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U2 -Washington 92 dvd


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For a band that was so serious and bent on destroying the IRA back in the 80’s, these guys needed to have a little fun. A release from the stress. They created ZOO TV. Zoo’s a good word for what’s going on here as the 180-strong road crew puts the final touches on 1992’s most spectacular production, which comes with its own mini-TV station (under the stage), four mega video screens and another four video walls, three dozen monitors, five cameras, a satellite dish, 11 Trabants (East German mini-cars made out of compressed cardboard) and a video crew of 18. The indoor version of the Zoo Tour sold $13 million worth of tickets; that total is expected to quadruple on the outdoor leg, which includes sold out dates Saturday and Sunday at Robert F Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington DC. This dvd captures the Sunday show (16th of August 1992) at RFK. Fans will be blown away on the first sight. The stage is massive and there are large TV screens everywhere on this yellow and red coloured stadium, adding life to the worst area of DC. The 248-by-80-foot stage is cluttered with the 1,200 tons of rock-and-roll paraphernalia delivered to this town in 52 tractor-trailers. The overall effect, now on an even grander scale than the indoor shows, takes rock-and-roll beyond performance art into what lead singer Bono Hewson calls “a ridiculous over-the-top exercise.” That’s quite a contrast from the band’s Dublin roots, when “our equipment used to fit into an orange Volkswagen Beetle with a roof rack,” muses bassist Adam Clayton. “And Edge’s mother was our first roadie,” Bono says of the guitarist’s mom. “Mrs. Edge, as she was known. An incredible character. People thought she was eccentric. We’d get home at 5 in the morning and my old man would be waiting with a machete, but Edge’s mom would arrive, wipe the sleep out of her eye and ask everyone whether they’d eaten at all.” No such problem these days: Not only does U2 fly between jobs in a private jet, its catering crew is probably larger than the first audience the band ever played for. Once upon a time, U2 could set up in a matter of minutes; now it takes 200 people 40 hours just to set up the stage. They’ve come a long way from 1980’s “Boy” to last year’s “Achtung, Baby,” from teenagers playing at Dublin’s Dandelion Green to thirtyish veterans selling out the country’s largest stadiums in minutes. Zoo TV is the summer’s hottest ticket as well as the new wave in stadium rock. The two shows at RFK had Primus and Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy as opening act and as mentioned before both shows were sold out meaning an attendance: of 48,519 people. Unfortunately for the fans and for the opening acts it was raining and quite massive. Many avoided the opening acts trying to get out of the rain and hoping it would let up. Between the last opening act and U2 it started to rain even harder and many were afraid the band would cancel their show at last minute but then the light went out and President Bush appeared on several of the huge TV screens, chanting We Will We Will Rock You, to the beat of the Queen song, which lead into the beginning of Zoo Station. My god, I’ve never heard such deafening screams coming from the 40,000 plus in attendance. The show was amazing and most people had fain even though the heavy rain. U2 also played both Bad and Sunday Bloody Sunday which was the only time during the tour they did both shows. They also had the acoustic set on a tiny set with a beautiful belly dancer that had to dance on a wet stage. Bono wasnt in the best mood and this was because of the rain, afraid that all the power along with the rain might shock all 40,000 fans to death in the world’s largest electrocution. It also had the TV screens working only part of the time. But Bono thanked the fans and especially the crew for enduring the endless rain and it was an experience that i think few will ever forget

Track list:
1. Television, The Drug Of The Nation (PA)
2. Georges Bush Rap (PA)
3. Zoo Station
4. The Fly
5. Even Better Than The Real Thing
6. Mysterious Ways
7. One
8. Unchained Melody
9. Until The End Of The World
10. New Year’s Day
11. Tryin’ To Throw Your Arms Around The World
12. Angel Of Harlem
13. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
14. Satellite Of Love
15. Bad
16. Sunday Bloody Sunday
17. Bullet The Blue Sky
18. Running To Stand Still
19. Where The Streets Have No Name
20. Pride
21. Video Confessionals
22. Desire
23. Ultra Violet/ Call Georges Bush
24. With Or Without You
25. Love Is Blindness

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