U2 360 Tour

M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, 6/22/2011

U2 takes the stage to David Bowie’s song Space

Video 1 |  Video 2

What kind of logistics was involved organizing this concert? Transporting this multi-million dollar stage all over the world…
Imagine the supply chain OM strategic decisions?

I believe there were at least a half dozen of these 360 tour stages that one of the most successful bands of our time managed.  My wife and I attended the live concert in Baltimore (hence the video) and were front row.  My favorite music group.  And I was sitting with a close Irish friend of mine and his wife (how ironic).

If you were not impressed by the stage alone, you were certainly entertained by the opening act.  They introduced Senator Gabrielle Gifford wishing her husband, Astronaut Mark Kelly a “Beautiful Day” while he was on the space station.  This is also the title of one of their top billboard hits. Read more

These are my top favorite songs by U2:

  1. Pride
  2. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  3. With or Without You
  4. I Will Follow
  5. Sunday Bloody Sunday

The coolest things about U2 is not only is the alternative music part of my generation growing up, therefore melody is different from classic Blues or Rock-n-Roll; but when I play the songs over and over, I am amazed at the lyrics.  For example, notice the words in the song Bad below.

“If I could, you know I would
If I could, I would let it go,
this Desperation, Dislocation
Separation, Condemnation, Revelation
In Temptation, Isolation, Desolation”

 

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