U2 plays Joshua Tree in Seattle

The best birthday present ever is getting to see the concert of your dreams. “Joshua Tree” was my very first U2 album, my brother gave it to me when I was about 9 years old. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For was rewound and replayed like no other song ever, but I still have it & the tape still plays 🙂 This was the album that made me a U2 fan for life, and it’s something I had only dreamt they would play, from beginning to end in a live show.

U2’s most recent show in Seattle, in 2011 was amazing, but this one took the cake. Somehow Seattle grey turned into a beautiful sunny day, it was the shortest we ever waited in GA lines, and we still ended up close to the stage. Mumford & Sons put up an awesome opening act. Getting to see Eddie Vedder sing live for the first time and along with my favorite band was the cherry on top. Ultra Violet was the ultimate feminist tribute with faces of famous and not-so-famous female activists & leaders from around the world flashing on the 200ft x 45ft LED screen. Miss Sarajevo became Miss Syria. If Pavarotti’s voice is eternally moving, then watching a young Syrian refugee activist, Omaima talk about how she wants to change the world was even more touching, while he sang. Like the first show in NYC after 9/11, I’ll never forget this show!

Of course we were standing in one spot, very close to the right side of the stage, so these photos are all from one angle!

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