Wednesday, March 11, 2009

U2 Somerville Concert Updates on Twitter



Last week I wrote about the rumor that U2 was playing a secret concert in Somerville. That posting was one of the top search results on google for "U2 concert in Somerville" and I got a bunch of traffic from it. Pretty cool for just linking to someone else's news story.

Well the rumor is legit. I had an eye appointment near there today and passed through Davis Sq. Lots of activity going on and had a few minutes so I stopped to take some pictures. Check out twitter / twitpic if you are interested. The best one yet came after I finally found Waldo. Apparently he is a U2 groupie and was taking pictures "for charity".

UPDATE:

I walked down there tonight to check out the scene. Lots of people hanging out in the square walking around and eating ice cream. Everyone was really excited and trading theories about where the band was and where they might be going after the show. One guy claimed that they would surely be going to The Burren because he's "pretty sure" they know the owner.

Even though I'm not a U2 fan I think it is really cool for our town.

Bono in Davis caught on tape by wicked local somerville

4 comments:

pauldoc said...

Ha I thought that was Hallman!

Randy said...

It seems that one U 2 fan got a little overwhelmed and carried away with U 2 being in town! Apparently a Sovereign Bank officer from a Somerville branch began stocking Billy Tauro one of the Somerville New's Publishers at his home and started making death threats to him after he went through Tauro's personal banking information from his bank accounts files because he wouldn't give him U 2 tickets for him and his wife! I heard that he even threatend put some of Tauro's personal information (personal info addresses and phone numbers) online to intimidate him a bit further as well! A police report was filed and bodyguards were called in! Isn't that illegal to use a customer's personal banking information causing a breech of security for this bank official's person gain! I guess the rumors true that Sovereign Bank is folding and that they must be desperate and are going down the tubes to hire a people like that to run a bank! I hope Tauro rips them a new arshole like he did when he exposed Barrack Obama with tickets and fines that he owed in Somerville and Cambridge when he was a law student in the 70's! And also the same way he went after heavy weight champion of the world Johnny Ruiz's manager Norman Stone in public! Just what we need more corruption and a banking terrorist exposing customer's personal info in our banks! Boy did this clown set pray on the wrong guy! Go get um Tauro

Anonymous said...

A criminal complaint has been issued against an over excited U2 fan today by a Somerville Court clerk! Joseph A Carreiro, a financial relationship specialist that works out of the Sovereign Bank in Davis Square Somerville Massachusetts branch got a little over personal with one of the bank's customers who just happened to be Billy Tauro one of the publishers of The Somerville News. According to sources, Mr. Carreiro began repeatedly placing phone calls to Tauro over a dozen times, stocking Tauro at his place of business and even impersonated himself three different times as a detective to intimidate the publisher to get him and his wife tickets to the U2 concert that took place at the Somerville theater last month. Carreiro allegedly even threatened the newspaper publisher with bodily harm as well as released private personal banking information to others. One of Carreiro's superiors who is also a Sovereign Bank Security director as well as a retired former FBI director is also allegedly being accused of obstruction of justice by interfering and holding up a police report to squash the matter. A trial date is scheduled for next month.

Randy said...

A criminal complaint has been issued against an over excited U2 fan today by a Somerville Court clerk! Joseph A Carreiro, a financial relationship specialist that works out of the Sovereign Bank in Davis Square Somerville Massachusetts branch got a little over personal with one of the bank's customers who just happened to be Billy Tauro one of the publishers of The Somerville News. According to sources, Mr. Carreiro began repeatedly placing phone calls to Tauro over a dozen times, stocking Tauro at his place of business and even impersonated himself three different times as a detective to intimidate the publisher to get him and his wife tickets to the U2 concert that took place at the Somerville theater last month. Carreiro allegedly even threatened the newspaper publisher with bodily harm as well as released private personal banking information to others. One of Carreiro's superiors who is also a Sovereign Bank Security director as well as a retired former FBI director is also allegedly being accused of obstruction of justice by interfering and holding up a police report to squash the matter. A trial date is scheduled for next month.