Sunday, October 25, 2009


We took a little field trip that last weekend to Las Vegas to attend the U2 concert. It's my 4th, 3 of them in this same stadium. The last time I was there I was pregnant with Summer. Wow, that's been a long time. It was so worth it, so much fun. The stage was unbelievable. We read that it is a $30 million stage. They have been touring since last spring and as of Sep. 29, they still had not broken even. It costs $750,000 each day to pay the entire stage crew. 120 semi's to transport the equipment. Not very environmentally friendly. They've gotten a lot of criticism from the environmentalists. But, it sure made for a great show.
a little story...when we lived in MS, I purchased tickets to see U2. The closest show was in St. Louis a mere 7 hours away. Just 2 weeks after that purchase I found out that I was pregnant with Cole and was due the week of the concert. So sad. I had tried for such a long time to get pregnant. Rick was always trying to plan a trip for us, but I would never let him plan anything that was more than 7 or 8 months out just in case I got pregnant. Then I go and buy tickets and jinx the whole thing. If I had known that that it all it would take to get pregnant, I would have let him plan a cruise/vacation much sooner...Anyway, we sold the tickets to a nice lady from Arkansas and pretty much broke even--thank goodness. And as good as the U2 concert would have been, we are happy to have Cole with us. (just not with us at the concert this weekend. hehe)


Tia and Amara said...

Wow. I was just talking with Jeff about that and I figured they must have a LOAD of cash. These guys have been producing quality product for --at least 25 years, and now you tell me this. It must just all be about the rewards of performing for them. OK, I REALLY think they must be raking it in on record sales still. I'd still go back and buy all of their stuff again.

Jason said...

If I had known it only takes 2 tickets to a U2 concert I would have saved 25,000 on IVF and 7 years of Heck!