If U2 came to Emory ...
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
So it's U2Tuesday (I think that's how that marketing gimmick is spelled) in Atlanta. In just a few hours, the band will be taking the stage at the Georgia Dome as its 360° Tour rolls into our fair city.
The concert is pretty big news among my friends (as well as a lot of Emory staff members and students). Many of them are going to the show, at least if their braggy Facebook status updates are to be believed. (Full disclosure, I'm going, too, and I made sure all my Facebook friends know it ... I claim no moral high ground).
Anyway, it got me thinking. Is there a way to tell Emory's story using only U2 song titles?
Of course there is. Take a look at our collection below. Feel free to add any new ones.
-- Eric Rangus, director of communications, EAA
A Sort of Homecoming = I love a parade
Acrobat = Enquérir
Bad = These guys. And not in a good way
Beautiful Day = Commencement
City of Blinding Lights = Emory's hometown
Discotheque = This great program
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For = Parking on campus
I Will Follow = Dooley's Entourage
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight = Dooley's Ball
In God's Country = Cannon Chapel
Magnificent = What do you think?
New Year's Day = Freshman move-in
Numb = Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine
October = The Quadrangle
One = Emory volleyball
Pride (In The Name Of Love) = King Week
Staring At The Sun = Emory planetarium
Stay (Faraway, So Close) = The dearly departed Turman Residential Center
Ultra Violet (Light My Way) = Emory lantern
Two Hearts Beat As One = This story
Vertigo = Jones Room, Woodruff Library
Walk On = This tour
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses? = Emory Equestrian