Vertigo Leg 1: 2005, US

Oct
09
2010

'See you in New Zealand...'

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09 October 2010
'See you in New Zealand...'
Travel day.  Rome €“ London.

Having had a long load-out from a difficult stadium, there were a lot of weary people in the Austin Powers lounge at breakfast-time, but spirits were high and it was very good to have a chance to say good byes. 

Missed a lot of people at the venue last night due to leaving rather abruptly and besides, most of them were utterly consumed by the load-out at the time.  Flight times were staggered through the day, so people were peeling off gradually.  I was the last man out, aside from folks who€™s decided to stay on for a few days holiday, so got to see most people.  See you in New Zealand, then.

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tracenz
20 November, 2010
5 more sleeps!
...until Auckland. Can't wait!
chkman2005
07 November, 2010
Air U2 360 2010
Here I come WILLIE - Your biggest fan in the WORLD is making 67 to 72 shows for U2 total since your ZOO TV creation ! Youve been designing U2 since the stone age and now here we go back in time to the End of the Yellow Brick Road - Will be arriving just in time for the 1st show in Auckland, NZ then I see you all again in Brisbane and leave you sadly in Sydney Will of course have a little rest prior to the NEW 2011 North American Dates back home in California Still looking for a slot between 7th June OAKLAND and 17th June in Anaheim CA. Is there hope of another West Coast announcement in San Diego or maybe a return to Las Vegas NV U2 360 TOUR 2011 equipment has to pass by 1 or both of those cities in order to reach Denver Enjoy your long flights to Auckland NZ How about an invite to the Turkey Dinner this time ? Bono asked me if I had gotton to eat with everyone for ThanksGiving 2006 - Maybe this time ! Chuck Los Angeles CA
sheeba
31 October, 2010
Australia / New Zealand Tour
Hi Willie, all the Hype is building up now in Australia for the tour, which i wonder if you could contact me Willie in regards to the tour down under, would like to talk to you about Adaptaflex emergency electrical Conduit Supply for the tour. Based in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and New Zealand. Regards, Mark..
tan_lejos_tan_cerca
28 October, 2010
See you
Have a well deserved rest. Luckily for us, the tour goes on... can't wait for it and your diaries!!
Els B
27 October, 2010
4 weeks!
Hi Willie, it's all happening in 4 weeks time! Can't wait. See you then!
cash0012
27 October, 2010
Thanks Willie
I will be renewing my subscription to U2.com for your diaries. Thanks again.
xtraspicy62
25 October, 2010
cant wait to see aussie/nz
Hi Willie cant wait to see what exciting stuff is going to be unveiled in aussie and nz. the 360 tour has been smoking hot!!
bobcaygeonmary
25 October, 2010
Recharge your batteries !
Take some time to yourself - I just love reading these diaries Willie. Get some rest & I will be looking forward to the "down under leg" . Cheers Willie !
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