"Discothèque was supposed to be what Sledgehammer was for Peter Gabriel; i.e. earnest band with political overtones kicks off their boots for dancing shoes." - Bono
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The Popmart stage design, which looked like a supermarket, appealed to Bono as a supermarket, with its myriad choices and temptations, could function as a metaphor for U2's songs, as they often deal with the struggle between desire and faith.