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!