Stuck in a Moment

By Timothy Jacob

Well before Bono and company took the Joyce Center stage on October 10, 2001, the arena was trembling with energy. The crowd on the floor had long since set up camp along both sides of the heart-shaped runways that broke away from the ends of the main stage and rejoined deep within their midst, and as the band struck the opening notes of their upbeat radio anthem “Beautiful Day” from off stage, a sea of indistinguishable murmurs exploded into a wave of screams, whistles and shouts. The capacity crowd, some 12,000 strong, had been awakened, and I couldn’t help but wonder if the Heisman trophies in the upstairs lobby were wiggling their way toward extra yards as the building vibrated with satisfaction.…

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