POPMART Leg 2: 1997, Europe

May
02
1997

Denver post-show

Denver post-show - Major autopsy. Bono's not happy and the band admit to being under-rehearsed, but we're further ahead than we were on Zoo TV.

Denver, day off.
Big meeting to day, looking at show tapes and having a major autopsy of the shows so far. Bono's not happy and fair enough. He feels he doesn't look good for much of the show and the performance is not happening. Blame is apportioned and plans are made. Its an uncomfortable time and the band's unspoken acknowledgment that they are still sorely under-rehearsed makes it difficult to get to the heart of some of the problems. Still, I comfort myself that most of the things we are dealing with (clothes, lighting for Bono's close up, etc) are mere details compared to where we were at this point on the Zoo TV US outdoor leg. We were still experimenting with new roof structures on a daily basis until about three weeks into that tour. Ran into Paul McG., Regine and Sheila in a bar later. Conversely Paul seems very happy with everything which was encouraging. I wish some more of that would rub off on the band!
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