So, yesterday, I was in Kansas City to see U2 live as apart of their 2017 Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour. This was actually my first concert I've been too of a well known band like U2. My roommates, a friend of theirs and I stayed at friend of mine who was also going to the concert, and allowed us to bunk at his place Monday into yesterday.
Then my friend took us visitors to Westport and the Country Club Plaza (sorry, no pics). We toured some stores (including a place I enjoyed, Barnes and Noble) before returning to my friend's house. I was able to momentarily get on to chat with some of my peeps over at the Good Guy Gamers and then we had to get ready to go to the concert.
So, then, while we were enroute to the show venue, Arrowhead Stadium, during rush hour, we heard police sirens behind us. It was thought it was police going to an accident. Then we saw five cops on police bikes, followed by a limo and other escort vehicles. It was quickly reason U2 had just passed by. So after getting to the stadium and parking, we got food (I got myself a commemorative tour cup) and ultimately got to our various, dispersed seats, for the concert.
The concert got started at 7:30 with Beck; it was during this pre-show that I realized that I needed earplugs as to reduce the amount of hearing loss from the concert, so I went and got some. After an hour's performance, there was 45 intermission, and U2 came on. Most of the stadium lights went dark, and the music began, folks going from sitting to standing- U2 was starting the concert. The lights came up as the band members made their appearance.
The main concert was awesome in its two hour length. The best part (at least for me) was when "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" played, which was just over half an hour into U2's performance. This song was the primary reason I went to this concert, besides going to a famous band's concert I could go to. As the first notes of the song made me realize it was "I Still Haven't" and I was ecstatic. I sang to the song with Bono and fellow audience members, moved about to it, clapped in-between verses with the crowd and enjoyed having the song be played. When it ended, and the last few refrains were said, there was a euphoria I had never had before, and I'm glad I experienced it.
The rest of the concert was excellent, and when it ended, there was a tinge of sadness, but I felt that this concert was going to be something I could never have had at any other time and have such wonderful memories. So, with that, I met back up with my traveling companions at our car, said goodbye to my KC friend, and after a long wait in the parking lot (as everyone was leaving the concert), we got underway back to home. We of course got home safe and sound.