12 June 1997
New York/Winnipeg - An audience to die for.
New York/Winnipeg - An audience to die for. PopMart becomes a huge community celebration.
After two weeks in New York we move on at last. Where better to head for than swinging Winnipeg way up in Canada? Standing by to "Rock the Peg". This was U2's first ever gig in Winnipeg and the Canadian debut for PopMart. It seems to be a city with more than its fair share of motorbikes and large hairy people riding them, but there is an extremely strong sense of community. The place was devastated recently by huge flooding when the Mighty Red River burst its banks and the place is only just back on its feet, so the gig served as some kind of community celebration. U2's arrival was a city-wide event and the audience at the gig was incredible - never mind the stage and the production, we should take this audience on tour with us.