"The job of rock'n roll is to blow people's heads. Everyone else is into nostalgia. It's really peculiar to me that at the far end of the 20th century you have all this obsession with the sixties. Let's do something that's forward looking and fresh. That's why we came up with this, what we had in our minds was to make a big sci-fi gospel show. We wanted Martin Luther King in the building, along with Elvis and anyone else we could find."
- Bono on Popmart, 1997
did you know
The song 'I Fall Down' is about a girl Bono knew named Julie. She's the daughter of a wealthy lawyer in New York, who ended up moving to Ireland and becoming involved in the same Bible group U2 were in. She later became involved with Pod, a roadie for U2 at the time, the 'John' in the song.