1997-04-28 - San Diego, California - Jack Murphy Stadium

setlist

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songs per album

  1. Pop (9)
  2. Achtung Baby (4)
  3. The Joshua Tree (4)
  4. Boy (1)
  5. The Unforgettable Fire (1)

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California
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California
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Arizona
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2 from Texas: prtpshr, roybal99
2 from Mexico: superyeyo, yutero
1 from New Hampshire: rvh95
1 from Germany: ZOOTVTOURist
1 from Minnesota: moneyman2u
1 from Idaho: BradF
1 from Italy: Unforire
1 from Washington: Rush_Under
1 from Wisconsin: Przybylinski
1 from Alabama: logan2u2
1 from Arizona: apopboy

review by iTim

5 months ago

Performance

The band are still off, but things are improving. “Night one starts here!” exclaims Bono at the start of Even Better Of The Real Thing, keen to put Las Vegas behind him. There’s still some things that the band need to figure out but the additional rehearsal time is evident. Bono absolutely butchers I Will Follow and and one point the band cut out completely. Do You Feel Loved doesn’t get off to a great start either, Bono misses his cue, but it does come together and is better than Vegas. Mr Jessop makes its debut as the intro to Last Night On Earth which is welcome but it needs refining. Staring at the Sun was rehearsed a lot during the day and while it’s much improved over Las Vegas, it still falls some way short of what it probably should be.

It definitely feels like the band have put more effort into the end of the main set than the start because from Miami onwards, the band seem much more comfortable. The segue between Please and Streets needs smoothing over but individually they’re well performed.

Discotheque is better tonight but Velvet Dress is dropped. It didn’t quite work in Vegas but that was more down to the band not nailing any of the transitions that they’re going for. But overall, the encore is good and it round off what has been a better night for the band.

The classics, apart from I Will Follow, are played well and the audience respond well to them. The Pop songs are improving but a number of them are still letting the performance down and there’s a palpable lack of confidence.

One noticeable upside is that Bono is struggling less with his voice tonight which helps to iron out some of the issues from the opening night.


Sound

It’s really not bad. Mostly clear, there’s some minor crackles here and there but it’s more than listenable.
Recording: Audience microphone - 2.5 stars

Audience

Considering that the band are still struggling to get things right on stage the audience remains supportive. They respond well to songs such as Pride, Still Haven’t Found, Streets, I Will Follow and the Achtung Baby tracks. They give the new songs a chance though.

Overall

Better than Las Vegas but the band still lack confidence in the new tracks and it shows. Pride and I Still Haven’t Found are brought back up to scratch but I Will Follow is really poor. The Pop songs have all gone up at least one notch, but there’s still a lot of work to do.

Highlights:
- Please
- Mysterious Ways

Lows:
- I Will Follow
- Attempted transitions between songs


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