U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011


St Louis show - Two arches beat as one.

08 November 1997
St Louis show - Two arches beat as one.
St Louis show - Two arches beat as one. The Trans World Dome dwarfs even the giant U2 stage.

Woke up to discover that it is show day in St. Louis, home of another famous arch, the "Gateway to the West". And what an arch it is - a huge silver job, spanning the Mississippi River, glistening in the early morning sunshine. Meanwhile, our own arch (the "Gateway to the Mall") was spanning Larry's drum kit, as ever. The new venue here, the Trans World Dome, is truly colossal. You only realise how big these places are when you see how they dwarf our stage, which is not a small item itself.

Triumph of the day was finally sorting out the video sequences for "Last Night on Earth". The song starts with the rather strange and naively violent cartoon sequence, "MultiMart", but thereafter I had never been 100% happy with the structure of the visuals. After months of occasional tweaking, we finally nailed it this afternoon. Only took us 67 shows - not bad!

After the show we did a runner back on to the plane (ah, more flying, what joy) arriving at our hotel in the wee small hours. At this point the View Master kicks into overdrive, showing waving palms, moonlit surf and art deco buildings. Weather chopping and changing, surgery in the air... must be Miami.

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