The U2 360° Tour made a stop in Montreal last week for two fantastic shows and ONE volunteers were able to sign up just shy of 6500 new ONE members!
ONE volunteer Chris Serratore came out for both shows and signed up over 300 new members over the two days. Here are a few words from Chris about the experience….
Well it was reminiscent of the movie field of dreams, “if you build it he will come”. In this case it was not a corn field, but a defunct Hippodrome site, and Bono played the role of Shoeless Joe. The U2 360° Tour took over the old Hippodrome site in Montreal – brought in the Claw – and created their own playing field, attracting over 80,000 fans each night.
Our enthusiastic team of ONE volunteers assembled just as the sound check was underway. Everyone listened intently as Maura Daley turned up the volume and instructed us in the school of ONE 101. The goal, get out there into the crowds, and encourage as many people as possible to become members of ONE. With Ipads in hand, the teams of ONE volunteers headed out and signed up more than 6000 members at the Montreal shows.
Thanks to all those in the crowd that were willing to listen us, thanks to Maura for her leadership and thanks to Shoeless Joe and the U2 team for allowing us to come out and play in their field on 2 Beautiful Days.
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