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Old 04-21-2006, 04:09 AM   #1
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how do they get around

hey, im looking for info about how U2 get around on tours and that, like from country to conuntry, do they have their own jets or 1 private jet or do they use regular air travel, if anyone has any pics of them at the airports or anything like that post them please.
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Old 04-21-2006, 04:35 AM   #2
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Ever since Popmart, U2 has had their own planes. For Vertigo, they had a different plane for each leg of the tour, appropriately painted in Vertigo colours.

I don't know what they did before Popmart, though.
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In 'U2 At The End Of The World', there's a story about U2 traveling to Mexico to play a show in Mexico City during the ZooTV tour, and it described them travling on a commercial jet, first class.
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Old 04-21-2006, 04:54 AM   #5
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i spose since 9/11 its been impossible for fans to do the old fashioned greet them at the tarmac thing
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They've been using painted airplanes on Zoo TV, Popmart, Elevation and Vertigo.

Before that...tour buses?
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Old 04-21-2006, 05:23 AM   #7
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Well I heard that Bono levitates from place to place. The others grab hold of his shoe lifts; however, I've not yet confirmed this.
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:04 AM   #8
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No they use robot doubles in any other cities apart from Dublin.
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:13 AM   #9
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No they use robot doubles in any other cities apart from Dublin.
robots

robots arr hot.

the edge just teleports. everyone else has to find their own way to get places.
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:22 AM   #10
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on the Missing Sarajavo doco on the best of 1990-2000 dvd they are on a plane called POP001, which has POPUP painted on it, when they are greeted at the airport by 100 soldiers.
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I believe it was tour buses until the JT tour.
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watch the vid for a sort of homecoming, i believe they used tour buses for the uf tour
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they charter jets for the length of each leg of the tour, and the charer company paints the jets to match the tour color scheme.

from that point on, in the states at least, they get taken from the airport/hotel/arena usually in black SUVs and/or black lincoln towncars.
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Airliners.net has photos of the Vertigo plane at various airports.
For the non-European legs, they chartered through Air Canada.
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Old 04-21-2006, 02:05 PM   #16
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Popmart Air



Elevation Air (actually the same plane as Popmart, just re-painted)



Vertigo Air N. America



Verigo Air Europe
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wow those are awesome pictures!

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Old 04-21-2006, 03:37 PM   #18
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Elevation Air Europe - a Boeing 737.
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watch the vid for a sort of homecoming, i believe they used tour buses for the uf tour
I that video.
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sorry the vertigo plane is the coolest lol imo of course
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