14 November 1997
Miami show - Miami puddings.
Miami show - Miami puddings. Humidity makes Floridans low key.
Show day Miami. U2's meteorological curse continued true to form today, after a week of glorious weather in Miami, the storm broke and deluged over Joe Robbie Stadium. Fortunately this was prior to the show, but even so it makes it a hard day's work for all involved. The Belgians are hating life again.
Tonight's show was an odd one. Despite being in the home of a U2 song, the audience seemed a little reserved. Might have just seemed that way with us not having a roof, after a couple of weeks indoors, or perhaps the fact it was still 85 degrees and 100% humidity when the band went on, but the crowd did seem a bit puddingy.
Party afterwards at the Marlin Hotel, owned by Chris Blackwell. Chris founded Island Records many moons ago and has been with U2 for their entire recording career. This month he's decided to leave the company, so its very much the end of an era and the party was a nice way for the band to acknowledge his part in U2's life. A good night, but not an early one...