A guest post by Chris Sanders on U2’s 2009 tour:
Rumors are spreading that U2 will kick off their 2009 tour in Dublin’s Croke Park – playing at least 3 gigs there on July 24th, 25th, and 26th. I can’t think of a better reason for a road trip to Ireland, can you?
Anyone who knows me well, knows that among my many passions, travel and U2 rank pretty high on the list. So, I’ve been thinking about combining these two passions and embarking on a roadtrip to Dublin to see U2 in concert…if only the band would announce their official tour schedule!!
I mention two passions, while I’m at it, I’d like to throw in a third – Ireland! I love the country and its people!! My first experience in Ireland was way back in 1998 when I took my younger brother (then 14 years old) on his first trip out of the country. During that trip, we stayed in Dublin for a while, then drove up to the remote county of Donnegal – exploring several castles and villages along the way.
My second experience with Ireland was in 2001 when I lived in Dublin for 6 months while working on a consulting engagement. I had a stellar apartment in the Temple Bar district and frequently hung out at a place called The Viper Room. It was during this time in Dublin that I also learned to rollerblade and salsa dance – so many memories!
Ok, so enough about my adventures in Ireland – I’ll save them for another post. For now, does anyone know anything else about U2’s 2009 tour? Does anyone else feel a road trip to Dublin coming on??