US Festival performance, high quality vid

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US Festival performance, high quality vid
« on: May 30, 2020, 05:06:52 PM »
Let’s go back in time, shall we?

(don’t remember seeing posted here)

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Re: US Festival performance, high quality vid
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 06:26:57 PM »
I've seen this...my first thought was...oh, Edge should wear a hat!

Thanks for posting...this is a great show
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Re: US Festival performance, high quality vid
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 12:21:25 AM »
Great find. That was a great show. Bono could have plunged to his death during that stunt.....


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Re: US Festival performance, high quality vid
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 03:56:39 AM »
I’ve never seen this. Thank you!!
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: US Festival performance, high quality vid
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 07:46:01 AM »
I’ve never seen this. Thank you!!

A memorable week for the lads. A few days later, they would perform at Red Rocks. And we know how that turned out.  :)
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Re: US Festival performance, high quality vid
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2020, 07:48:49 AM »
Yeah it pissed down rain and half the tracks on the album were from a German gig  ;D
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: US Festival performance, high quality vid
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2020, 08:02:10 AM »
Yeah it pissed down rain and half the tracks on the album were from a German gig  ;D

I meant the video
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Re: US Festival performance, high quality vid
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2020, 10:24:08 AM »
What a legendary tour / performance. The War tour is criminally underestimated, compared to the later, tech friendly shows.

I'm not following concerts and festivals so much these days. Do artists still engage in those kinds of stunts ? Or have insurance companies taken over ?
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: US Festival performance, high quality vid
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2020, 07:29:11 PM »
Story is that Bono was reprimanded severely by the band and McGuiness after this one. It was one thing if he wanted to put himself at risk, but something completely different putting the audience at risk. There were concerns that structures could be compromised and possibly fall on people if he continued with those types of stunts. Also, throwing the flagpole into the audience the way he did could've really hurt someone.

Amazing energy, though. His performance style on that tour was so athletically driven, fearless and open hearted. That killer combination of factors is why I became a fan. My dad used to play the Red Rocks video when I was a little kid for weird reasons (Christianity stuff, don't ask  :) ), but I was just blown away by the other stuff. I'd still rank them as the best high intensity band ever.


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Re: US Festival performance, high quality vid
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2020, 08:31:43 AM »
I love this vid. One thing I really like...there are several parts where all four men are singing.
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Re: US Festival performance, high quality vid
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2020, 07:11:22 PM »
I can't stand Bono's screaming this gig! Some moments he's just screeching. Not his best performance! He gets better, but geez, Gloria... my ears!

And is this the only time we have seen any of the band members in shorts?!

This is also the moment Bono stole a guy's hat and when Edge started wearing one.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 07:28:42 PM by The Edges Cat »
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2020, 07:37:10 PM »
"There's a lot of real rubbish going on about new music and old music. Can I just say we play U2 music!"

God I miss that band!
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: US Festival performance, high quality vid
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2020, 07:57:18 PM »
Cat, I agree that Bono did a bit of yelling during this show, but it's still a great show. He was obviously pretty intent on pleasing the crowd (and himself, haha)
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2020, 08:14:53 PM »
He steadies his voice a few songs in and gets better. The opening Gloria though...
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

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Re: US Festival performance, high quality vid
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2020, 08:31:54 PM »
How 'well' a singer sings in live performances is in my view overrated.

I'd take genuine emotion/passion and feel over technical brilliance everyday of the week.