My daughter is going to the governors Ball today. It sounds really fancy but it’s actually a concert. It’s on an island in New York City. Her boyfriend bought her and her best friend tickets for her birthday. It’s has a whole bunch of artist and I’m happy to say I don’t know any of them. I just know it has her favorite, Post Malone. I guess he’s popular because even as I was speaking this blog Siri new to capitalize that name. Just made me think about my glory days going to concerts.
I’ve seen U2 in concert probably 15 times. I’ve skipped the last three tours because it would’ve been too hard on me with my MS. Well one of them I had shingles for, but it still would’ve been hard. Of all those concerts, my favorite U2 concert I went to wasn’t a concert it was a movie. It was seeing Rattle and Hum at a drive-in theater.
Rattle and Hum was U2’s documentary on the road. Most song clips were from live performances. It was a summer night and all these cars were in front of this huge screen. Within minutes of the first song, people started getting out of their car and turning up their stereo. We were dancing and singing and interacting with each other having an absolute ball. It was an experience I’d never have again even at every live concert I went to. Nothing was like that night at the drive-in.
The drive-in is closed now. U2 is still touring. I just either got calmer, cheaper or maybe just appreciate them from afar. I’ve seen them enough times to know what to expect at a live concert and I am not sad about hanging up my live concert shoes. My ex-husband sent me some great live videos from the show he went to. Now it’s my daughters turn. She’s getting all ready for her all day event. I just pray that her and her friend and all the kids going are safe and enjoy the concert as it’s intended to be.