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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2010, 04:58:25 PM »
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I thought the heart setup was brilliant.


So simple and cost effective and yet so effective. :)

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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2010, 01:05:05 AM »
Red Rocks.

The way the pyrotechnics guys got the storms, the rain, the fog to look so realistic... well it gets my vote.

You'd honestly believe it was actually wet and misty...

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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2010, 04:56:30 AM »
The greatest U2 show I ever attended was a ZOO TV Outside Broadcast show, but the best show in terms of the stage, lighting and design was POPMART.  Bono used to talk about how the band wanted to drive a Rolls Royce into the crowd and that was POPMART. 

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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2010, 06:51:47 AM »
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Red Rocks.

The way the pyrotechnics guys got the storms, the rain, the fog to look so realistic... well it gets my vote.

You'd honestly believe it was actually wet and misty...

You mean to say it wasn't?

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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2010, 06:54:01 AM »
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Red Rocks.

The way the pyrotechnics guys got the storms, the rain, the fog to look so realistic... well it gets my vote.

You'd honestly believe it was actually wet and misty...

 :D :D :D

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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2010, 02:39:33 PM »
Zoo TV. Period.

Only those who never witnessed it live would disagree. Technology has moved on at incredible rate. If the technology of today had been at U2's disposal back in the early 90's, can you imagine what Zoo TV would have looked like.

Yes, Pop Mart was awesome, the Claw is awesome, but they would never have seen the light of day if it were not for Zoo TV.

Zoo TV was like the Star Wars of movies. For its time, staggeringly innovative and daring, and 20 years on, it still looks amazing.

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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2010, 03:05:07 PM »
I am the one who can never make up her mind! Each of these posts just makes me believe that every tour had its own amazing design.  They are all different but equally as amazing!

I should live in Switzerland  ;D ;)

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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2010, 08:41:29 PM »
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Define "best"

Thematically ZOO was 'best'

Technologically, for it's time, again Zoo

For creating an intimate close atmosphere, Elevation was "best"

I can't think of one category in which the claw is tops, other than "how many people got their sight lines interfered with"


I will agree with the first three, and my vote goes to ZooTV.  It was absolutely brilliant and contrasts with the last 3 outings in really having a theme to it.

With that said, I thought the claw actually did an amazing job of bringing the feel of the show to 50,000-95,000 fans quite well.  The in the round setup worked much better than I thought it would.  Also, I have to give a nod to the heart setup, for the reason listed above.

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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2010, 01:08:22 AM »
Am I the only person who finds The Claw to be underwhelming? I mean it is very big and it offers people to the side and rear of the stage a unique perspective. But as for lighting and technology, I do not see anything that rivals most of U2's previous tours. Just an opinion.

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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2010, 01:12:59 AM »
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Am I the only person who finds The Claw to be underwhelming? I mean it is very big and it offers people to the side and rear of the stage a unique perspective. But as for lighting and technology, I do not see anything that rivals most of U2's previous tours. Just an opinion.

From what I've seen on youtube I share that opinion.



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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2010, 12:11:43 AM »
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Red Rocks.

The way the pyrotechnics guys got the storms, the rain, the fog to look so realistic... well it gets my vote.

You'd honestly believe it was actually wet and misty...

Win.

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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2010, 10:03:56 AM »
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Am I the only person who finds The Claw to be underwhelming? I mean it is very big and it offers people to the side and rear of the stage a unique perspective. But as for lighting and technology, I do not see anything that rivals most of U2's previous tours. Just an opinion.

Well the 360 tour was the first U2 show I've been to; but I was really REALLY blown away by it. At the end of Crazy Tonight I half-expected the claw to take off into outer space :D

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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2010, 08:27:14 PM »
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Am I the only person who finds The Claw to be underwhelming? I mean it is very big and it offers people to the side and rear of the stage a unique perspective. But as for lighting and technology, I do not see anything that rivals most of U2's previous tours. Just an opinion.

No you're not.

It's big and bright and shiny and......  ?

I actually thought it emphasized how far away from the band much of the crowd is, it was the anti-heart in terms of adding intimacy

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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2010, 09:28:35 PM »
hmm...best is hard to describe.  each fit with the tour.  but i would say i liked Zoo the best because it was the most amazing, visually.

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Re: Best Stage & Light Design
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2010, 05:37:32 AM »
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I didn't attend a Pop-Mart show but the images on the giant LED screen must have been visually stunning. 8)





Yes, PopMart wins the prize.  One could appreciate the stage and the visuals as art - much more so than ZOO TV or 360.

One of my greatest concert experiences ever was simply walking into Giants Stadium and seeing the PopMart stage, screen and Lemon for the first time.  When they switched it on it was amazing.

Indoors - I also would go with ZOO TV.