U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Aug
31
1997

Dublin show - Diana's death.

31 August 1997
Dublin show - Diana's death.
Dublin show - Diana's death. Dublin wakes in disbelief. Everyone shocked and shocked at how shocked. The band pays tribute, to audience relief.

Dublin, second showday. Woke up with a hangover to find a world in shock at the news of the death of Princess Diana after the car crash in Paris. Disbelief & non-comprehension. Dead? How could that be possible. Thoughts run all over the place. Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, what now for the Royals, the end of the 20th century, the most famous woman in the world dead in the hands of those who made her famous, kiss me kill me, am I going to wake up out of this, a million dollars for a kiss and a nickel for your soul, surely this isn't happening...

It was happening all right. Our group meet up at various points during the day and the biggest shock of all is how shocked we are. I don't know what's going on, but its certainly greater than the sum of its parts. Lots of phone calls. Universal disbelief. Even in Ireland, hardly a Royalist stronghold, this woman was loved because she was the robin hood, she took on the Great British Establishment and won. Ireland is in mourning and Britain just doesn't know what to do with itself.

The night's show was equally great as yesterday's, with a tribute to Diana in the form of "MLK" coming almost at the end of the performance. The audience was clearly relieved to acknowledge communally that this has been a day unlike any other. This is going to be a very strange week.

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