Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Twelve Minutes of Celebration on August 29

If Rockin' Ray Nagin's gonzo event planning could be derailed, consider a simple alternative that will put chills down your spine and could be a political, aritistic and moral statement easily understood on the world stage.

The night of August 29, we should project the 2002 Halftime show by U2 onto all sides of the Dome. The 12 minute set was Beautiful Day, MLK and Where the Streets Have No Name.

Some lyrics that now have additional meaning...

...After the flood, all the colors came out.

...
If the thunderclould passes rain, so let it rain, rain down on me. So let it be.

...I want to dance in the dirty rain, where the streets have no name... the City is a flood, and olive turns to rust. We're being beaten and blown by the wind, trampled to dust. ..



4 comments:

Mr. Clio said...

GREAT idea. And change the scroll of names to those who died in the storm surge and levee break of 2005.

Mr. Melpomene said...

I would leave the building as the mute icon of all that happened. It is no longer just a sports stadium, after all.

Maitri said...

That sounds incredibly appropriate and moving, Mr. M.

LatinTeacher said...

Something for Rising Tide, maybe?