Sunday, October 25, 2009

VEGAS BABY




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)

2 comments:

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!