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Old 04-24-2003, 11:31 PM   #1
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6 Years Ago Today!

popmart openened in las vegas!!

anyone there too see the show?
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Old 04-24-2003, 11:41 PM   #2
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wow 6 yrs already?
....didn't see the one in vegas...but somehow got dragged to the one in Sarajevo (didn't know them back then....long story.... )

anyhow....happy POPmart anniversary!
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I decided to listen to the Las Vegas boot to celebrate the event.

But then it occurred to me that that show kind of sucked, so I switched to Sao Paulo. Whoo.
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Old 04-25-2003, 12:46 AM   #4
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i didn't see them on popmart, but a couple of days ago
marked 16 years since my first U2 show. april 22, 1987.
joshua tree tour. los angeles sports arena.
sixth row seats. i was sixteen years old.
the set list was incredible.
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Old 04-25-2003, 04:07 PM   #5
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I tried to get tickets, but Prop sent me SLC instead. It would have been a blast I'm sure.
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Old 04-25-2003, 04:43 PM   #6
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6 yrs ago!!! I was there that special night. A group of 4 of us flew from San Antonio to see the show and spend the weekend in Vegas. I remember all the hype leading up to the show:

*U2 was played all day on the Vegas Radio (the Edge fm) and every hour they would say, 10 hours away till U2 takes the stage for the first time in 4 yrs. And heard Miami on the radio.

*There was a huge story about U2 in the USA today that morning which gave the spoiler that they will open with Mofo.

*Eairler in the week people were saying they saw UFO's land in the desert, but in was U2's soundcheck.

Anyway, it was a great night. The show wasn't too great, but they did play an excellent full band version of "If God Will Send His Angels". The bad thing was the crowd wasn't really into the new songs since the album came out 1 month prior to the show. I really dug the new stuff so I enjoyed that aspect of the show.

I didn't go opening night of Elevation, but because of the hype surrounding opening night at Popmart I will make it a point to go on the next tour.
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Wasn't part of it televise the next night on ABC? For I remember waching one of the Popmart concerts on TV.
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Wasn't part of it televise the next night on ABC? For I remember waching one of the Popmart concerts on TV.
yeah, for the abc special "year in pop." it was narrated by dennis hopper. they showed clips from las vegas. lots of clips. i have it on tape somewhere. i remember the night it came on, i made sure i'd be home early that saturday night (or was it friday?) so i could watch it.

i must've been the only person watching it given its horrible ratings!
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ME!!! I was!! I was!! Right in front of Adam*..stage left, 17th row! Perfect View of *Bono** n" Co on the 'ramp just two seats over! Ahh....memories! AWe-some...show! But they were sooo nervous, compared to San Diego! That was like.."U2 N' Friends/fans" night-i.e., No Press like opening night! And Arizona..was gr-8, as always!! :>) Thanks 4 the memories..! PopMart WAs fun!
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videos from Popamrt Las Vegas

Attention Pop and Popmart lovers:

Some cool short videos from rehearsals, sound checks and more from the opening Pomart concert in Las Vegas to celebrate its 6th anniversary here:

http://www.lasvegassun.com/dossier/events/U2/video.html

Not a big deal, still interesting though.
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Old 04-26-2003, 07:27 PM   #11
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I decided to listen to the Las Vegas boot to celebrate the event.

But then it occurred to me that that show kind of sucked, so I switched to Sao Paulo. Whoo.
You have good taste typhoon For a very special and personal reason São Paulo is my fave.

Btw, I just posted a new thread about some short videos available from the Pomart opening night. Check it out.
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Yup, I was there for that show, came from NYC to see it. I remember the anticipation. Before and after was a party meeting up with people, and then the show. It was pretty crazy, the front section seats were a mess, and I remember the band being a bit rusty, but not as bad as they sounded when I heard the boot, pretty awful. <g> But it was still cool being there Was still in Vegas the next night and checking in online when someone told me they saw me on A Year in Pop (hadn't aired on the West Coast yet), my mouth dropped, and dropped again when I actually saw it. <g>
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I'm still kicking myself for hanging up on ticketmaster trying to get through for tickets. I would have been at Larry's 36th b-day show here in Detroit.
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wow 6 yrs already?
....didn't see the one in vegas...but somehow got dragged to the one in Sarajevo (didn't know them back then....long story.... )

anyhow....happy POPmart anniversary!

I was just listening to Sarajevo concert(THANKS ROSA); I just want to say that I've never heard anything as good as that and I just envy you! You were at that great moment in U2 history, in Sarajevo! WOW!
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i have a complete pro-shot vcd of the show (1997-04-25)

its taken from only 1 camera, which focuses manily on adam till "do you feel loved"
and the band are very distant when they get 'closer' to the crowd
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