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I'm so sick of this kind of releases !!!!!!!
on 15 August 2004
I'm a serius U2 collector, and I've been collecting Bootlegs since 1999. I have many live concerts both on VHS and DVD, and I really can't stand why did U2 decide to release this such a bad concert as "Official" from Pop Mart Tour. I attended to several nights in European leg, and every single night I attended is far better than this one. Also I've a Mexican friend who attended the first Mexico night ( 02 December ) and he said me it was so much better than this one ( 03 December ) and he still doesn't understand why the band put the other night rather than the first one. He said me there was a lot of cameras the first night as well.
If you watch and listen carefully this performance, you can realise how bad it was. Bono's vocals are awful during the whole show, and he makes some jokes trying to hide his horrible condition. The other members are just so so, without moments on fire, really.
Also the crowd is bad, is so quiet, lazy, etc.
All fans we're collectors agree the best leg of Pop Mart tour was South America. The few concerts on Brazil, Argentina and Chile were outstanding. There're pro shot concerts from the 3 countries nights !!! and we simply can't stand the fact the band was so stupid and didn't release some of those concerts instead.
Chilean concert on 11 February 1998 was THE BEST of all from most of fans, and I agree. Without a doubt, the band played their best setlist of the tour, the crowd was awesome, as well the whole band, with Bono in a great shape,etc. Now collectors have the DVD from this show, and the cameras work was so good, really, and transmited by Chilean TV. Brazilian shows were trnnsmited by MTV, so the quality was really great.
If I had a little chance to be producer, and release the official DVD from Pop Mart tour, WITHOUT A DOUBT I'd go with Chile 11 February 1998, rather the shameful official VHS from Mexico city. Try to find VHS and DVD bootlegs instead, don't waste your money in this show !!!!