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Old 05-22-2005, 11:01 PM   #1
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Well folks, as some of you (maybe?) might have noticed, I haven't been around much recently. I had exams until the 12th, then on the 13th I flew out to Portland Oregon to visit my best friend. The night of the 16th I flew overnight to NJ where the insanity began: 2 days of general admission for U2 at the Meadowlands. Attempting to keep this brief, here are the highlights:

1) meeting Bono, him holding my hand while we talked for a minute
2) getting Edge's autograph
3) getting a pic with Adam (which I don't have b/c some idiot couldn't even work his own camera right)
4) my ticket randomly scanning to let me into the ellipse the first night and being the CLOSEST person to Edge in the entire arena
5) every member of the band seeing my sign and laughing and Bono acknowledging it....then people coming up to me after saying "we saw Bono acknowledge your sign" (but it didn't get me onstage damnit....well there's always more shows in Nov!!! I WILL get onstage

Yes my U2 luck was very good. I am now in serious withdrawal.

Ok enough writing I suppose. Here are some of the best pics:

























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wow, being that you handle is U2fan, I am happy that it went so well for you!
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Why did we get the abridged version? Sounds phenomenal. So, was this the highlight of your life? Congrats.
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WOW! Been wondering where you've been!


Awesome that you met the guys. I'm sure they are a fun bunch...
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Fookin' great!!!!
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Thats awesome and great pics too!
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sounds like you had an excellent time, have you noticed that U2 have started a clothing line
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Way to go! I bet your on the biggest high ever at the moment!

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Ack! That is SO AWESOME! Luverly pics too!!!!

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That is SO COOL!!! yay Lauren!
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Old 05-23-2005, 12:15 PM   #12
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Thanks all......yeah I still can't believe it. I am planning my mode of attack (yikes that sounds bad) for the Nov. shows....in SERIOUS withdrawal. I WILL get a pic with Bono, an autograph, and get onstage!!!!!

I keep listening to the song they played right before then went onstage (Wake Up-Arcade Fire.....awesome song!) and remembering how I felt, and looking at my pictures. God I'm lame and I should be packing for Argentina. I leave on Wed.
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Holy crap, girl! I didn't know you were leaving for Argentina that soon! Wow. Lucky girl!!
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you have some awesome pics U2

thats great,

why dont you parachute on stage?
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So close... ! I'm so very happy for you And amazing pictures, we can actually feel the ambiance and appreciate the lighting. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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That is so cool that you got up close and personal with them, good on ya...*feels all warm and fuzzy inside*
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So happy for you, Lauren! That's awesome...the random scanning which sent you up front. Like someone was watching over you...

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*feels all warm and fuzzy inside*
that will be you arteries, you should cut down on the fry ups
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Hey glad to see you had a great time and were abe to get so close and have a run in with the band. have a great time in Argentina.

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