21 June 1997
Los Angeles show - PopMart goes Hollywood.
Los Angeles show - PopMart goes Hollywood. Celebrity onslaught at the aftershow glitterati party which rivals many gigs.
Los Angeles Olympic Coliseum is an enormous building. Magnificent, too and a glorious day for a big rock show. The whole of the Sports Arena (scene of U2's first ever headline U.S. arena concert in 1983) had been given over to the aftershow party. It had been turned into this huge rave scene, with giant inflatable aeroplanes in the roof, huge spheres with projection images, rave graphics....and of course jammed to the walls with the glitterati of L.A. PopMart welcomes Hollywood... welcome Wynnona Ryder, Johnny Depp, Richard Gere, Michael Keaton, George Michael. Magnificent though all this was, I didn't quite have the head space for it, so we started our own aftershow hangout inside a circle of golf carts on the lawn area outside the back of the stadium. So surreal seeing the Olive nestling between the glorious arches of this coliseum building.