2011-12-27 11:12:26 (y1792673)
It has been official for a while, the United State of America is in deep recession, the future of the world is gloomy under the same clouds.
And Bono and his guys are smiling by holding the bright sign of "U2 WAY", it is happening in New York, with the mayor by their side. They were singing through 5 nights straight on Latterman late night show, promoting their new album, "No Line On The Horizon", huh, what a meaningful name, I bet those New Yorkers would not dislike it very much.
U2 Gets Its Way in Manhattan
The U2 has been singing, singing loud and singing their soul out... Finally, they have been rewarded A street with A name in New York city, where the financial crisis started not a long ago.
More than 20 years ago, in 1987, they had make chaos in LA with their "Where the Streets Have No Name?" video recording, the police had to shut down their on-roof concert thing to get the whole county in order.
U2, where The Street Has No Name
From the Beatles, Rolling Stones to U2, they are all British, and they all got their biggest crowds in the States. How does this sound to you? I do not know that if Bono's smily face made those Americans feel more depressed or not, as a fan of them just crazy for their music, thinking about that U2 Way is not far away from Peter Jennings' Way in the same city, it is very comforting...
Nevertheless, thank God, I am lucky to live through the years while U2 are still alive. I am not so keen about their new album, but it IS from U2. No matter what they do, even not something great, they are still the greatest. Okay, enough for the fooling-around stuff, let's put up some of the facts about U2, hope someone will find them convincing.
.170 millions albums sold worldwide
.12 stuido albums (Boy, October, War, The Unforgettable Fire, The Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum, Achtung Baby, Zooropa, Pop, All That You Can't Leave Behind, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, No Line on The Horizon)
.U2 has won 22 Grammy Awards
.Rolling Stone magazine listed U2 at #22 in its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time
.March 14, 2005: U2 is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
.Live 8, Bono from U2: "We are not looking for charity, we are looking for justice."
Many many more, if you may take time to google yourself.
And I phoned up on an old friend telling him that I bought a ticket for about 300 bucks in US fund, he said that he would like to buy a ticket to see U2 for 1000 bucks, of course, he will want to purchase it by those green bills with his presidents' faces featured on.