Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I recently had an amazing experience. Not only did I get to see U2 in concert once again, this time from the front rows, but I was able to be on stage during the singing of the song 'Walk On' wearing the mask of Burmese political Aung San Suu Kyi. So I was one of maybe 70 or 80 people ringing the massive stage. It was nevertheless an amazing experience. One I got to share with my brother Joshua and my cousin Peter. A little later before the band played the song ONE. they played this clip on the big screen. I don't know how to embed video so I'll give you a link.


These are the words.

"the same people who marched for civil rights in the united states are
the same people who protested apartheid in south africa, who are the
same people who worked for peace in ireland , and are the same people
who fought against that slavery in the jubilee year 2000, who are the
same beautiful people that I see when I look around this place tonight
in 360 degrees. We are those people! We are the same person! Because
our voices were heard millions more of our brothers and sisters are
alive, thanks to the miracle of aids drugs and malaria drugs. Ahhhh.
They will be doctors, they will be nurses, they will be scientists who
will live to solve GREAT problems. Yes there are many obstacles, of
course there are always roadblocks in the way of justice. But god will
put a wind at our back and a rising road ahead if we work with each
other as ONE, One."

Desmond Tutu 'the Arch'