U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

May
29
2001

Day Off - Montreal

I haven't had a night out like that for a while, so I was surprised I didn't feel worse when I levered myself out of bed. Mind you, I didn't get up till 1pm which probably took the edge of the hangover.

Had lunch whilst being interviewed by some chaps from 'Der Spiegel', a large circulation German newspaper which recently published an article on how Britain is now a third world nation of ugly, stupid people living in poverty. Through an act of great self-control, I managed to keep my sarcasm vaguely at bay whilst talking to them over a Croque Monsieur. It was a bit of a weird interview, to be honest, as the guy wanted to know all about my life on the road with David Bowie which was not only a long time ago, but not especially relevant to an article about this U2 show.

Slipped out later and spent hours in a large bookshop, which was a wonderful waste of an afternoon - in fact it was nearly nine o'clock by the time I got back to the hotel. Sat in the coffee shop there for ages and took some time to write to my cousin, whose Christmas card to me, posted in Wolverhampton on December 15th, arrived in San Francisco when I was there last week. Spending half my life on a computer, its always a real treat to sit down, write a letter on paper, stuff it into an envelope, stick on a stamp and pop it in a post box. Hopefully it'll make it to Wolverhampton before the year's out.

Related Topics

Current News

16 Apr, 2013
We've got winners in our #U2FTGU competition.
12
11 Mar, 2013
Photos and clips 'from the ground up' arriving every day. Love your work...
24
18 Feb, 2013
Ever made anything From The Ground Up? (See what we did there?) Check out our latest competition.
11
29 Jan, 2013
Those five bonus downloads when you subscribe to U2.com? All you need to know.
17
18 Dec, 2012
It opens with Breathe and closes with "40" - but what are the other thirteen tracks on Edge's Picks?
96
15 Nov, 2012
Fifteen tracks selected by The Edge... but what are they?
108
14 Nov, 2012
'From The Ground Up' is the inside story of U2360° and in this exclusive extract we go backstage with Adam.
9
27 Jun, 2012
Saturday marks three years since U2360 took off - we're hosting 'U22 Day' to celebrate.
61

Current News

25 Feb, 2015
'Every Breaking Wave', Studio Exclusive From ‘Songs Of Innocence’ Acoustic Sessions.
9
23 Feb, 2015
Premiere: 'Every Breaking Wave' - the video.
12
12 Feb, 2015
Introducing Aoife McArdle’s Every Breaking Wave: 'a short film based on the U2 song of the same name'
37
12 Feb, 2015
Fourth night confirmed for iNNOCENCE & eXPERIENCE in Barcelona.
04 Feb, 2015
Each member of the band  is celebrating the unique relationship between sons and fathers in a new book.
4
03 Feb, 2015
A seventh night in New York and a fifth night in Chicago - more iNNOCENCE & eXPERIENCE dates.
02 Feb, 2015
A fifth show in London and a third in Barcelona have been added to this year's iNNOCENCE & eXPERIENCE Tour.
27 Jan, 2015
'Get out of the conscious mind...' Edge on creativity with Feedback Kitchen's Mario Batali.
23