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April 1st, 2002

ah......*cringe cringe cringe* @ 09:51 pm

I'm currently feelin: guilty guilty

I like the PopMart era. I really do. I had noticed recently that I didn't have any early PopMart shows so I set up trades for a few and I got two today (Las Vegas opening and San Diego a few days later). I've heard the first Las Vegas disc and I think I literally cringed throughout, especially during Staring at the Sun. I remember the criticism they were getting even at the time (before I actually thought to pay more attention to the band) and I could now hear why. But you know something? It made me realize just how human the band is. This is the only show I have where they have made those sorts of mis-steps. It was a bit charming to hear I must admit but that didn't cease my cringing ;-). I only wish they would have continued playing Do You Feel Loved and If God Would Send His Angels until they had perfected them like they did with Miami (Tel Aviv being one of the best I've heard). Those would have been amazing to hear the finished result!

P.S. I feel kind of bad writing this entry b/c I think it'll be awhile before I play this one again, eep!
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Date:April 1st, 2002 07:05 pm (UTC)
I have an mp3 downloaded version of the first vegas show..
I think I am standing alone in the fact that I like the show. Yes they screw up during STATS but the way Bono tells the crowd to talk amoungst themselves is priceless =D
I love Do You Feel Loved also. And wish they continued playing it at least until I saw them at the end of the first leg ;)
I don't listen to the show constantly, but I do think it is a must have for any collector. I will someday get a non-mp3 version of it.. And like you said it shows that they are HUMAN.

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Date:April 1st, 2002 07:33 pm (UTC)
I love the first Popmart show. I like hearing things that differentiate the shows - flaws, different things they say, a different format of the show.

I've only listened to the show once, but I loved it. I have the video coming to me and I'm sure I will love it too.

The Tel Aviv show is awesome though.
Date:April 2nd, 2002 06:44 am (UTC)


I think I may have caught a bit of that show on ABC but I remember I had to go to work that night! I thought all the bright lights and stuff were cool. Definitely a Vegas-style outing.

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