I never ever thought “fan girl” would be a term I would use to describe myself, but this all changed on 8 November 2019.
It was an incredibly warm spring evening at Mount Smart Stadium, as my sister and I stood nestled among some 20,000 other concert goers. The air was fizzing with anticipation as we waited and I was beginning to feel nervously excited.
All of a sudden, as the sun was setting, the lights on the stage went down. We could hear singing, music, and the audience began to cheer, their heads snapping from one side to the other like they were watching a tennis match, searching for the source of the noise.
From a staircase that goes below the stage, emerged Larry Mullen Jr and, as he walked down to his drum kit, he waved to the crowd.