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A dozen images from night one of the tour. More on www.u2photos.com
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A few quick shots from Friday's U2 show in Vancouver - night two of the #U2ieTour. Work took 11 hours today so the full set will be along ... another day. :)
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U2 / Innocence + Experience Tour / Vancouver / 14 May 2015

At last, we have arrived! 

This photo also meets my staging / full band criteria for this week, but again, Larry's got something half in front of his face. Sorry, Larry. 

Last night was so visually impressive - not like anything I've seen in an arena show before - that there were plenty of images I could imagine but not quite get. Maybe tonight. (And full sets, for those who care, Sunday night or Monday. It's a long drive back to Idaho!)

I saw an interview long ago where Bono talked about the band's thought process on big scale shows - if we're going to be playing arenas or stadiums instead of clubs, what can we do to fill this space? How can we USE this space? And all these years later, I love that they're clearly still asking these questions of themselves and their work. Not everything always works, and certainly not everything always works for me, but at the very least, I'm going to try keep asking questions too.
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A dozen images from the second night of the tour. 33 total on www.u2photos.com
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A few quick frames from last Thursday's first night of the U2 Innocence and Experience tour in Vancouver. #U2ieTour
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U2 / Innocence + Experience Tour / Vancouver / 15 May 2015

Had to drive back to the US right after the show, and then had trouble finding a motel due to a large regional bowling tournament. I was at this great show - two great shows - in another country, with people I've known for years and years and people I'd just met on the spot, from all over the world, and then there was some poutine, and then I was in the United States running into the reality of the travel of others. So I guess, then, that even though it all felt pretty surreal, my travel must have been a reality too.

Real and surreal at the same time?  Kinda cool.

In a rap/rant added to Bullet the Blue Sky, Bono said they he tried to tell a younger version of himself "that dreams deserve a plan."  I wonder if he meant making hotel reservations in advance.

More pictures after another eight or nine hours of driving...
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Goodbye and thank you, B.B. King. 

I took this 17 years ago at the Taste of Orange County food festival, where B.B. King was the headliner. I thought he'd play a short set, since it was "just" a food fest, but he treated it like a "real" show, his show, and played forever.  But since it wasn't a "real" show, I was just a few feet from him, with a telephoto lens and a couple of rolls of film.  This is the oldest music photo in my portfolio; I wasn't even close to being a pro at this point.  I'm not sure if this was the moment I decided to be a photographer ... but I'm sure it didn't hurt.
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Hi.  I make and take pictures, often of musicians and athletes at work.