We all had those films, back in the day of VHS, the ones we watched so much that you could nearly hear the tape crying out for mercy as the heads dragged it through its paces for the umpteenth time. For me there were several but I would think The Edge was one of the few I managed to run more than one copy of ragged. I can’t count how many times I rented it when a trip to Xtra Vision for a new release came up fruitless and when we finally managed to catch it on TV and record it the already worn tape it was recorded on began a journey that it would do well to survive. I guess what I’m trying to say is, The Edge is an absolutely fantastic watch that you’ll want to see again.
Once upon a time I found the concept of attending more than one in a few days run of gigs to be insane. I’d heard of these lunatics who would camp overnight for some Springsteen fella (ha!) and I thought you’d never catch me dead doing that. But as it turned out a school friend of mine was doing all three gigs in 05 and asked if I was interested in a ticket for the third night. After the buzz of the first, I didn’t ask any questions, sign me up.
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Last week’s Live In Concert
I can never fully get my head around my fondness for U2. I’ll usually be first in line for some Bono bashing and their more recent output, namely No Line On The Horizon, left me a little cold. Yet they are and always will be one of my favourite bands, their music making itself heard in some huge moments in my life and at the end of it all I have immense pride that such a power house of a band came from this little island. Maybe my confusion towards them is just good old Irish begrudgery. Whatever it is, in 2005 they were the force to be reckoned with, and they showed it in their hometown over three nights in Croke Park.
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