Saturday, February 23, 2008

U2 in 3D

I didn't know it was possible to love U2 more than I already did. I feel like my heart might explode. Love for them is oozing, nay, flowing from me. I can hardly stand it.

I've seen them live twice, and they were amazing, obviously. But last night I saw U23D, and it was an entirely new and unforgettable experience. Those men are so amazing, so inspiring, so badass and cool (especially Adam)! Even when Bono's being a total awkward dork, or perhaps because he's being a total awkward dork, I fall further and further in love with him.

The movie made me want to smile, laugh, sing, dance, and surprisingly, cry! I don't remember wanting to cry when I saw them live. But they made me want to create a better world. They made me want to fix it and love everyone and hug the whole world!

Ms. Sarajevo is a beautiful, moving song on it's own, on cd. But the U23D rendition...I don't know how to describe what I felt. If felt like crying, and very nearly did. I felt like I could and MUST make a difference in the world. But I felt annoyed that I didn't know how to, and scared that I wouldn't figure it out. Or that I wouldn't have the courage to do follow through if I did figure it out.

Becky pointed out that the band are simultaneously cynical and optimistic. Their message seems to be; "The world is totally crap; let's fix it!" And that's what it's all about isn't it? What I want my life to be all about.

A U2 concert is more than a rock concert. It can be a moral awakening, even if it's just a video of the concert! The 3D aspect was so amazing. The picture was crystal clear and right up there with the guys, to the point that you could see Larry's Kleenex box and orange soda. Whoever edited that film was a genius! It was stunning, and I was moved.

Why do these people look so bored?
They should all have huge, dopey grins on their faces!
They're watching the world's greatest rock band in 3D!!

One love
One blood
One life
You got to do what you should

Is it pathetic that part of my inspiration for going out and changing the world is because I don't want to let Bono down?

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  1. You have no reason to fear you won't figure it out. You are already on your way. If your path is longer than most, so what? You will change the world. I truly believe that.