U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Jun
15
1997

Edmonton show - Alien carnival.

15 June 1997
Edmonton show - Alien carnival.
Edmonton show - Alien carnival. The band and Willie do a runner to San Francisco from great gig. Bono and Edge still in stage gear stalk a deserted nocturnal airport.

Understandably today was a bit of a "mellow" day, but the show was, I think, our best to date. We were recording again, and Bono was unstoppable during the gig.

The band party did a runner right after the gig and flew straight on to San Francisco as a massive thunderstorm rolled in. The lighting was absolutely intense and I did wonder if we'd make it to the airport, let alone to San Francisco. We did, however, make the airport OK, and cleared U.S. immigration and customs here before getting on the plane. After the exhilarating reception by the City of Edmonton, two exceptional shows and a night of partying, it was gone midnight and I found myself in the queue for immigration behind Bono & Edge, still both in their stage gear. Edge was still the white cowboy and Bono in his long blue silk boxer's gown, hood up, shades on with barely the energy to fill out his immigration form. I followed them through the deserted terminal, all polished floors and unforgiving fluorescent lights, as they were looking like alien visitors from some space carnival - a sight so surreal it prompted us to start yelling and then singing at the tops of our voices. "Is this the real life...? Is this just fantasy...?"

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