A Tribute to U2 with L.A.vation at Pasadena Civic Plaza
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The last date listed for L.A.vation: The World's Greatest Tribute to U2 was Friday July 26, 2013 / 7:45pm (Doors at 7:00pm).
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Spend the day enjoying the luck of the Irish with traditional food, Guinness and other tasty brews, stages featuring Irish rock, traditional Celtic music and classic rock 'n' roll, and an arts and crafts section. Children can have a blast acting like knights in the medieval Kids' Castle, and the entire family can learn to dance the Irish Stew and speak a few Gaelic phrases. Fill up on a hot shepherd's pie and a cold glass of Dale Bros. Brewery's Shameless McDale -- and you might even take home a prize or two from one of the many contests. Learn More
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Nearly four years post Rose Bowl, the U2 vibe returns to Pasadena. These days the U2 tribute band L.A.vation looks and sounds better than ever. At dusk Friday, Jason Thiesen Bono Impersonator, Bart Davis, John Classick, and Jorgen Ingmar Alofs stopped the traffic. The show began with its usual 360 intro and the mixed crowd of uber fans and Pasadenians out for a night of summer music. The stage was set similar to a performance by U2 at the Lincoln Memorial, set high up the steps with excellent sound and scenery. The show began with some ambitious attention from the mixed audience , but then something magical always happens during “Elevation” doesn’t it? U2 fans know what I’m talking about. Maybe it was the united sounds of the “Wooooo-hoooo’s” belting out in unison, or the way the lights reflected the beautiful building that set the stage. Whatever it was, it touched the crowd, which was now full of life and spirit. It’s this type of song, similar to “Where the Streets Have No Name,” that deposits the sacred sensation that all U2 fans seek, and music lovers in general. Pasadena began to sparkle. The audience moving, jumping, and singing as one. For many, including me, “Beautiful Day” always is a brilliant piece of enlightenment, smiles all around. “With or Without You,” U2’s first #1 hit in America, sung as the masterpiece that it is and authentic as can be, adding the lyrics at the end… Yeah, we'll shine like stars in the summer night, We'll shine like stars in the winter night, One heart, One hope, One love." At the end of the night, singer Jason Thiesen saluted a number of fans in the crowd, including me. Thanks guys, once again, as you can certainly connect with so many people at once, its almost an art form. Like U2, you do this very well. You create big moments filled with meaning, with a sprinkling of hope. Thanks to you, we are still dreaming out loud.