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Old 11-11-2005, 04:19 AM   #1
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Curtain malfunction at Oakland 2

During "Streets", as Bono raps about the high peaks of Kilamanjaro and Nelson Mandela's Africa, the light curtains flashing various African flags are supposed to descend behind them, creating a magical light show in place of the red spotlights on past tours.

At Oakland 2, the curtains lit up, but they never came down. They just sat up in the rafters. Bono looked up a couple of times, then looked pissed for a few seconds when he realized that the curtains weren't going anywhere.

Naturally, none of it mattered, as "Streets" brought down the house once again. They could play that song in the dark and everyone would still go crazy over it.

Have there been any other stage screw-ups on this tour?
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Re: Curtain malfunction at Oakland 2

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They could play that song in the dark and everyone would still go crazy over it.
So true!

No on the 3 shows I went to, I haven't noticed any mistakes that have happened. The light curtains all seemed to go off fine.
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Streets was amazing on Wednesday. In 16 shows I've seen it's been played 15 times and Wednesday was one of the greatest performances and fan reactions I've ever witnessed. Incredible!!!
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It was so much better without the flags!
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Wow I didnt even notice (or remember) that the curtains were supposed to come down
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Streets was amazing on Wednesday. In 16 shows I've seen it's been played 15 times
Waouw !?!? You've seen a show without Streets !?!? THAT is amazing !('')
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I've seen a few minor screw-ups on those light curtains throughout this tour. Sometimes one single string of lights will be colored wrong, and sometimes one curtain doesn't come down.

But having all the curtains skip Streets must be the biggest screw-up this tour. Oh well, I'm sure 90% of the arena didn't notice.
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Waouw !?!? You've seen a show without Streets !?!? THAT is amazing !('')
Yes that show would've been in March of 1985, exactly 2 years before "Streets" was released. Some of us here are "old farts" thank you very much!

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It was so much better without the flags!
i was going to say it probably was better without them, they dont really add anything to the performance
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