They didn't have enough time to rehearse. That entire show is a mess.
Yikes. That's just gross.
Saw the opening of Pop Mart at Sam Boyd, that Stadium is not that big, which for me would be great for a concert. I prefer smaller arenas to stadiums like many, but Sam Boyd is not that big compared to Soldier Field or Rose Bowl, so a concert there would be great.
The infamous night they stopped mid-song and had "a little family row" due to the messed up pacing. Rehearsing in front of the world.
I must have missed this story?
probably U2's most well known live snafu. There are others but this has always gotten the most attention, for many reasons.
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Yeah, that was pretty awkward to watch. I don't know why they didn't work more on that song prior to the tour. Or maybe they did and it just did not come together.
Which begs the question, why did they schedule these shows without proper rehearsal time? I can't imagine being in a band of that level and having to wing it as they did. At best, you might be able to get through the show without many noticeable mistakes. At worst, you're going to embarrass yourselves.
I think they learned from that lesson and consequently played it safe on future albums/tours.
They'd done this sort of thing before - as soon as TUF was finished they flew to Australasia to begin a tour they'd already booked; they had to learn how to play the songs for that album as the tour progressed, and they even had to re-learn how to play the old songs so some of the shows sounded a bit rough to start with, but they were relatively small shows, not in a stadium.
Again on the Zooropa tour, which was in stadia, they introduced songs from the new album as the tour progressed, but only 1 or 2 a night, and I remember that working. I think they just over-ran Pop and assumed they'd get away with it again, but alas it didn't work out.