[img_assist|nid=2088|title=Photo by Janet Mattox|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=257|height=203]Sitting in my college dorm during my first “life away from home” experience the world was opening up with a lot of new experiences, and music played a big part in my growth. My first love called with tickets to a movie that was being shown in the biology hall called Rattle and Hum, thus introducing me to my first musical love of U2.
For years I followed them from afar. Buying their CD’s but never being able to secure a ticket to a show. As time marched on so did my admiration for their musical genius. Not long after moving to Houston, a friend offered to help me get tickets to FINALLY see U2 live. Our group arrived to the venue early enough to secure a spot in the inner circle of the 360 stage.
U2 took the stage, with the roof closed at Reliant Stadium but the energy level through the roof. This was the first concert I have ever attended that engaged the audience, literally in 360 degrees. Near the end of the 22 song set I almost felt a bit of sensory overload brought on by the massive screen visuals, the bridges rotating overhead, the light show in the retracting screen plus the retracting of Reliant stadiums roof.
I recorded a couple of videos of the show that turned out with exceptional quality. (I’m actually extremely proud of them…can you tell?) I could not believe that the sound was so clear, yet not so loud that my ears suffered from the preverbal after show ringing. Never have I been so totally entertained by a show that I can not find words that adequately describe how extremely awesome the U2 360 Degree tour is. I strongly suggest that if there is a way you will find a way to make it to one of the final dates of this tour!
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