POPMART Leg 5: 1998, Australia, Japan, South Africa

Jan
28
1998

Rio de Janeiro post-show - Copacoban light show.

Rio de Janeiro post-show - Copacoban light show. Light dawns on beach-side meaning of life discussions.

Crawling from the wreckage. Last night went on for a very long time. We got back from the gig and stayed by the pool of the hotel till about 5am or so, then Bruce and I wandered out onto the beach. Copacobana beach by moonlight - click, the View Master turns again. Long chats about life, the universe and everything, waves crashing and gradually getting closer to us all the while. A point on the horizon line shows pink and spreads from side to side, moment by moment. Look away and chat then turn back to the ocean and notice how the light on the horizon has grown. The red line elongates, fattens, lightens as rocks, boats and mountains become visible in silhouette. Burning orange climbs up the sky, fluffy clouds pink and grey, so thin, so wide. West coasts are great for sunsets, but for sunrises, look East. The sky pales to yellow - too much light now and so we run for cover.. To bed at 8am after an extraordinary day.

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