We had the good fortune to see the U2 concert last week. As always, Bono and team entertained. Although I found myself wishing they would stop playing new songs and go back to their classics. As a fan, I would love a best hits tour. But for some reason, I don’t think that Bono believes that his best years are behind him quite yet.
Not their best concert (I enjoyed their previous tour better), but leave it up to Bono to educate. I did not realize the plight of Burma’s imprisoned leader Aung San Suu Kyi:
Aung San Suu Kyi AC (Burmese ; MLCTS=aung hcan: cu. krany; IPA: [àunsʰánsṵtʃì]), born 19 June 1945 in Rangoon, is an opposition politician and general secretary of the National League for Democracy in Burma (Myanmar). Aung San Suu Kyi was the third child in her family. Her name is derived from three relatives; "Aung San" from her father, "Kyi" from her mother and "Suu" from her grandmother. Suu Kyi won the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the Government of India. She is still under detention in Myanmar, and has been for almost 14 out of the past 20 years. In the 1990 general election, Suu Kyi was elected Prime Minister, as leader of the winning National League for Democracy party, which won 59% of the vote and 394 of 492 seats. Her subsequent detention by the military junta prevented her from assuming office.
Like him or not, it was a powerful message that he sent to 62,000 people.