One Drop, U2 and Me (Part Two): The Concert

poeticsocialmissionSo should I state the obvious?

Yes. The concert was utterly amazing.

I was entirely overwhelmed by U2, their outstanding to the core talent, their mind-blowing state of the art stage, the energy of their fans and their incredible message. In fact, because I was so distracted by the music, this video is hardly a recap of the entire concert. No way. (And I’m not sure that’s legal anyway.) But it does give you a sense of it – and it does show you the entire earth to space conversation Bono and Guy Laliberte had that evening.

Too. Cool. Beyond. Words. I assure you.

But let me get back the message part of this entire experience. As you all know, I was there on behalf of the Poetic Social Mission from Space which was set up by the One Drop Organization. So while a U2 fan, I was extraordinarily excited to witness a concert experience performed by a band who clearly cares about its global community. And unless you live on the moon, you already know how much Bono has done to raise awareness about various causes such as the AIDS crisis in Africa, famine relief and now our global need for clean water.

And I wasn’t the only one busting at the seams over their commitment to so much more than just their music. The woman sitting next to me was a huge fan (keep an eye out for her and her husband in the video). While certainly a hard-core fan of their music (and Bono, swoooon), she has also been moved by all of the good that Bono and U2 have done worldwide. This is what seems to set U2 and their fans apart from the rest of the music industry – and it is perhaps a large part of what has ensured their longevity too.

I would also like to make it very clear just how honored I was to be there that evening. My husband and I happened to be celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary that week. So being able to see U2 and honor our day by being part of the Poetic Social Mission was more than we could have asked for. On behalf of the two of us, thank you to the One Drop Foundation, the Poetic Social Mission, Cirque Du Soleil and Flip Video.

Without further ado, here is my night with U2 and, most importantly, Bono’s earth to space meeting with Guy Laliberte – the first clown in space and founder of the One Drop Organization. Enjoy!

Oh and one quick P.S…

If you would like to watch the entire Poetic Social Mission Broadcast, click the One Drop website here.

And Tampa, if you want to learn how you can do more to conserve clean water here in Florida, please visit this website for some excellent tips, water use calculators and even an option to request free water conservation materials for you home.

5 comments ↓

#1 ilinap on 10.14.09 at 2:05 pm

Your husband is so easy going. Mac Daddy would cringe and run if I brought out the video camera. Kudos to you and this great cause!

#2 Corina @ Down to Earth Mama on 10.16.09 at 5:51 pm

I am so proud of you for doing this (and so ashamed of myself that as something as cool and important as this I did not jump on earlier due to a freaking crazy few weeks).

I worked and taught at the U.S.’ oldest watershed organization for 4 years and I feel water is one of the most important issues of our time. There is nothing more important than clean water and water conservation. We are well beyond crisis. I will be joining this cause and will be an active voice. Personally, I don’t think any of us have a choice.

#3 Keith & Shelley on 10.26.09 at 6:48 am

Greetings from your U2 seatmates!! Was great to meet you two (U2, get it?). Thanks for our 15 minutes of fame (???). Enjoyed the video and love your blog. You’ve got it goin’ on! Happy Anniversary!

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