1992-08-16 - Washington, District of Columbia - Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

setlist

Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

  1. Achtung Baby (9)
  2. The Joshua Tree (5)
  3. War (2)
  4. Rattle and Hum (2)
  5. The Unforgettable Fire (2)

best song performances

  1. With Or Without You (24 votes)
  2. Ultra Violet (Light My Way) (23 votes)
  3. Zoo Station (7 votes)
  4. Desire (6 votes)
  5. The Fly (6 votes)
  6. Bad (4 votes)
  7. Until The End Of The World (4 votes)
  8. Even Better Than The Real Thing (4 votes)
  9. Mysterious Ways (3 votes)
  10. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (3 votes)
  11. One (3 votes)
  12. Sunday Bloody Sunday (3 votes)

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show attendees: 23

anstratdubh1979
California
HelloHelloHola
Maryland
Colin233
Maryland
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4 from Virginia: TheRealDP, anyopp, jdcranston, u2glenn
2 from Illinois: SilvioDante007, acroopnc1
2 from Texas: dutchterp7, rtask
2 from California: anstratdubh1979, u2fouru
1 from New York: stereomike718
1 from Chile: u232462
1 from District of Columbia: _Bishop_
1 from Florida: mira8
1 from Arkansas: gineryc
1 from Pennsylvania: zoopiglet
1 from Alabama: logan2u2

review by drewhiggins

13 years ago

Performance

Almost north of brilliant. What can you say about a band that decides to open their show with six songs from one album? You can just sit back, listen in awe and say to yourself; "Well, they're certainly a bunch of confident guys, aren't they". And they are.

You get a brilliant Shine Like Stars snippet and an awesome guitar solo by Edge for Love Is Blindness. But the performance did have a downside (as 99.91% of them do), and I feel the same way as Jeremy - the acoustic set of Angel of Harlem and I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. What a piss-weak effort. Hopefully it's never played like that again. Ever. And because I didn't like it, I'm gonna take one-and-a-half points from my total rating. But Bad and Sunday Bloody Sunday. One word...wow. Not since the Joshua Tree Tour (and even Lovetown) had I heard anything from U2 so very amazing and inspiring from the opening riff to the last drumbeat.

The mistakes on New Year's Day, Bad, Pride and Desire I actually thought brought a new kind of element, just like The Fly in U2:3D; to those songs. A shot in the arm to give them life, because you can't be 100% perfect all the time - even one of the best guitarists in the world can't be perfect.


Sound

The original source of which I had (I may have ripped it from a DVD) had lots of distortion and hissing, even when filtered with some audio editing software. To be fair, I compared both that and this new upgrade and I will say the upgrade sounded more refined to my hearing.

From Where The Streets Have No Name to Love Is Blindness, it still had hissing and distortion, but not as audible. Maybe the soundboard couldn't handle it properly, maybe the original lossless encode was poor to begin with and was never filtered and EQed as it should have been.

Luckily, the performances were top notch in that section, so it didn't stop me from listening. The bass, guitar, drums and vocals here are more than audible at all times with no stretched tape effects, and I doubt you'll find a better soundboard from the Zooropa Tour in 1992 sans crowd. Again as I said in a previous review, I'm amazed how these tapes continue to circulate in such high-quality, because surely they'd be worn out by now.


Audience

But no audience left me wondering whether they enjoyed it or not. Going by how good the Zooropa Tour was, I'd say more did than not....

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