We know it’s been widely reported elsewhere, but we at would like to register our sadness that U2 light/video/tech-man extraordinaire Willie Williams has departed from the Elevation Tour to work on other projects in the UK. Williams left “very amicably” (in his own words) and expressed his willingness and intent to work with U2 again in the future, but right now is pursuing other work. It’s been well-documented that Willie’s Diary was our favorite portion of His wit and insight will be missed. (Jeez, we’re acting like he’s dead or something… no more maudlin sentiment!)