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"The Latin Americans have the sexy end of Catholicism. They have carnivals, which we don't have in Northern Europe. We have all of the denial but none of the celebration." — Bono

by Jay

This was the first and only time I've seen U2. The show opened with "Zoo Station," and it became apparent immediately that this was not the same Bono I'd seen in "Rattle and Hum." Clad in shiny leather and wrap-around sunglasses, he began with a high-kicking dance step. They performed several "Achtung Baby" songs in a row, and they were excellent. My favorite was "The Fly." The video screens, light show, and dangling Trabants created an amazing sense of technology gone amuck and sensory overload. My favorite moment in the show was a faithful-to-the-original rendition of "Where the Streets..."

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