I've seen both several times and in my opinion, I think Boston has superior shots of the band rocking the stage while Slane can't be beat when it comes to the crowd. But yeah, it's hard to compare the two since each of them have their own special moments. In Boston, there's the amazing Bad/40/Streets money-shot that I always show to people who ask me why I'm willing to spend so much money to see U2 while Slane also has a fantastic version of AIWIY/Streets.
Elevation live from Slane Castle
Innocence and Experience live from Paris
Elevation live from Boston
Vertigo live from Chicago
360 live from the Rose Bowl
Vertigo live from Milan
Originally posted by deanallison:I've always preferred Boston to slane but that's probably because the setlist. New York, Gone, Stay, Bad, The Fly, although one and New Year's Day were excellent at slane.
Yeah. Gone is my favourite U2 track so that's why i prefer Boston over Slane.
The Slane DVD is an absolutely cracking dvd though!
Vertigo Chicago would be it, but Bono's voice just did not have it. Slane has to be the best of the recent ones, and 360 the worst. Technically, the Zoo TV and Popmart DVD were recent, and I watch them more than any, but keeping on topic, lol...Slane has to be the best recent show. Ol Hammy Hamilton and his Hollywood 980 trillion frames per second style is awful.
"I can understand that, for sure, but the results speak for themselves. I can take it on the nose from everybody, including my own band, but by the time he leaves the White House, George Bush will have trebled aid to Africa. We are into him for $50bn."
- Bono on people who critic the meeting of he and former US President George Bush.
did you know
The band considered releasing The Joshua Tree as a double-album that would have included B-sides. Bono was the most vocal proponent of the idea, whereas The Edge argued for the 11-track version that was ultimately released.