Eugene Cho

black eyed peas opens for u2

As most of you know, Minhee and I had the joy and gift of soaking in the U2 concert this past week.

After hearing all the hype and elevation of U2 and blah blah blah, I became a believer this past week. I’ve always enjoyed their music but I became a fan this week – even despite Bono blowing kisses at my wife. Jerk.

Anyways, the venue wasn’t as packed when the Black Eyed Peas opened for U2. It’s not fair to compare these two but the BEP just seemed off or that I’m not familiar with their music. In fact, I’ve only heard one of their songs prior to the show.  But then again, maybe it’s because they weren’t playing “their” show to their primary audience. What was fascinating was to be so close to stage and to able to see the precision of everything they were doing – or at least attempting to do.

Any Black Eyed Peas fans amongst my readers?

Here’s one of the videos I captured:

And while I was at it, I took what I think is a pretty kick arse photo of Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas. If she donates her one day’s wages, I’m willing to let her use it for her next album. Click on the image to see the high resolution picture.

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And in case you missed it the first time, here’s the best photo I took from the U2 show: Edge in action. Click on the image to see the high res:

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4 Responses

  1. Jay Sellers says:

    Been a U2 fan for years myself. You got some crazy good seats.

    I would have taken a nap or read a book during the BEP songs.

  2. […] black eyed peas opens for u2 « eugene cho eugenecho.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/black-eyed-peas-opens-for-u2 – view page – cached As most of you know, Minhee and I had the joy and gift of soaking in the U2 concert this past week. — From the page […]

  3. Mike says:

    Hey Eugene – U2 was great, of course, but I was surprised by the Peas. My own thoughts are here if you’re interested.

    http://bit.ly/28iVZd

  4. josephcastillo says:

    Nice! Just got tickets for June 18 here in the Bay. Great shot of my Guitar Hero, the Edge. I wanna see how big of a lens I can bring into the stadium.

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