Croke Park

Someone we met from South Africa while in Dublin this past weekend said to my husband, "We have come here to see U2 and die." While our pilgrimage-intensity was not quite at that fever pitch, getting to go to a Dublin concert (the first one) was a thrill. The volume and enthusiasm of the audience singing was extraordinary; during the first chorus of "Beautiful Day" I actually became concerned about the structural soundness of the stadium, which (hyperbole-free statement here) was literally shaking. A side benefit of the trip was getting to meet Get Up Off Your Knees contributor Henry VanderSpek for coffee and have a nice conversation about his new work with World Vision, Make Poverty History, and some other things.

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