Traveling heavy with U2

Travel blog writer Jackie Smith often tells me that she travels light, only taking with her what fits into just one suitcase. Perhaps she could be an inspiration to Bono and U2, who are performing tonight in Seattle and bringing with them ‘The Claw,’ “a 164-foot-high steel support rig,” according to an article by Charles R. Cross in the Seattle Times. The Claw fits into just 120 trucks including these in the photo.  But what about the guitars, amplifiers, microphones, lighting and roadies?  I wonder how many suitcases they fit in?  Another traveling entertainment, the Barnum and Bailey Circus, requires 60 train cars to get from city to city, but it can be excused; it has some very large performers.

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I retired June 30, 2010 after working for 40 years in the field of education and most recently doing school public relations/community outreach in a mid-size urban school district. I wrote for superintendents and school board members. Now I'm writing for me and I hope for you. In this blog, I offer my own views coupled with the latest research on how to preserve our physical and mental health as we age, delve into issues most of us over 50 can relate to like noticing wrinkles and forgetting where we left our keys, discuss the pros and cons of different ways to engage our minds and bodies after we leave the workplace, and throw in an occasional book review, all peppered with a touch of humor, irony, and just plain silliness. Also, I'm on the third draft of my second novel since retirement.
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3 Responses to Traveling heavy with U2

  1. Jackie Smith says:

    And I thought the Obamas were traveling a bit heavy when the British papers reported they had brought 35 vehicles with them as well as the Air Force One helicopter on their recent trip to London. I am beginning to think its time I offer myself as a packing consultant to the rich and famous. . .maybe. . .

  2. Marc Brenman says:

    Isn’t Bono out there advocating for the environment? And yet his act produces tons of greenhouse gases and leaves a huge carbon footprint…

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