I was at this show,my only Popmart show for this tour.On previous tours, I would see the band on numerous occasions.Traveling to see them and all.But Pop lost me as a diehard fan.The CD is weak,as was Zooropa.Zooropa wasnt even toured in the U.S.The PoP songs sound better live.Miami,MOFO,Please,and were great here.I didnt get,or like this whole silly extravaganza.I mean,a 40 foot LEMON?!?!.The most ridiculous part of the show was when the band actually emerged from that thing.Dressed like the Village People!?!?.Then played Discotheque.I cringe thinking about it.The whole idea was foolish.In 10 years my favorite band went from the top of the world,to a joke.Larry Mullen even said he would never do anything like that again.Amen
The audience was good.Unlike previous tours when the crowd would go crazy during songs.That was not the case here.I looked all around me and everyone was kinda like..huh?????I think we were all kinda in shock at the whole event.And yes,this was an EVENT,not a rock concert.
Its very,very good.Little bit of tin/trebble.This has to be a soundboard,not an audience.The sound of the music, is better than the music itself.
Well,as I said,I was down on the band at this point.Thank God they woke up and went back to basics for Elevation.They also went back into arena's for the Elevation AND Vertigo tours.The 360 tour reminds me a little bit of this Pop madness.Just a little.The stadium was NOT sold out,nor were the other 2 nights at Giants stadium.I didnt bother buying tix for the other 2 nights.Thats shocking for me,I saw the band 10 times on ZooTV,10 times on Joshua,and 4 times on UF tour.From 1993 -1998,this was the lowpoint of the bands career.IMO,Bono doesnt have to dress up like the Devil,or one of The Village People to sing a song.I know it was about poking fun, but it was an embarrassment to the band.
So first East Rutherford show. Wasn't too impressive, I was strongly expecting alot from this. 3.5 stars seems plenty. Mistakes came a several points. Please was quite a disaster. But otherwise, it was a good performance with mistakes and a bad performance. That sums it up really.
They were there about 75% of the time but those other times, it was like a lightbulb switched off.
There is NO WAY this is an audience. It's an IEM and it seems like Edge's. This was rewarded a 5-star, how!? 4 star seems realistic enough.
Good bootleg. Performance was good, audience were alright, sound was quite unrealistic though. Still listenable though.
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