The First Week Of Summer Hours

We know I love Summer hours.

Get 40 hours in by noon on Friday and escape for long weekend!

Simple right?

Well in theory yes it’s easy.

The first week is in the books.

Started off strong on the first Monday (6/5) and worked from 7am to 630pm!  A co-worker actually helped me make it to the end of they day!!

On Tuesday (6/6) I worked 7am to 430 pm and just like that I had made up my four hours!!!

But.  Oh my.  By mid day on Wednesday I was ready for a nap.  Then by end of day Thursday I was ready for the weekend!

It’s ok.  Should get easier as the weeks go on!

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U2 Extend the Joshua Tree Tour!

I had read the rumors but was still surprised when U2 extended their Joshua Tree 2017 Tour!!!

(I am still hoping for a new album and an indoor arena tour!)

This is the email I got!

Dear Kathleen,

It’s been called ‘the tour of the year’ and now the band are set to take The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 to Mexico and South America this year, as well as returning to more cities in the US.

New dates announced today include a run of September US shows which open in Detroit – the city where the band first played a headline stadium show back on April 30th, 1987 at the Silverdome – followed by stops in Buffalo, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis and San Diego.

In October the tour will head to Mexico City followed by concerts in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Sao Paulo.

For Rolling Stone the show reveals “a live act simply without peer… It really felt like they were reapplying for the job of the best band in the world by showing how they earned the title in the first place.”

The band “not only unpack a masterpiece but provide moments to hold on to forever”. (Consequence of Sound)

Ticket prices start at $35.00 with general admission floor tickets at $70.00. There will be an exclusive priority presale for U2.com subscribers starting Thursday, June 8th (10am) through Saturday, June 10th (5pm) local times for subscribers who may have missed out on the previous presale opportunity along with new subscribers. There will be a 4 ticket limit for subscriber purchases and a 6 ticket limit commencing with public sales. In North America, all floor tickets will be paperless unless otherwise noted. Special guest for the North America concert dates to be announced.

In Mexico and South America, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been confirmed as special guest for all dates. Tickets will go on sale Wed. June 14th in Mexico City, June 15th in Bogota, Buenos Aires and Santiago and Friday June 16th in Sao Paulo. There will be an exclusive priority presale for U2 Subscribers at U2.com starting Thursday, June 8th (10am) through Saturday, June 10th (5pm) local times for U2.com. All times local. (Subscribers will be emailed more information ahead of the presales.)

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Clear Stadium Purse / Bag

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These days security is very important when attending events at large venues.

Four years ago the NFL announced their clear bag policy.  (I haven’t been to Gillette Stadium since 2009 so this is new for me)

You can no longer bring your handbag to NFL stadiums unless it’s a wristlet size.

Let’s be honest,  I don’t think my iPhone7 plus would fit in a wristlet!  LOL!

Luckily they are allowing CLEAR handbags as long as they are 12″ x 12″ x 6″ or smaller.

You might say:  Why bring a bag at all ?

Well, most of my clothes don’t have pockets that would hold my iPhone, camera, wallet, keys and ticket.

Amazon to the rescue!

I found this clear bag to use for concert day!

If I ever go to another stadium show I’ll have the bag and if I don’t I will use it for a travel cosmetic bag!

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U2 Beach Towel

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So, I already used my U2.com coupon code.

A week later I get an email with this AWESOME Joshua Tree beach towel.

Do I need it?  No.

Do I WANT it?  OH YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Peace On Earth

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The Best Of Me

Watched this last weekend!

So good and a very good eye washer!

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U2 In Oakland!(six years ago tonight)

Six years ago tonight (6/7/2011) U2 played in Oakland!  (after the tour was delayed in 2010)  Time flies!!!!

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KEG / DLT Golden Gate Bridge

According to U2Tours this is what was played: (my favorite moments are bolded)

Main Set: Even Better Than The Real Thing, I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Until the End of the World – Anthem – Where Have All The Flowers Gone, Perfect Day – Happy Birthday, All I Want Is You, Stay, Beautiful Day – Space Oddity, Pride, Miss Sarajevo, Zooropa, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I’ll Go Crazy (remix) – Discotheque – Life During Wartime – Psycho Killer, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Scarlet, Walk On

Encore(s): One, Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Where the Streets Have No Name, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender

Comments: Bono tells the crowd that U2 hung out with Green Day and Metallica a night earlier and talked about creating a new music festival. Lou Reed is at the show, prompting Larry to sing a bit of Perfect Day before Bono leads the crowd in singing Happy Birthday for a friend named John. He dedicates Pride to the Shriver family. After ‘Streets’, Bono brings a fan from Poland on stage – a guy who flew 20 hours to be at this show.

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