"The contrast between the crowds and the joy of a U2 show and then this kind of silence the next day and family life slightly freaked me out. I hadn't yet figured out the psychology of this, that you empty yourself on stage so there is a hollowness that follows a big night like that."
- Bono on the 1987 Joshua Tree tour
did you know
The title of the song Hawkmoon 269 came from a place U2 passed by during the Conspiracy of Hope tour called Hawkmoon. The number 269 stands for the amount of mixes the song needed before it was ready, it took the band three weeks to record.