U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Nov
02
1997

Montreal/Netherlands - MTV calls.

02 November 1997
Montreal/Netherlands - MTV calls.
Montreal/Netherlands - MTV calls. A post-gig runner for Rotterdam and MTV in the lap of luxury.

Montreal Olympic Stadium... and back to Europe. Everyone was a bit blurred this morning, having been shooting in the diner till 5 or 6am. Still, everyone said it had gone well, so all were happy. We went on to Montreal, which is the home of the PopMart screen. The Montreal based 'Smartvision' built all of the electronics for the screen and developed the LED video technology which made it possible. The gig was sold out and packed to the rafters with extremely noisy people. It was a good night, after which we did a runner from the gig straight onto a plane bound for The Netherlands. The reason for this eccentric behaviour was that the band are to appear live on the European MTV awards in Rotterdam on Thursday. A curse of itineraries had us flying from Europe to New York to play the US MTV awards, and now we do the reverse journey.

Fortunately we managed to score a fantastic plane for the trip - a full sized 747, decked out in shockingly decadent oil-company-executive comfort. There were only about 30 of us on the thing, so we had plenty of room to sprawl and crash out. Big fuel tanks. No stops en route. Who'd have imagined how grateful one could become for such seemingly trivial things? It'll be tomorrow night by the time we get there.

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