About five months and three weeks shy of St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish rock band U2 is set to perform two concerts at Giants Stadium, with a massive stage and blizzard of lights complementing a raw sound that borders on rock ‘n’ roll religion.
U2 is scheduled to perform at the home of the Giants and Jets football teams in northern New Jersey tonight and Thursday. And Hudson Valley fans of the Dublin-based band have plenty to say about this ensemble’s new album, legacy and live performances.
“What I love about U2, besides their incredible musical talent, is the fact that they are rock stars with soul. They’re all high school friends who came together through their love of music. They’re not manufactured by a big music producer, they didn’t answer an ad in the paper, they came together as friends who enjoyed playing music and remain friends to this day.That’s what it means to have soul. They’re family men who realize family (in whatever sense you believe that to be) is more important than money or any of the luxuries that come with it.
“If all the fame and fortune went away, they’d be just as happy - that’s soul.
“They understand their fans are the ones who have gotten them where they are today, not their music. They thank their fans for blessing them with the life they’ve gotten to live - that’s soul.
“They are the only ones who can sell out stadiums across the globe, and can unite thousands of people though music. They know, in those crowds, there are friends and foes. They know if enemies can share one commonality, they could become friends - that’s soul.
Need to Know:
Weather: Expected Rain tonight ( light )
Parking: No comments or issues on tailgating have been posted
Trains: All trains in and out are expected to be fully loaded
Tickets: Yes you can still get tickets on STUBHUB (We do not endorse)
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Camera/Videos: Remember the band has no offical comment. However you run the risk of some secuirty staffer trying to stop you. Remember if its small its good.
Twitter: We will along with about 20 other people twitter the show.
Photos/Videos: We have a video drop box.