19 June 1997
San Francisco show - Flower power.
San Francisco show - Flower power. Edge goes all hippie on us in the home of the flower people.
San Fran 2. A totally sublime moment and a truly ridiculous one - at the end of Still Haven't Found , Bono went into All I Want Is You and gradually the band followed along. I was getting shivers it was so beautiful. This followed a little later by Edge's karaoke version of "If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair". One of the (many) extraordinary things about karaoke is that you get to read exactly what the words are to these songs you think you know so well. The words to that San Francisco song are hilarious "it's going to be a love-in there". Way to go.. Someone who shall remain nameless stole all the flowers out of the catering room and distributed them to the front rows of the audience, who of course waved them and threw them around as Edge's performance gained momentum. You kind of had to be there, but it was a supremely silly moment, with this vibe off the audience like "yeah, we know, we know, San Francisco got pretty over-hippied back then... but its still kind of nice here, isn't it?"