Just a very quick dispatch after the return from Calgary – had a great time – good weather, lots of Jameson and too much fun! Was great to see the U2 friends we made last year and feel the same excitement we felt in 2010 before the summer U2 concerts once again.
Took the Joshua Tree hat into Smithbilt Hats in Calgary for a custom trim job (needed to get the brim just right) and a perfect sizing… now it’s ready to rock the summer of U2!
As well, someone threw her Music Rising Les Paul in the trunk to see if Mr. The Kevin Strom would like to play it – was thrilled to see him use it for Zooropa and Even Better Than The Real Thing! Â And it even came back perfectly tuned, an excellent bonus (thanks Kevin ).
Upon my return got word that they are playing in Toronto on April 8th at a fabulous little bar called The Hideout and, oh, just playing Achtung Baby AND The Joshua Tree in their entirety. So what did EdgeFest do but check how many Air Miles she had rotting away (and realized what a fabulous deal she could get with a 30% off WestJet discount for travelling before April 13th). It was easy to justify a weekend away in the Big Smoke to see her favourite non-U2s play her two favourite albums. Not only that, but how could she resist a weekend with Bonogirl driving up from Cleveland? She can’t! I will write a bigger article upon my return.
If any area U2 fans are reading this, whatever you do – be there on April 8th for this show, and come up and say hi! You will of course know me by the hat…