Vertigo Leg 1: 2005, US


Family Reunion

05 June 2011
Family Reunion
Seattle – San Francisco. Travel day.

I was a bit all over the place this morning.  It ended up being a late one last night, running all over town delivering cell phones (don’t ask) and I needed to be up at a reasonable hour as Smasher and I had promised each other we’d get on top of the Glastonbury video stuff. Breakfast was a meeting of the dazed but we did get it together to make the departure deadline.

Long I have maintained that my favourite flight is a flight from anywhere to San Francisco, so I confess to having been perhaps a little over-excited en route. It’s a year or more since I’ve been to the city at the end of the rainbow and even though the weather forecast isn’t the best (as ever) it’s a thrill to have a day or two at ‘home’.

Our flight didn’t get us in until the early evening but I still made the most of a night off here, meeting some friends at a favourite restaurant and inevitably going on to a bar or two.  Funny, it’s ten years now since I lived here but I still feel like a native, taking a streetcar rather than a cab, walking back down Market Street (still an open psychiatric unit, it seems) just to take it all in. Old places have closed, new places spring up, but still it feels like a family reunion.

Related Topics


15 June, 2011
Hi Willie, we are in Montreal and soooo looking forward to the concerts. Our family of five would love to host you while in Montreal. Provide for you a chance to experience home life away from the road, home cooked meals, laundry, personal exploring. We are so appreciative of the love and unity one experiences at a U2 concert, much of the credit due to you and your incredible talent. We are grateful for the magical gift of U2. Montreal is a cornucopia of culture, fun, entertainment. I humbly invite you to avail of our hospitality. We will be on the floor during the Montreal concerts. Once again it will be THE highlight of our year. Contact is on my website Love& hugs from the Tremblay family .xoxoxo
14 June, 2011
Seattle Show- SET LIST
First, thank you so very much to all you and the entire crew do to make the show the best ever. Speaking of which, we have gone to several shows on every tour and I believe/feel that the set list in Seattle was hands down the BEST EVER!!!!! Fantastic Job!!!..............Such a difference from Vegas in "09! (Loved that show), but this , this was it! Thank you so very much!
Newer comments    1 - 2 of 2    Older comments

Current News

07 May, 2009
The opening night of the tour in Barcelona is only weeks away so no better time for a reminder of life on the road.
20 Dec, 2006
Rocko Reedy on the night his band opened up for U2.
20 Dec, 2006
How Come? Well, Tamara Kendall from the UK won the 'Hunt The Lyric' competition for those return flights and tickets ...
12 Dec, 2006
The one hundred and thirty first Vertigo show and it was one to remember. Report, photos.
11 Dec, 2006
Wonderful closing night with Pearl Jam in Hawaii and lots of surprise touches as Vertigo 05/06 comes to a close ...
06 Dec, 2006
The U2 support act you've never heard of. (Until Hawaii that is.)
05 Dec, 2006
New backstage shots before showtime in Tokyo.

Eric Clapton was at the final Tokyo show on Monday and chatted with Edge ...
04 Dec, 2006
Video of the band playing 'Window in the Skies' for Japanese TV at the weekend.

Current News

24 Mar, 2015
Sunday, June 7 - second and final show in Denver. Tickets on sale Monday.
23 Mar, 2015
A sixth and final show has been confirmed for London's O2 in November.
19 Mar, 2015
Sing 'Song For Someone' ? We'll be showcasing some of the performances.
17 Mar, 2015
Denver, Colorado has been added to the iNNOCENCE & eXPERIENCE Tour.
06 Mar, 2015

July 31st is the date, for an eighth and final show at Madison Square Garden this summer..

02 Mar, 2015
Edge and Bono in Rolling Stone on iTunes and 'Innocence'.
25 Feb, 2015
'Every Breaking Wave', Studio Exclusive From ‘Songs Of Innocence’ Acoustic Sessions.
23 Feb, 2015
Premiere: 'Every Breaking Wave' - the video.