Vertigo Leg 1: 2005, US

Apr
17
1997

Las Vegas

17 April 1997
Las Vegas
Las Vegas pre-production - Band blown away. The band arrive and Bono says, "There's nothing I don't like". They seemed overwhelmed by the scale and struggle to "board an already moving vehicle".

Pre-production, Vegas. And at last they came. The band arrived today, complete with a film crew to capture their reaction to seeing it for the first time. We fairly blew them away, too. "I'm freaked", says Bono, "there's nothing I don't like". Long may this reign. Adam was pretty chatty, but everyone else just seemed overwhelmed by the whole thing. Bruce said they looked like they were trying to board a moving vehicle, which pretty much summed it up. We showed them the screen, the Lichtenstein piece, the gorgeous Keith Haring animation which arrived yesterday - even the I-mag looks great, half dissolved with the Jennifer Steinkamp textured pieces. The close ups of people on stage are extraordinary, as the screen gives them a background of this electro-pixel mayhem. We have a long way to go, but the potential is massive.

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