Oh Seamus I am terriby jealous!
I am a tremendous fan of U2 and greatly admire their courage to change styles throughout the years. So many bands such as Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones and other older bands have kept to the same commercially predictable sound. It's so much more courageous and creative to change, to create a new sound different from what you've produced before. And quite a gamble.
U2's cd POP was not a huge commercial success but it is one of my favs. I enjoy many types of music and the techno flavor they experimented with on that albumn was very well done I thought.
Of course they've taken a step or two back toward the original sound they started with but it still sounds fresh and timely.
I have not had the pleasure of attending a concert on this tour yet. I did however see them 5 times in 1997 and 3 times in 2001.
Joy! The last concert on the tour is in Portland, Oregon in December. I can't imagine not seeing them at least once!
Any other types of music or bands you enjoy/recommend?