What an amazing concert last night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena! Debbie and I along with some good friends and 96,000 others saw the Black Eyed Peas with special guest Slash open for U2. It was the largest audience in the history of the Rose Bowl, and the first concert of this magnitude to broadcast live on the internet. Some of the highlights:
- Slash playing “Sweet Child Of Mine” with Fergie singing.
- The Black Eyed Peas leading us to do a cell phone light wave.
- The Black Eyed Peas calling out almost every city possible in L.A. county i.
- ncluding La Crescenta and Montebello (but not Alhambra).
- The crowd singing along with “Where’s the Love” and “Got a Feeling.”
- U2’s stage, lights, screen and spaceship set were remarkable!
- Bono singing “Amazing Grace” followed by “Where the Streets Have No Name.”
- Creating the milky way with all of our cell phones on in the darkness of the Rose Bowl.
- Bono calling for freedom for Burma and Iran and updating us on progress made in Africa.
The Black Eyed Peas give a great, fun, and energetic show but the substance and depth of U2’s music and lyrics connect so deeply to so many. As a result, the crowd was remarkably diverse in terms of age and ethnicity, and we were called to make a difference in the world.
Take a look below!
Got confused for a minute there. Rose Bowl Pasadena, not Rose Bowl, Southampton, UK. Was wondering why U2 had played my home town and I hadn’t realised… now I see I was just wrong.