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Under a Blood Red Sky- Red Rocks 1983 6 7.41%
Amnesty International 1986 0 0%
Rattle and Hum 1987-88 9 11.11%
ZOOTV Live From Sydney 1993 38 46.91%
Popmart 14 17.28%
Boston 2001 14 17.28%
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Old 06-18-2002, 08:39 AM   #1
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Poll: U2's best concert movie

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We all have our favorite movies, but which one do you think is the best representation of the band on stage? If you could only choose one to show to someone who doesn't know anything about U2, what would it be?
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Old 06-18-2002, 08:51 AM   #2
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One show to someone who doesn't know anything about U2?? We were talking about this in chat one night...

I say Zoo TV...or PopMart. For somebody who isn't a U2 fan, they would at least appreciate and enjoy the spectacle of the stage set up. A person who's not a U2 fan might become bored with something like Elevation...no video screens all over the place...no lemon...the main focus is the band. When I went to my first U2 concert, it was a PopMart show...my sister, who hated U2, came along. She did admit she enjoyed herself though and thought the screen, lemon, etc. were really cool.

However...best representation of our band on stage?? I think that would be Elevation, due to its intimacy and such.
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Had to go with ZooTv Sydney.
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Old 06-18-2002, 11:17 AM   #4
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I would have picked Boston, but there are 3 problems with that concert video.

No Mysterious Ways !
No Pride !
No One !

Arggghhhhh!!! Why did they do that ?
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ZOOTV Sydney
the best show IMO

though I really like the camera work of the elevation one
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Old 06-18-2002, 02:57 PM   #6
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Obviously a lot of young people responding to this thread so far. The answer to the poll and questions is hands down U2s show at Red Rocks! If there ever was such a thing as a U2 sound and image its all right there on the RED ROCKS video called Under A Blood Red Sky. For young fans who don't own the video, its not the same thing as the album! Anyone here who does not own the Video needs to buy it right away! The sound of the band, the intensity, The Edge's moves, Bono and the white flag! Its all there!
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Yes, we should probably introduce them with Red Rocks. But they also have to see Elevation Boston since that's the band now. Rattle and Hum is vintage, and Sydney a masterpiece. I can't pick just one!
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Hey there, I own all of these except for the Amnesty show (which I have seen) and I would still pick ZooTV. Don't assume that we're all young and naive.
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I voted for Popmart just because of how AWESOME and big it was!! Love it!!
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Zoo Tv. I am completely in love with that era.

Even though I adore Elevation and get all choked up and emotional watching the dvd (shut up )Zoo Tv was the shit. MacPhisto, baby.... That's all she wrote.
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Big Grin Poll: U2's best concert movie

I had to pick Red Rocks. Partially because that is when I fell in love with the band and their music, but also because this movie showcases why they had so much impact on the music scene. They are at their most energetic, most naive, and most emphatic, really the most U2! Not to say they aren't in the other movies. And I do love Elevation for the great cinematography. Actually, U2 at the US Festival is even better than Red Rocks as it showcases Bono in his climbing mode.
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All I've got to say is :

WELCOME TO ZOO TV YA"LL!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 06-18-2002, 09:35 PM   #13
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There is something so significant about Red Rocks that is just not fully represented by the ZOO TV video. Just from the standpoint of the songs on the ZOO TV video, everything from Red Rocks is missing except New Years Day. I don't know how you could show someone that first before RED ROCKS.

I became a fan of U2 in 1987. Although I like the singles and songs played on the radio from Joshua Tree then, it was the RED ROCKS video and Under A Blood Red Sky that really got me into U2 that year. My first album was actually not the Joshua Tree but Under A Blood Red Sky.

I love all the videos by the way and I have the Amnesty show as well thanks to Angell. The earliest Pro Shot show that I have is from Berlin Nov 4, 1981 on the October tour also thanks to Angell. Great show, and perhaps the earliest Pro Shot show that exist.
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i voted for *PoPmArT*

my first show, a great tour and they have a good mix of songs

besides the poptart looks
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My vote goes to POPMART
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