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Old 11-08-2002, 04:43 PM   #1
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F*** the Revolution and The Return of MacPhisto

November 8, 1987: Concert: Denver, CO, USA
U2 is in Denver when they learn of an IRA bombing which kills 11 people at a Remembrance Sunday service in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. The band plays a concert that night, and Bono protests the bombing with fiery speech during "Sunday, Bloody Sunday," all captured on film in Rattle And Hum.

November 8, 1997: Concert: St. Louis, MO, USA
PopMart continues with a terrific show in St. Louis. The high point comes during "Bullet the Blue Sky," when Bono spots a male fan decked out in a replica of the old Macphisto outfit from 1993's Zooropa tour. Bono brings the fan on-stage and the two begin an impromptu "duel", leading up to the point where Bono takes the horns and gold jacket from Macphisto and puts them on, giving his own hat and sunglasses back to Macphisto.

The capturing of Bono's 'revolution' speech during "Sunday Bloody Sunday" has always been a highlight of 'Rattle and Hum' for me. Any other thoughts or pictures of these two events would be appreciated.

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November 8, 1997: Concert: St. Louis, MO, USA
PopMart continues with a terrific show in St. Louis. The high point comes during "Bullet the Blue Sky," when Bono spots a male fan decked out in a replica of the old Macphisto outfit from 1993's Zooropa tour. Bono brings the fan on-stage and the two begin an impromptu "duel", leading up to the point where Bono takes the horns and gold jacket from Macphisto and puts them on, giving his own hat and sunglasses back to Macphisto.


I was there, I was there!

Great show....

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Some pictures of the bombing on November 8th, 1987. Here's the Story (taken from http://www.iraatrocities.fsnet.co.uk/enniskillen.htm):

Just before 11.00am on 8th November 1987 a Provisional IRA bomb exploded without warning as people gathered at the war memorial in Enniskillen for the annual Remembrance Day service. Eleven people were killed and 63 injured, nine of them seriously, when the three-story gable wall of St Michael's Reading Rooms crashed down burying people in several feet of rubble. The Provisional IRA admitted responsibility the following day.

Many of those killed and injured in the blast had come to honour soldiers killed in action. Amateur video footage of the immediate aftermath horrified people in both communities and the bombing was condemned on all sides.

The "Poppy day massacre victims are as follows:-

William Mullen 72 yrs, married with children and retired (Civilian)

Angus Mullen 70 yrs married (Civilian)

Kitchener Johnson 70 yrs married murdered with his wife Jessie (Civilian)

Jessie Johnson 70 yrs married murdered with her husband Kitchener. (Civilian)

Wesley Armstrong 62 yrs married murdered with his wife Bertha (Civilian)

Bertha Armstrong 53 yrs married and murdered with her husband Wesley.(Civilian)

John Megaw 68yrs (Civilian)

Edward Armstrong 52 yrs member of the 'Chosen Few' Orange Lodge and a member of the RUCR

Georgina Quinton 72 yrs widow with four children. (Civilian)

Marie Wilson 20 yrs single and was a nurse (Civilian)

Samuel Gault 49 yrs (Civilian)

All of the dead were Protestants and civilains apart from one man who was a member of the Reserve RUC.

As these people and others stood waiting to remember the dead of the Two World Wars and other past and present conflicts in the World. The Provisional IRA/Sinn Fein detonated a bomb with no warning being given. This time the IRA/Sinn Fein had murdered Protestants engaged in a solemn act of remembrance and reaffirmation of their heritage. This heinous act was done while the town of Enniskillen prepared to remembered their kith and kin who died and were injured in past wars and the present 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland.

(Yes, these photos are of the actual event, I know they're in black and white and look quite old...that's probably because I think some of them were taken off vid caps)











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