It was a gorgeous night. I'm still getting used to the idea of it being quite warm even late into the evening. I wore a silk cami with a blazer on top and the blazer came off within minutes, never to be put on again.
I'd never been to the Roger's Centre before but was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to get there (note: just follow the hoards of people). I was hot out and I was desperate for a drink but just about lost my appetite when I saw how expensive the food and bev was. $4.75 for a pop, $13 for a slice of pizza and upwards of $10 for a beer? Yikes!
Our seats were no where near the front but that was just fine with me. I'm not huge on crowds and prefer to sit comfortably rather than squeeze in with the hard-core fans standing up front. Plus, we got a really good view of the overall concert, Toronto skyline and CN tower. Just great.
Interpol was the opening band and I'm afraid to say that I'd never heard of them before. But, they were pretty good and their songs were kind of catchy.
The stage was re-set and apparently we had our photo taken by a 360 cam (yet to be seen). The whole process took about 30 minutes so chances are pretty good that Danny was looking at his phone and I was busy 'observing' other people, haha.
Finally, U2 came on. The whole place erupted with screams and cheers. There's just something so exciting about witnessing such a prominent band in music history perform live. I recognized most of the songs and was happy to sing or dance along.
One of the 'traditions' my sister and I have when either of us is at a concert is to call the other. We wait for a great song, dial the number and let the concert just play through for a minute or so. I always try to scream something into the phone like 'wish you were here' but I have no idea whether it can be heard or not, haha. It's always fun to share the experience with other people even if they're not sitting in the seat right next to you.
During the encore, a huge disco ball lit up the entire stadium. It was such a cool atmosphere and I wish I could have captured it properly with my camera. But alas, it will have to remain as a great memory.
The CN tower was a light spectacle dancing along with the entire show. If I ever got tired of looking at the stage (haha, yeah right) I could just look to my right and stare at the huge tower.
After the concert, and a quick sighting of the van shuttling Bono & Co. off to their hotel, we decided to forego the massive crowds and walk home. It was still hot hot hot outside and the downtown core was lively and vibrant. I was completely exhausted but happy to spend some time with my main guy. It was such a great way to spend a Monday evening and get acquainted with our new city.