• What Time is it in the World? Showtime!: U2, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, AB,…

    8 Jun 2011, 02:42 by scatteroflight

    Wed 1 Jun – U2 360° Tour

    579 days. The wait between the announcement of the U2 concert at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton and the moment that Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry actually arrived to the strains of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” was long, but worth every second. At the risk of relying on overly used cliches, June 1 really was a beautiful day, warm and bright under a blue Alberta sky. Having heard that the general admission lineup was already attracting a number of fans, I was anxious to take my place. My sister and I arrived at Gate 6 at around 1:00 PM, and were already #684 and #685 in the queue. Not letting this deter us, we spent the afternoon chatting with other fans, from the woman who was waiting for her husband to get out of school to join her in line to Amy and her friend to the woman who had a gigantic poster made from one of the Pop photoshoots and wanted to get it autographed by the band (no word on if it ever happened, though someone from U2′s team did try to make it happen). …