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Amateur rooftop U2 concert (prank)

31 May 2005  |  Tags: , ,

For obvious reasons, this may be the coolest thing I’ve seen this week.

Back in January, U2 announced the dates of their “Vertigo” world tour. I contemplated trying to purchase tickets for the May 21 gig at Madison Square Garden. I was a big U2 fan growing up, and MSG is right across the street from my apartment. I ultimately decided it wasn’t worth the steep ticket price. The tickets to the event sold out literally in seconds. As I was thinking about the show, a few things occurred to me:

  • U2 is playing right across the street from where I live.
  • I have rooftop access at my four-story apartment building.
  • U2 is famous for playing on rooftops.

It seemed obvious that “U2” would have to play an unannounced gig on my rooftop an hour before the doors opened at the Garden.

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