Rachel and I enjoyed our experience of seeing and hearing u2 perform live on the Late Show in early March. I have been saying for years that I really want to see U2 live in concert.
Tickets officially went on sale today for their show at the new Cowboy Stadium in Arlington. The show is set for October 12.
I don’t want to spend the money to go. I don’t know how much of this is that, having now seen them live (though only for one song), I am ok with having had the experience.
I think most of it is, honestly, I can spend the money in ways that U2 would prefer I spend the money. I’ve priced some tickets, and with the service charges and delivery fees, it would be a minimum of $150 for Rachel and me to go – that’s not including parking, meal, travel, etc.
I can’t justify paying that much money.
Don’t get me wrong, I can afford it. I’ve got the money right now. That would not be a problem.
But I’ve just finished The Divine Commodity, which tells the story of modernity turning experiences into the next great thing(s) manufacturers want to sell us. I don’t need to pay for this experience.
How about this: I will keep listening to U2’s music. I’ll read what they write and say. (Bono had a piece in the New York Times this past weekend) I appreciate the music they play, the lyrics they write, the movements they support.
In fact, I will gladly write a check to the cause of their choice in lieu of the price of tickets.