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Things I've learned from seeing U2 live

u2photoThe only U2 concert I've attended was in the summer of 1992. It was the Zooropa tour, and the show was sold out. While being thoroughly entertained, I did gain some insight from the experience. Here are a few of the things I learned. 1. It used to be really fun to go to a ticket outlet to buy tickets. I lined up at Rose Records, which used to located in the Market Square shopping center on Odana Road. To avoid having people line up super-early, they handed out numbers..and even though I got a pretty good number for that location, my tickets weren't the best. 2. Bono and the boys look really small from the top row at Camp Randall. I mean really really small. But it is nice to have a back rest. 3. When you call the White House, you get a real person to talk to. This was the year Bill Clinton was running against the first George Bush, so every night Bono would call the White House and ask to talk to the president, and they'd play the call over the loudspeakers. When the tour came to Washington, D.C., they gave the White House phone operators free tickets. 4.  It's worth it to pay the hefty price for a concert T-shirt. I bought one from a bootlegger outside the stadium and it kind of fell apart and got all stretched out after one trip through the washer and dryer. It became my new U2 nightgown.

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