U2 has announced that Sunday night’s concert at the Rose Bowl is being filmed for a future DVD release … and that it will be streamed live online, too. According to an email being sent to U2.com subscribers, the webcast will begin at 8:30 pm PT.
I don’t even care that 8:30 pm PT is 11:30 pm over here on the east coast, nor does it make a lick of difference to me that the L.A. Times reports that the concert will remain archived on YouTube after its live premiere, thereby making it possible for me to watch at my convenience. I’m watching the stream live. Every last minute of it.
Yes, there are downsides to staying up ’til 2 am on account of your inability to exhibit an ounce of self-control when U2 is involved. You may be really tired at work the next day for example. Or perhaps you find yourself having to hide that shiner your roommate gave you because you couldn’t stop shrieking at your computer. Worthy sacrifices, I’d say.
Seriously, check out this trailer and tell me it won’t be worth a punch to the face:
Having seen theU2 360° tour live, I can attest that I would take a pair of punches to the face for this mind-melting awesomeness. Yes, the U2 360° Live Concert Stream is worth the risk of raccoon face. That’s either a testament to U2′s greatness or my ridiculousness. I’ll let you decide.