Saturday, October 22, 2005

In the name of Martin Luther King... sing...

A few years ago, I saw the Beatles. First they came out looking old school and Liverpudlian, then they came out in full Peppers dress. They played for less than two minutes, but I did see them. They were wax figurines in a wax museum, and somewhere, tinny speakers blared "A Day in the Life" or some such.

On a totally unrelated note, I saw U2 on Wednesday.

I think the 15-year-old me would have been more excited about this. Unfortunately, the me of aught-five just saw it as impersonal. Maybe I'm used to more intimate settings, but this was a museum show.

Don't get me wrong, it was still a good show. I'm still surprised what they can do with one electric guitar. And Bono's voice can just absolutely fill a room. A friend of mine once said his wish was that he could sing, and seeing the way Bono could raise his voice to the rafters and bring people to their feet... yeah, that's power. I mean, they really are a great band. But despite their best efforts, it's hard to move someone, and I mean really move someone, in a venue that big.

A few notes:Also, Philly got a Bruce cameo. Couldn't we at least get a Wolf Blitzer appearance?


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