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Music & Film Wed Feb 06 2008

Want 2 C U2-3D?

While we're still months away from the official start of Chicago's outdoor music season, you can still have some fun (in kooky, oversized glasses, no less) sans grass stains and mystery bruises that inevitably follow a general admission arena show. Just sit back and enjoy as U2 performs in 3D at your neighborhood IMAX theater. Lucky as we are, in Chicago, to have several IMAX theaters to choose from (those showing the U2-3D film include the Navy Pier, Woodridge and Lincolnshire locations), it's really a swell winter treat to get to bask in the glow of Bono and the boys sweating thru a 90-minute set recorded across seven shows on their "Vertigo" tour. The production is actually quite entertaining (and avoids stupid 3D tricks like tossing things towards the audience) and there are only a few moments where I felt that Bono was invading my personal space just a bit too much (Aah! Bono!). You can buy your tickets ahead of time, and even pick out that perfect seat in the middle, about three-quarters of the way up the stadium seats (a luxury that wasn't afforded to the concert-goers who enjoyed the same view you'll get from this movie). Perks include getting to watch some serious South American U2 Superfans get really in to singing along to "One" as well as the dozens of white tanktop-clad girls (was there a dresscode mandate I was unaware of?) perched atop their boyfriend's shoulders throughout the show. For once, you're close enough to Bono to really see the detail of his many blazers, hear the music without wandering around to get clear of the subwoofer, and enjoy a show without some sweaty dude harshing your afternoon (unless, you happen to bring that guy to theater, and really, that's your own problem). Check out the trailer and find a theater nearby online.

 
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