Episode #13 - An industry update and U2 anecdotes from Jake Berry
Jake Berry has been working with U2 as the production director since the Elevation tour and we got the opportunity to talk with him. Times are tough for the concert industry and Jake tells us what's happening and what the future might look like (spoiler: hopeful). Working with U2 for so long means many great memories and stories and Jake shares some of those with us for this special podcast episode.
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"I was genuinely honoured. So honoured, I completely messed up my speech. I wanted to say something like 'Dublin has done more for U2 than we have ever done for Dublin' but said the opposite. I am not the world's greatest public speaker."
- Larry on been giving the Freedom of Dublin City award
did you know
Part of the inspiration for the lyrics of One reportedly grew out of a note Bono had sent to the Dalai Lama declining an invitation to a festival called Oneness. The note included, in part, the line, “one – but not the same,” a line which would later appear in the song’s lyrics. That idea of “oneness,” Bono would later say, was a key concept for the song.