YouTube and U2 Make History

Sunday night I stayed up late (with my wife) to see U2 again – this time live via the web. YouTube made history when it broadcast U2’s Rose Bowl concert live over the internet to the entire world. Millions watched and if you missed it, you can watch it HERE.

By the way, I think U2 is genius for giving the world what they want: a free live concert. This was a smart and strategic move and should be applauded by all for those that made it happen. It will be interesting to see what YouTube continues to do in the realm of live streaming.

Below are some screenshots I captured while it was happening live…

1. This is the band hanging out backstage before they went out. Note the links to buy their album, join their newsletter, visit their website and donate to RED – a passion of Bono’s:


2. This is how close the cameras got:


3. Of course the event incorporated live Twitter feeds – which was very cool:


4. This is a view of their sweet stage and set from a distance:


5. Actually, this is how close the camera got:


Pictures From the U2 Concert at Cowboys Stadium

U2 (7) Last week I took my wife on a date to see U2 at the new Cowboys Stadium. Here are some pictures from that show.

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The following was a cool spotlight rig that held 3 people up in the air. There were 4 of these.

U2 lights

The following is a look at their speaker arrays. The sound was good where we were on the floor, but I heard it was bad up in the upper decks of Cowboys Stadium.

U2 sound