So in 1987 I was a wide-eyed highly (iPad just tried to auto correct that to 'ugly', which was probably fair) 18 year old, already long-steeped in appreciation of U2. They stood for & shaped many of the views I held then & still hold close today.
I caught 8 shows on that original Joshua Tree tour, including the World In Action tv special at Croke Park. And skipped many days work to get to the gigs.
30 years later & the passion for the band has yet to dim. Just wonderful to hear Trip Through...Exit and In God's Country played majestically again. And the true goosepump moment of One Tree Hill. I'd waited 51 shows to hear that song live & was all set for a flight to New Zealand to realise that little dream, when along came JT30.
To all those in Brazil tonight, I wish I was with you. To all those saving the pennies / dollars / euros for 2018, I hope to see you next year. And I'll be taking my daughter. She's 10 in 2018 & desperate to embark on her own live music adventures. Can't wait!