Elevation Leg 1: 2001, North America

Jun
29
1997

Chicago show - Bono turns a corner.

29 June 1997
Chicago show - Bono turns a corner.
Chicago show - Bono turns a corner. Bono bicycles into a gay parade, the show hits a peak and pizza turns into a banquet.

Bono and Gavin headed out for a bicycle ride this morning. After a little while, they turned a corner and ended up headed the wrong way through the Chicago Gay Pride parade. Best part was that they didn't know it was Pride weekend and at first they thought it was the 'Taste of Chicago' food festival. "There's some very stylish chefs in Chicago, Gavin".

Third Chicago show, using the new set list once again, with the addition of a brief "MLK" after "One" to finish the evening. Another stellar show, making Chicago three for three. There's a real sense of having turned a corner or being over the hump, or something. I'm not sure quite what it is - probably a combination of the show having reached a new peak and the fact that our first break is coming up any day now.

After the show we all ended up back in Bono's hotel room. He'd ordered pizzas, but the hotel took it upon themselves to deliver a banquet that Louis the Fourteenth wouldn't have been ashamed of. We were there till all hours, listening to the new Oasis album at maximum volume and dancing on the window sills, looking out over the Chicago skyline.

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