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Favourite tour visuals
« on: May 03, 2012, 05:36:24 PM »
Aww, Google has a Keith Haring-style You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login today, for his birthday. The animations on the You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login move me to tears. I always think about them when I see U2 perform One now.

What are your favourite animations / video clips used during U2 shows?



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Re: Favourite tour visuals
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 10:48:17 PM »
The whole BTBS/Miami/BTBS conclusion sequence from the first leg of PopMart. The animated Lichtensteins, the kitschy postcard come to life...and the Pyramid of Light.

Nothing else anyone else has ever done onstage even comes close...well, maybe the finale of NIN's Lights In The Sky shows, but that's it.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 06:53:27 AM »
The POPMART visuals were genius. Plus the flashing words during the Fly on ZOOTV. Plus I'm a sucker for a mirrorball. Loved the small bank of video screens on Elevation too.

Vertigo was a bit so-so visual wise but by anyone else's standards it was pretty good.

360 was kind of a re hash of what's gone before but not as good. In fact I can barely remember any visuals from that tour - mostly because I was at the bar while they played...

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Re: Favourite tour visuals
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 10:08:03 PM »
A few that spring to mind...

~ Rapid-fire text from ZooTV and Vertigo Tours
~ The whole ZooTV opening sequence as seen on the Sydney DVD
~ Fruit machine from Vertigo Tour (before Zoo Station)
~ Zoo Station graphics on Vertigo Tour
~ MacPhisto clip during HMTMKMKM on PopMart
~ Burning crosses / swastikas during BTBS on ZooTV
~ Crazy Tonight head-bobbing band
~ A-HA, SHA-LA
~ Bouncing lemon karaoke
~ Red & black patterns during Vertigo encore

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Re: Favourite tour visuals
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 12:13:00 AM »
I always liked the running buffalo vids for 'One'

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Re: Favourite tour visuals
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 01:56:10 AM »
The buffaloes in One
Bono's laser jacket and steering wheel microphone
The flashing screen during The Fly on the Elevation Tour
The LED curtains during City Of Blinding Lights on the Vertigo Tour
The Claw
Red during Streets

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Re: Favourite tour visuals
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 04:53:44 PM »
I quite like the lighting during HMTM on the 360 Tour; in particular the yellow "Bat-symbol" spotlights.

WOWY with the Mirrorball is also pretty amazing.

And pretty much all of the lightshow for EBTTRT.

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Re: Favourite tour visuals
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012, 05:10:06 PM »
Your Blue Room's screen footage was stunning.

I also loved Zooropa's screen.

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Re: Favourite tour visuals
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2012, 05:54:25 PM »
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Red during Streets

This.   Simple but effective.

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Re: Favourite tour visuals
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2012, 06:50:38 PM »
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I quite like the lighting during HMTM on the 360 Tour; in particular the yellow "Bat-symbol" spotlights.
Yes, I did like the HMTMKMKM lighting on 360, but it was even better on PopMart with the BatPhisto symbols on the screen and the siren wails! Quite disappointed they didn't use any video for it this time around. Still kicked ar*e, mind you.

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Red during Streets
*nod* Especially on the ZooTV Sydney video, with the white flickering lights as the guitar comes in, and of course the huge blinding flash! (That's one thing that really didn't work with the Claw, sadly...)

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Re: Favourite tour visuals
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2012, 06:54:50 PM »
Popmart was genius. Mostly all of it.

During 360 at the end of The Unforgettable Fire, while the screen was all the way down they had these little white dots almost like stars or something float towards the top of the screen. It was probably the best visual aspect of my first 360 show. I just loved the effect for some reason.

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Re: Favourite tour visuals
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2012, 07:12:34 PM »
I like... all the PopMart visuals (even the creepy ones in Last Night On Earth), the screens on the Vertigo Tour (especially the effect for City of Blinding Lights), the red screen for Streets, and anytime the Zoo baby comes up (singing opera, on the slot machines, floating in space...).

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Re: Favourite tour visuals
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 12:26:59 AM »
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I quite like the lighting during HMTM on the 360 Tour; in particular the yellow "Bat-symbol" spotlights.
Yes, I did like the HMTMKMKM lighting on 360, but it was even better on PopMart with the BatPhisto symbols on the screen and the siren wails! Quite disappointed they didn't use any video for it this time around. Still kicked ar*e, mind you.

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Red during Streets
*nod* Especially on the ZooTV Sydney video, with the white flickering lights as the guitar comes in, and of course the huge blinding flash! (That's one thing that really didn't work with the Claw, sadly...)

Really? You didn't think the Spire lighting up bright white didn't work?

Oh and may I add I LOVED the flashing extended screen at the beginning of Vertigo on 360

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Re: Favourite tour visuals
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2012, 12:23:39 PM »
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Really? You didn't think the Spire lighting up bright white didn't work?

It reminded me of when someone flashes their headlights to let you cross the road. Not exactly the nuclear explosion of earlier tours...

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Re: Favourite tour visuals
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2012, 02:16:43 PM »
The visuals for One on Zoo TV and Popmart have to be my favorite. The red in Streets and the milky way during MOS are honorable mentions