Seats: General Admission - Front Row Centre
Moncton, New Brunswick. Originally, Minneapolis was supposed to be the tour closer. Then Pittsburgh was added on as the last date. My friend Chris and I had GA tickets for both cities, but when Moncton was rumoured to be the last stop at the end of January 2011 and then when tickets went for sale on February 8, we committed on going. We were at the closer of the 2006 Vertigo Tour in Honolulu and were intent on seeing the last show of 360°. Our Moncton caravan slowly grew. My sister Brenda was adamant on going and I convinced my friend Patrick to attend as well. We bought 4 GA tickets and were set to go. As the last two legs of the tour progressed in South and North America, we kept encouraging more of our friends to go to the Moncton gig despite its remoteness. In all, our caravan of traveling U2 friends came together for one last hurrah - Brad B., Colleen, Amp, Drew, Patrick, Vik, Chris, Noah, and Julie. Collectively, we must have seen easily over 300 shows between us on this tour, and on average attended 20-30 shows each. We certainly don't think we're more devoted than other U2 fans, because there are different ways to express ourselves as fans. Some collect all the CDs, others study the lyrics closely, and for us - we travel to different shows (which was certainly a privilege). We had some amazing adventures on the 360° Tour, and I felt lucky to be with this group of GA gypsies. A few of our other traveling buddies - (Tickle Me) Jorge, (U2Brother) Mark, (Fer) Fernando, (San Fran) Nick, (Argentina) Flavia, (São Paulo) Jana, and (Toronto) Anu were unable to go to the show but they were with us in spirit. Others had joined in on our camp for the ride - my sister Bren, Sandra, Colleen's mother, and Anna from Edmonton. There were other U2 friends that made it to Moncton - Martijn, Tony, Babette, Kheilia, Naomi, Rob, Carolyn, Emily, the Boston pack, and the U2Valencia crew. Vik was the last to commit in coming to Moncton because of work obligations, but ironically was the first to get there and inevitably start the queue. He told us he had to get to Moncton six days ahead because flights from London, UK on that Sunday was the only one that didn't cost a mortgage. Fair enough.