Follow along as Billy — our UK Campaigns Manager — blogs about his experiences touring with U2 and bringing the fight against extreme poverty across Europe!
Last week, I sat down to write this post from the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam after an incredible first night in the Netherlands. Our fantastic volunteers persuaded over 1,000 U2 fans to join our Poverty is Sexist campaign – their energy is infectious!
I’m just over halfway through the U2 eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE tour with ONE and I wanted to share (in numbers!) what we’ve been up to and what this surreal journey has been like!
17 — Number of shows U2 have played in Europe
6 — Number of Pastel de Belém or Nata (Portugese tarts) I devoured in Lisbon
Muito obrigada Lisboa 🇵🇹!
Drumroll please… we broke the record for number of sign-ups on the tour! Incredible!
— Billy Hill (@campaignbill) September 18, 2018
425 — Number of passionate ONE volunteers who have joined us on the road
5 — Number of times I’ve slept through the night on the tour bus
— Billy Hill (@campaignbill) September 21, 2018
6 — Number of essential phrases I’ve learnt in German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, and Dutch (such as, hello, do you speak English please? I’m lost.)
14,465 — Number of amazing fans who have signed our Poverty is Sexist petition