1997-05-22 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Three Rivers Stadium

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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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show attendees: 10

thomerun
Ohio
Molykote
Texas
Adriana_u2
Uruguay
2 users from Maryland: arco, zootv1992
2 from Pennsylvania: SunglassMichael, aserapig
2 from Ohio: keyweave, thomerun
1 from Indiana: MacPhistoMan
1 from West Virginia: shagg28045
1 from Uruguay: Adriana_u2
1 from Texas: Molykote

review by MattG

8 months ago

Performance

Was hoping this would be a little more buttoned-up but, it is early PopMart.

The first half of the show is more or less a disaster. Mofo is decently strong (and you can tell right off the bat that the mix is gonna be great on this boot), but Edge does miss a 747 scream. From there, it keeps falling apart...Larry ends I Will Follow early and Bono calls it out. Edge starts EBTTRT in the wrong key. Bono throws his voice out during Pride which then falls apart toward the end.

It's clear to me from this show that the band's chemistry is not yet developed on stage. They seem to have issues communicating during the performance, which makes everyone's cues a little disjointed and the magic feels less-present.

Toward the end, however, they start to tighten up. The entire run of Miami thru Streets is strong compared to the rest of this performance. Velvet Dress > WOWY also impressed me.


Sound

Very decent PopMart recording with everyone audible. Wish the crowd was mixed in a bit more but it's tough in these stadium shows to get everything you want.
Recording: "Fradoca Remaster" - 4.5 stars

Audience

They're alright but mostly hard to hear and don't add too much to what I feel is a lackluster performance.

Overall

A good exploration of just how off-game some of these early PopMart shows were. There are strong points and U2 never gives up on the show, managing a decent recovery by the time its wrapped up.

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