No longer able to resist, on the spur of the moment, Rick & I rushed down to Heinz Field to see if we could still get in to see U2 in concert.
The 'Claw' was easily spotted on the field; you could see it even just driving by Heinz Field. The local news and radio stations were full of facts about the Claw in the days leading up to the concert. It took four days to put up, it weighs x amount, it takes 120 trucks to move it, etc, etc.
We got in! The concert didn't sell out but I think if it hadn't been for the standing 'seats' on the field it would have been.
Our seats were higher up in the stands then our season tickets for Steelers games but it didn't matter much because we had a perfect view.
Once the concert began, the Claw lit up in all sorts of interesting ways and occasionally put out waves of smoke. Or would that be considered fog? Hmmm.
U2 played for nearly three hours which was a real treat. They played some songs off of their most recent album but they also played many of everyone's older favorites.
Break down of the Claw takes about 5 hours and I can see why: The stage crew began their task before the stadium was even half empty! Rick and I wanted to stay and watch the disassembly for a little while but we were gently shooed out.
It was a fantastic concert and I'm sure glad we went to see them!