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Never! I just went to New Orleans for the first time this past April.

Looking forward to this one.. figure I'll buy a GA day of and NOLA doesn't need to be made better but add in U2 and there ya go!!! 

Luckily, I was blessed to have minimal damage to my home and no flooding in my neighborhood. I have to say that Saturday night was by far the scariest night because there were tornado warnings every f

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7 hours ago, fragrant said:

As of tonight, it looks like plenty of tickets for the show. I gave 4GA a try, and they're still available. I hope it won't bring Bono flashbacks to their Pop Tour stop to the Dome in 1997. Attendance was low, and despite coming back to play Super Bowl in 2002 and premier 'Saints Are Coming' at the Dome reopening in 2006, they haven't played a full concert since. This'll be the first one in 20 years!

 

 

 

Wow! It has been 20 years since that show! Hard to believe. My friend and I drove through a tornado in Mississippi to get there that night. 

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@mich40 I'm glad that you made it to New Orleans safely, and it makes for a cool U2 Pop story. I wonder, though, did the lemon make it through the tornado? lol.

What was it like to see U2 in the Dome with low numbers? I've been in the space two times with large crowds and don't know what it's like otherwise. If Bono's disgusted enough, maybe we could move it over to Tipitina's uptown or 2nd line it to Preservation Hall. I support keeping this thing on the ground and local which would make most sense in NOLA.

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@toyoracer Speaking of getting through tough weather to make it to a U2 show, how are you in Houston? I'm sorry that I didn't notice until this morning that Houston your home base. It sounds like you're coming to the show, but looking back at last week, I hope that Harvey's flooding wasn't too hellish and scary for you. It was overwhelming to watch from Baton Rouge, especially with our own flooding last summer. I have friends still not in their homes.

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9 minutes ago, fragrant said:

@mich40 I'm glad that you made it to New Orleans safely, and it makes for a cool U2 Pop story. I wonder, though, did the lemon make it through the tornado? lol.

What was it like to see U2 in the Dome with low numbers? I've been in the space two times with large crowds and don't know what it's like otherwise. If Bono's disgusted enough, maybe we could move it over to Tipitina's uptown or 2nd line it to Preservation Hall. I support keeping this thing on the ground and local which would make most sense in NOLA.

I was on the floor, right at the bstage, so I didn't even notice that it wasn't full. And they played their hearts out, as usual. I loved it. It was like night and day between that show and when I saw them a week later in Atlanta. We had gotten news of Michael Hutchence right after the New Orleans show and he was being buried same time as Atlanta. We had seats for that show and it was visibly sad because it was very empty up there. Bono was distraught because of Michael. He cried talking about him and singing One. We cried. That show was emotionally draining. 

Sorry about the tangent. I do believe that the show will be great. Wish it had been announced with the others, as it is the closest to me but I had already bought tickets for St. Louis. Still trying to figure out if I get there. 

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No apologies for sharing your story. It puts us in the emotional space of that time and appreciate your experience more. I'd think that U2 going back to do this first full concert would reflect on that time in their lives and hearts, too. 'Stuck in a Moment' and memories of Michael Hutchence.

Come on through NOLA en route to St. Louis. :)) If you can make it that would be awesome! 

 

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On 9/4/2017 at 8:26 AM, fragrant said:

@toyoracer Speaking of getting through tough weather to make it to a U2 show, how are you in Houston? I'm sorry that I didn't notice until this morning that Houston your home base. It sounds like you're coming to the show, but looking back at last week, I hope that Harvey's flooding wasn't too hellish and scary for you. It was overwhelming to watch from Baton Rouge, especially with our own flooding last summer. I have friends still not in their homes.

Luckily, I was blessed to have minimal damage to my home and no flooding in my neighborhood. I have to say that Saturday night was by far the scariest night because there were tornado warnings every few minutes; a tornado was even spotted less than a mile from my home! I don't know how many times I rn into my inner bathroom for shelter. The rain just never stopped and it was raining so heavy. It was unbelievable. I barely slept during the height of the rain those several days. I would sleep in the daytime because it always get worse at night and it was hard to sleep trying to look up for tornados, down for flood water, at the TV, at the phone, for my cat! Very nerve-wrecking. I'm blessed; I never even lost utilities, but there were many people who weren't so fortunate. 

I was supposed to go to the Detroit show, but my flight was cancelled twice, so I just decided it was best not to go. Ford Field did honor a refund. I volunteered at a few places taking donations over those days, instead. 

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