White Out Belfast
U2 fans are some really special people. Several times in the past, they have co-ordinated en masse and surprised the band by turning arenas and stadiums into the flags of Southern Ireland and Poland. Now, in the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris, there is a new fan movement to show their solidarity.
Several people have tweeted us to let us know about an event being planned for the next two concerts in Belfast, 18 and 19 November. The creator of the event, Connie Maria Westergaard, says on Facebook: "Belfast has its own history of terror and violence, so it seems like the right time and place to make a statement in the name of peace, love and music and pay our respect to the victims of terror and violence all around the world." If you are attending or planning to attend the concerts in Belfast and wish to participate, you are asked to do the following:
- Wear white clothing
- Wave something white, such as a napkin, piece of paper, cloth, etc. when the band enter the stage, and during performances of Sunday Bloody Sunday, Raised By Wolves, and One (if they play it). For something white to wave, Gina Cloe has created these signs that can be printed.
That's all you need to do. You can find out details on the event's Facebook page linked above. Even if you aren't attending, please share the event on social media with the hashtag #WhiteOutBelfast.
U2 fans are some very special people. We are One. White Out Belfast together; don't let the bastards grind you down.