PopMart at 20

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PopMart at 20
« on: December 07, 2017, 06:02:24 PM »
Finally sitting down to watch PopMart Live in Mexico City again for the first time in ages.

Stunning. Amazed at how much ass LNOE kicks in retrospect. Makes me wonder what musical path the band would've taken if the US had actually "got it."

It would been amazing if the band had built up a 30th Anniversary Joshua Tree tour this year and then swerved everybody with a 20th Anniversary PopMart tour. I don't think anybody would've seen that coming at all.

I saw Gloria live. Even if I never see the band live again, at least I saw Gloria live. :)

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Re: PopMart at 20
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 06:08:35 PM »
Larry wouldn't have seen it, too ;).

I really hope they'll give some songs a place in their show. Some songs are still 'relevant'. But I've said that many times.
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Re: PopMart at 20
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 06:13:49 PM »
What did i not 'get'? ;D
Pop Mart was the first u2 tour i saw.  Maybe i didn't get the joke- or was it a joke, with the band announcing hte tour in a K-Mart.  Was PM a continuation of Zoo TV, commenting on consumerism in general?

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Re: PopMart at 20
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 06:26:05 PM »
The Joshua Tree Tour was actually also a celebration of 20 years of Popmart.  Their screens had roughly the same size (as per Willie Williams), but a gazillion times more resolution.

The Joshua Tree Tour also played Pride (In The Name Of Love) and One in every show, something that also happened in the Popmart Tour.

So U2, in their own quiet little way did manage to pay homage to that tour.

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Re: PopMart at 20
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 06:27:36 PM »
PopMart Live in Mexico - my second most watched U2 DVD after ZooTV Live In Sydney. Such amazing shows, both of them, with U2 at their most exciting, creative and adventurous heights!

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Re: PopMart at 20
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 07:00:02 PM »
What did i not 'get'? ;D
Pop Mart was the first u2 tour i saw.  Maybe i didn't get the joke- or was it a joke, with the band announcing hte tour in a K-Mart.  Was PM a continuation of Zoo TV, commenting on consumerism in general?

Pittsburgh was my first U2 show. Only half the stadium was full. That was a shame.
I saw Gloria live. Even if I never see the band live again, at least I saw Gloria live. :)

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Re: PopMart at 20
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 07:02:09 PM »
PopMart Live in Mexico - my second most watched U2 DVD after ZooTV Live In Sydney. Such amazing shows, both of them, with U2 at their most exciting, creative and adventurous heights!
The first 4 songs on PopMart Live are incredible!

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Re: PopMart at 20
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 07:45:48 PM »
I was pregnant with my daughter when they came to Vancouver on December 9, 97 so I didn't get to go.  I ended up in the hospital on the 15th and she was born on the 24th.  Wow 20 years ago!
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Re: PopMart at 20
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 07:54:33 PM »
If PopMart is 20, how old does that make us?  :o
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.’”

We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: PopMart at 20
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 08:54:01 PM »
If PopMart is 20, how old does that make us?  :o

Soon to be 41 here :(
I saw Gloria live. Even if I never see the band live again, at least I saw Gloria live. :)

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Re: PopMart at 20
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 10:50:58 PM »
Soon to be 50!
Hey, hey, sha la la

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Re: PopMart at 20
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2017, 02:23:19 AM »
Ehm, 20

I'm member of the Popmart-generation ;)
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Re: PopMart at 20
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2017, 06:39:52 AM »
don't like this conversation much... :-\

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Re: PopMart at 20
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2017, 10:14:25 AM »
My first U2 show was Popmart in Dallas, Tx at the Cotton Bowl (to my eternal regret I narrowly missed getting to see Zoo TV at Reunion Arena in 1992 due to being unable to convince my mom that her precious little 14 year old would be fine traveling out of state with a couple of 16 year olds she barely knew... Damn it).

It was only the sixth or seventh show on the opening leg.  Rage Against the Machine opened for them.  It was a really incredible experience.

I remember seeing the olive on the toothpick from outside the stadium and getting crazy excited!

The show was rough... nothing like the Popmart Mexico recorded toward the end of the tour.

(They were still trying to play a full band version of Staring at the Sun and were still hoping to figure out Miami... with lots of starts and stops and Bono visibly getting angry yet playing to the crowd the whole time.)

I loved it!   Looking back it was cool to see U2 wrestle with big songs and big ideas and at times fail and then pick up the pieces and keep going.

Some of my best memories!

To bring it full circle I got to see them again at the Alamodome in San Antonio just two shows before the Mexico City tapings.  U2 were hitting on all cylinders.  Michael Hutchins had been lost just the night before and Bono injected snippets of the INXS songs for the first time and became quite emotional.  All of it was equally powerful and beautiful to that first show just in different ways.

All that being said... Can NOT believe that 20 years have flown by!


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Re: PopMart at 20
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2017, 03:08:04 PM »
What did i not 'get'? ;D
Pop Mart was the first u2 tour i saw.  Maybe i didn't get the joke- or was it a joke, with the band announcing hte tour in a K-Mart.  Was PM a continuation of Zoo TV, commenting on consumerism in general?

Pittsburgh was my first U2 show. Only half the stadium was full. That was a shame.
Does it seem like they’re not selling like they were even five years ago?


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