"When you become that popular in such a short period, it can be hard to know where the ground is. You can get pretty out of touch. So as a band we slipped and slid all over the place. And we loosened up. We wanted to, because we were fed up with being the stoic men in the desert of those albums."
- Adam on the Joshua Tree period 2011
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The Popmart stage design, which looked like a supermarket, appealed to Bono as a supermarket, with its myriad choices and temptations, could function as a metaphor for U2's songs, as they often deal with the struggle between desire and faith.