POPMART Leg 1: 1997, North America

Jul
26
1997

Koln - pre-show - Toga distraction.

26 July 1997
Koln - pre-show - Toga distraction.
Koln - pre-show - Toga distraction. An impromptu toga party gets in the way of work.

Germany. Koln. Load in day. I went down to the venue to tweak some of the show's video elements with video director Monica Caston. I wanted to try a couple of new ideas for the 'Mysterious Ways' visuals, and its always good to make the most of the available time. I got to the mix position booth on the field to find that the front-of-house crew were having a spontaneous toga party in there, utilising a consignment of large towels and red wine which had appeared from sources unknown. Suddenly this seemed like a far better idea than reassembling video sequences, so that particular task was put off for a couple of hours and I'm sure looks much better as a result. It certainly did at the time, anyway.

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