Last night, like almost everyone in the world, I spent two hours watching U2 on youtube. If you missed out on this incredible night I am sorry. No matter if you like U2 a little or a whole lot, it was a moment to behold. Hundreds of thousands were in attendance and hundreds of millions watched online. It was truly something that has never been done, and I really don’t know if it can be topped.
What made this experience even better was being able to go to the concert with all of my friends. I wasn’t literally at the show, but I was able to experience it with several of my friends on twitter. This only enhanced the experience. I took several screen shots for your viewing pleasure and mine.
In sports there is a moment in the game that changes everything, it is usually called the game changer. It could be a player, it could be a play, but it is always there. Last night I believe we all witnessed a game changer for music and social media. Taking the best band in the world and broadcasting them into everyone home in HD for free was something that I thought would never happen. And yet last night everything went off without a hitch and U2 looked as good as every.
Usually it is hard to see the final outcome of a game changer, but it always leads to something changing. U2 changed the game last night and I cannot wait to see what is next. Here is a stat for you: Twitter stats from U2 on youtbue: 23,438 tweets, 10,691 contributors using hashtag #u2webcast
“Luckily we don’t believe in luck, grace abounds” -BONO