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June 22, 2011

No umbrellas or 'signs on sticks' at U2 show, M&T Bank Stadium says

IMG00172-20110622-1252.jpgForecasters are predicting a 60 percent chance of rain tonight after 4 p.m., but M&T Bank Stadium says U2 fans are not allowed to bring umbrellas with them to the band's concert.

Fans are also not allowed to bring "signs on sticks," wrote M&T Stadium spokeswoman Megan Collins.

The show will not be exempt from the stadium's usual rules, which also bans "fireworks, laser pointers, banners, flashlights, glow sticks, inflatable balloons, beach balls, etc."

Also prohibited: cameras with anything larger than a 3-inch lens; video cameras and audio recording equipment.

Not that you'd want to have any of that with all the lightning that's expected.  

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Posted by Erik Maza at 1:07 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Music News


C'mon. Its a concert. The coverage this show is getting in the local news outlets makes Baltimore look insanely second-rate. Concerts come to cities. If Baltimore doesn't want the stigma of being "little brother" to DC, Philly, NYC, then maybe we shouldn't act like this is the biggest thing in the history of M&T.

What are they going to do with the tens of thousands of umbrellas they confiscate?

When did Dan Snyder buy M&T Bank Stadium?

I wrote all kinds of clever stuff on the top of my umbrella, which I then attached to a stick...

Goddam liberals.

And until the Ravens can manage to host an AFC Championship game, it IS the biggest thing in the history of M&T. Even then, U2 would probably edge it out.

lightning, not lightening (I know, I should "lighten" up).

Let's hope for a safe concert.

I got sick of hearing about it. I am glad it is over. Still, it is nice to see the stadium used for something since the likelihood of us having a football season is nil. I wish they would bring more concerts here.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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