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Offline Domenico of Lovetown

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ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« on: January 30, 2012, 09:21:14 PM »
With the 20th anniversary of the very first ZOO TV show coming next month I thought it would be nice to bring some of those memories back to the surface.  For those who witnessed the spectacle what still resonates after 20 years?




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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 09:35:45 PM »
Well, if just watching the Sydney video counts, then I'd have to say Bono's falsettos just stole the show. Those days will always be missed.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 10:57:41 PM »
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Well, if just watching the Sydney video counts, then I'd have to say Bono's falsettos just stole the show. Those days will always be missed.

I second that, sadly I was too young to experience it in person, and I had strict curfews in those days.  If I recall the shows in Philly were on school nights, so that would've been a no-no for me.  I sort of made up for it listening to the Dublin show on the radio a year later.  For those of you who were able to go, may I just say that I'm extremely jealous of each and every one of you.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 09:27:25 AM »
It was the 2nd and 3rd shows of my U2 "career"...one indoor (14,000) and one outside broadcast (65,000).....awesome stuff. Groundbreaking technology and innovative live show/visual....

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 11:01:33 AM »
Never got to see it in person but from what I've seen in DVDs and so forth, it remains the greatest rock and roll spectacle I have ever seen. I actually personally know 4 or 5 people who attended one of the Yankee stadium shows and they have all said the same. I would go apes*it if they released additional pro shot shows on DVD

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 11:01:13 PM »
1st and 2nd U2 shows I'd been to, and the 1st and 2nd rock shows, period.  Honestly, I have way too many details that would bore everyone to tears.  The first show was indoor leg, decent seats, amazing show.  The second was on a whim because a different friend of mine wanted to go, and I almost passed because I'd "already seen it."  Let's just say I'm glad I decided to go.  Outdoor Broadcast.  2nd row center.  Nearly got to shake Bono's hand before the gig outside the venue.  Still the best concert experience of my life.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012, 11:28:04 PM »
November 3, 1992, my 2nd U2 concert:

Setlist:   
Zoo Station
The Fly
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Mysterious Ways / Love To Love You Baby (snippet)
One / Unchained Melody (snippet)
Until The End Of The World
New Year's Day
Dirty Old Town
Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World
Angel Of Harlem
When Love Comes To Town
Satellite Of Love
Redemption Song
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running To Stand Still
Where The Streets Have No Name
Pride (In The Name Of Love)

encore(s):
Desire
Ultra Violet (Light My Way) / My Way (snippet)
My Way (snippet) / With Or Without You
Love Is Blindness
Can't Help Falling In Love


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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2012, 08:08:03 PM »
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Never got to see it in person but from what I've seen in DVDs and so forth, it remains the greatest rock and roll spectacle I have ever seen. I actually personally know 4 or 5 people who attended one of the Yankee stadium shows and they have all said the same. I would go apes*it if they released additional pro shot shows on DVD


I was at one of the Yankee Stadium shows, the first night.  It wasn't may favorite show or even my best ZOO TV experience, but it was something special.  That Yankee Stadium crowd was beyond electric.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012, 01:54:58 PM »
Two back to back shows in Glasgow, 7th and 8th august 1993. The ultimate u2 weekend for a fan such as myself. I was hyper about going to this. First of all....two days of pure u2 heaven and it was Outdoors and one was on a saturday.
I remember walking to the stadium, and about 1/2 mile from the stadium, the excitement started to build, as u2 were soundchecking Numb, and the BASS was in the atmosphere...you could feel it in your chest. For the first night....i was overtaken by anxiety attacks, so me and my mate went for a seat in the then famous "jungle" at Celtic Park

Second day, my u2 claim to fame happened, and its one that i have never heard any other u2 fan repeat. I was in the que while u2 soundchecked....................*drum roll*................Some Days are better than others. No vocals, just the Moosic. What a GREAT weekend that was, best ever probably. Took me days to come back down to earth

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2012, 02:41:39 PM »
I didn't exist when the Zoo TV Tour started (I was born in 1992) so sadly, I have no memories of it. :/ I am jealous of anyone who went.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2012, 03:08:41 PM »
Leeds

Venue: Roundhay Park

Opening Acts: Marxman, Stereo MC's

Main Set:
Zoo Station
The Fly
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Mysterious Ways
One-Unchained Melody
Until The End Of The World
New Year's Day
Numb
Babyface
Stay (Faraway So Close)
Angel Of Harlem
When Love Comes to Town
Satellite of Love
Bad-All I Want Is You
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running to Stand Still,
Where the Streets Have No Name
Pride

Encore:
Desire
Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
Love Is Blindness
Can't Help Falling in Love

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2012, 04:40:39 PM »
Pontiac Silverdome, 9/9/92

a dozen different kinds of crazy - u can look back at it, too:

Zoo Station:     You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

The Fly:   You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Mysterious Ways:   You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

...and the infamous live link to Garth at the 1992 MTV Video Awards:   You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login


I must give props to both Primus and Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy for killer opening sets.  \m/  \m/

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2012, 05:47:18 AM »
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Babyface


Only a tiny percentage of ZOO TV attendees heard Babyface performed live in full. Cool.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2012, 05:58:28 AM »
Was way too young when the tour was going on, and just recently learned my mother attended Outside Broadcast at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.  Needless to say I was on a completely ridiculous level of jealousy..  :'(

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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2012, 08:11:29 AM »
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Was way too young when the tour was going on, and just recently learned my mother attended Outside Broadcast at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.  Needless to say I was on a completely ridiculous level of jealousy..  :'(
same here. my mom saw the 4th show of the tour in the Omni

1.Zoo Station
2.The Fly
3.Even Better Than The Real Thing
4.Mysterious Ways
5.One
6.Until The End Of The World
7.Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
8.Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World
9.Angel Of Harlem
10.Satellite Of Love
11.Bad / All I Want Is You (snippet)
12.Bullet The Blue Sky
13.Running To Stand Still
14.Where The Streets Have No Name
15.Pride (In The Name Of Love)
16.I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

encore(s):
17.Desire / Not Fade Away (snippet)
18.Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
19.With Or Without You / Shine Like Stars (snippet)
20.Love Is Blindness


she doesn't even like U2. except one  >:(