Saturday, December 10, 2005
The venue we were at was really nice - a great layout. We got to set up on both sides of this big entrance. The GA line was below us – Alison had apparently arranged it so that the GA people wouldn’t have to stay out in the million degree below zero weather in Buffalo – and the regular entrance on the opposite side, so pretty much everyone that came in went by our booths.
Met a very interesting range of fans tonight – a lot of Canadians, a lot of people new to the campaign since not as much outreach has been done in the Buffalo area as other parts of the country, as well as a lot of people excited about taking ONE back to their own community.
John Lennon was featured prominently again this evening – U2 was in Buffalo 25 years ago when they found out Lennon had died, and like Hartford, Bono was pretty emotional when talking about it, but then launched into one of the most joyful versions of ‘Instant Karma’ they have done yet. I really love that part of the show – it seems to bring a whole new life to Lennon’s lyrics, and makes you appreciate them that much more.
We drove back to our hotel out by the airport post show, and topped off the night with a quick trip to Denny’s and what might have been the first official tour snowball fight as of yet. Only we didn’t have gloves on, so it didn’t last very long. We did win a Christmas reindeer from the arcade game thing for our growing stuffed animal collection we keep in our truck. You have to amuse yourself somehow at 2am at the Denny’s by the Buffalo airport, even if it means playing the game where you try to claw a cheesy stuffed animal…