay… almost to work. More later.
• Monday, December 01st, 2008
Anyone available this week to beta? I have one draft complete, and one draft I intend to have completed tonight that will need a lookover. Deadline I’d need them back is December 10th. Neither will be more than 2,000 words. One’s Nine/Rose, the other is 10.5/Rose (and if I can keep it in control, will be leaning Adult.
Support Stacie Auction
The auction ends approximately 12 hours from now – so please go bid! There are three additional eBay auctions to help the cause. If a sibling or child asked for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for a Wii, PS3, or XBox, you can get a copy signed by the voice/face actor of the main character in the game… buy it AND have the money go to a good cause.
My fic is currently sitting at $65. I’m going to match the final auction amount. So go bid! Get together with other people and do a collective bid if you’d like.
Info for bidders
Where to place bids
Who is Stacie?
I definitely want to get mine out this weekend if at all possible, so if you would like a card, please go HERE. I’ve updated that post with usernames of everyone I have to date, between my own post and popping around to other peoples’ posts.
• Saturday, November 29th, 2008
One other thing before I go hermit to get my current writing projects done…
The Support Stacie auction is open – go bid! There are quite a few lovely people on my flist willing to write stories, and it’s for a fantastic cause. Quite a few fandoms are being offered. The auction is only open until December 1st, so you do need to jump in right away if you’re interested.
Info for bidders
Where to place bids
Who is Stacie?
• Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
• Friday, July 11th, 2008
What would you do if there was a PETA protest outside your office building?
a) ignore them entirely
b) go downstairs to see what they want
c) go downstairs to laugh at how stupid they are
d) go buy a burger and sit on the benches nearby and observe while you eat
e) join them
f) other – see comments
Just curious, because I have no prior experience with this.
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• Monday, March 31st, 2008
• Monday, October 15th, 2007
• Wednesday, August 08th, 2007
masquedbunny, myownwench, whishastar? I’m particularly looking at you three…
With Heart and Soul in Cumberland, Rhode Island is converting to a gift shop and is having a clearance sale on all of their stitching supplies, Aug. 16-18th. Everything’s 50% off, with the exception of special orders and framing.
It’s a real shame, because this store has had absolutely BEAUTIFUL patterns.
Even though I know I really don’t have the money, I have to go… just to hope I can afford a couple of the patterns I’ve had on my wish list. SO I’m thinking of going Saturday the 18th.
If you’d like to join me, lemme know.
• Thursday, May 24th, 2007