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Get Your Boots On

Depending on the weather and my energy level, I either ride my bike to work (see Biking to Work) or take the train. If the latter, I ride MetroNorth to Fordham Station and then walk the six blocks up Webster Avenue to the Botanical Garden. This route takes me along the northwest boundary of the Fordham University campus. On the morning of March 6, 2009, I heard a lot of screaming and ruckus as I walked by Fordham, and then LOUD guitar chords, and then, unmistakably, Bono's voice:

Free me from the dark dream
Candy bars, ice cream,
All the kids are screaming but the ghosts aren't real.
Here's what you gotta be
Love and community
Laughter is eternity if the joy is real... 

I stopped, put down my bag, and listened with a rapt smile until the song was over. One of my more memorable walks to work.

Get your boots on.

[NOTE: U2 was playing at Fordham as part of the Good Morning, America television show.  They have a very slick video of the entire U2 concert, but I much prefer this low resolution, somewhat shaky, clip filmed by one of the students in the audience]. 

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