1997-12-12 - Seattle, Washington - The Kingdome


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songs per album

  1. Pop (8)
  2. Achtung Baby (4)
  3. The Joshua Tree (4)
  4. War (3)
  5. Boy (1)
  6. The Unforgettable Fire (1)
  7. Rattle and Hum (1)

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show attendees: 37

13 users from Washington:
Donquiballez, Trancelation, WarholSuperstar, ballardmama, bugstuff, chienjas, dmbinshoreline, erikbartlett, johnnyhub, pastordanb, rhstewart, tls_sea, u2mofo

3 from Texas: darlingnikki44, dreamsister, kerouacisdead
3 from Minnesota: dlefremmos, jimbobob, moneyman2u
3 from Canada: airkore, mysteriousdays, sholbech22
2 from California: allad1nsane, mtnfox
1 from Utah: jmosher
1 from Arizona: bonoschild
1 from Oregon: joedpowell
1 from Idaho: BradF
1 from Australia: shae1
1 from New York: AWOLSCOUT
1 from Alabama: logan2u2
1 from United Kingdom: elanem12
1 from Michigan: lorenzoodone
1 from Alaska: alaskanu2fan
1 from Georgia: NiamhOisin
1 from Nevada: u2fan1977

review by Thefredmartin

6 years ago


It's hard to say if it was the band or just the technical difficulties that made the band's performance less than stellar. There were definitely amazing moments, but there were also flubs that shouldn't happen with the biggest band in the world.

Also, when you're up close you can see the hiccups better. One thing to note was Bono's spirit. I think he was having a horrible night. Seriously. See the overall show rating below.


This part is only rated, not commented on
Recording: "IEM-AUD Matrix" - 5 stars


The greatest revival - I mean we took the Kingdome to church - happened at this show, only because of the audience.


Hey Lads and Lassies! It's been a long time since this show, nearly twenty years, but it's a story I've told a thousand times to a thousand people and I still can't believe how moving this show was.

The show tech was going so badly that Bono, ever the optimist, beat the life out of his microphone. He was pissed and we in the front row knew it. I don't think the rest of the stadium could see it. It was like being close to a fight. Only the people close by could see the emotion and anger.

So me and my friends did the only thing we knew how to do - we started singing. It ended up being the greatest U2 moment I think I could possible have had. Honestly.

I wrote a lot about it in a post on my blog HERE. I hope you'll like it.

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"IEM-AUD Matrix"

  • Origins: Audience microphone, IEM
  • Credits: JEMS (Audio Taper)
  • Equipment: Sony TCD D7 (Audio recording device), Wavelab (Sound Editor), Nakamichi CM-700 (Microphone)
  • Lineage: *Source One: JEMS audie Nakamichi 700s > Sony TCD-D7 DAT *Source Two: Edge IEM feed via scanner > DAT JEMS master DAT + IEM DAT clone > Wavelab > CD-R > xACT extraction > .wav > FLAC > MP3
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"Popmart In Seattle"

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  • Lineage: Edge IEM feed via scanner > DAT > ? > MP3 (192 kbps).
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