As you probably know, Greg and I are meeting Stephanie and Mike at the 1st Chicago concert, although we are sitting in completely different parts of the stadium, mostly because Stephanie was pretty sure Mike would have a fit from which he would not recover if she spent as much as I did on the tickets.
Just want to let you know that it is true that I didn’t really like U2 when your first song came out. Greg did — he was and is on the cutting edge of art, but it took me a couple of years to get with the program.
One thing I like is that you were born the same year as I was, so I like to think we have some things in common. Maybe I’m NOT actually Irish, nor am I a poupillionaire, but I have been married to my honey for many years, and I have kids with biblical names.
Oh yeah, also I am not known world-wide at this point, but I do own a copy of the War album (vinyl, yeaaaa), which I am sure you do as well.
So when the random drawing is held for two ticketholders to come backstage and meet you, if you could have ANY influence on the selection, I think you would probably be awfully glad to meet me and Greg. Larry and Edge would too, but I’m not too sure about Adam. He seems kind of aloof, but he is a way cool bass player.
This will be the first time we have spent the night away from our five kids. We had times away from one kid, two kids, three kids, and four kids, but our little guy has some special needs so it’s a little trickier to leave him with someone. However, it will work out just fine — of this I am sure.
So, just wanted to let you know that we’ll be off to your right, shaking our head in amazement that you guys have managed to stay together for all these years, and that you still make incredible music.
Looking forward to seeing you soon —