Alex & Martin capture U2 at Dublin 3

Fans are curious about the film cameras in place at U2’s Dublin II and III shows. From what we saw, the second night was filmed, with cameras all around the main stage (including a large crane on stage) and shelter (and possibly the rest of the stadium, can someone confirm this?). On night three, however, there were no large cameras, at least none visible from our spot front stage.

We did see French directors (at least we’re fairly sure it was them) Alexandre Courtes and Martin Fougerole (responsible for the Vertigo and COBL promos) who were on stage for the entire show. You can see Alexandre in this picture, as he’s following The Edge going down the B-stage during Love and Peace or Else:

Sniper alert (Alex filming The Edge)

The duo took pictures with SLR cameras and were filming parts of the show (as well as the audience before the gig started) with mini DVs. Whether the footage shot at Dublin will see the light of day is as yet unknown… we can’t help but hope it was a dry run for a video shoot in Amsterdam.

16 thoughts on “Alex & Martin capture U2 at Dublin 3

  1. From Willie’s diary:

    The show was just being filmed for archival purposes – there’s no particular end in mind for the footage, but given that this was U2 at home it seemed rude not to record the proceedings in some way.

  2. From Willie’s diary:

    The show was just being filmed for archival purposes – there’s no particular end in mind for the footage, but given that this was U2 at home it seemed rude not to record the proceedings in some way.

  3. Are there any plans to shoot in Amsterdam then? Would be awesome! Love to see myself on DVD. 😉

  4. Are there any plans to shoot in Amsterdam then? Would be awesome! Love to see myself on DVD. 😉

  5. Hey! Hey! Hey! Coming from Amsterdam, and having been in the ArenA more than once, I just have to say that it…is indeed dead ugly. Bugger.

  6. Hey! Hey! Hey! Coming from Amsterdam, and having been in the ArenA more than once, I just have to say that it…is indeed dead ugly. Bugger.

  7. Flygirl, are my friends right when they say that the sound is absolutely awful in the Arena? (They even won’t come with me because of that…)

  8. Flygirl, are my friends right when they say that the sound is absolutely awful in the Arena? (They even won’t come with me because of that…)

  9. The ArenA is best known for it’s horrendous sound, yeah. I saw Bowie there last year, and he was totally taking the piss out of it, cupping his ear and listening to the echo…

    I have two recordings of that night. One is echoville, the other is excellent. I think it very much depends on where in the place you are. If it’s good sound you want, stand in front of the soundbooth…

    It’ll be alright if they have the sense to actually open the roof, but I doubt that will happen.

  10. The ArenA is best known for it’s horrendous sound, yeah. I saw Bowie there last year, and he was totally taking the piss out of it, cupping his ear and listening to the echo…

    I have two recordings of that night. One is echoville, the other is excellent. I think it very much depends on where in the place you are. If it’s good sound you want, stand in front of the soundbooth…

    It’ll be alright if they have the sense to actually open the roof, but I doubt that will happen.

  11. Yeah, ArenA is not a very good venue for shows I’m afraid, soundwise. I was an extra in the opera Aïda there once, a huge production where they charged ridiculous amounts of money for tickets and I don’t think the people way up in the stands could here a thing. What’s worse, I couldn’t even hear the music properly, I was with a group of girls that were supposed to be priestesses, way up high on a scaffolding on stage and we could hardly hear anything ourselves, the whole thing was a disaster, haha.
    Then again, Joe O’Herlihy (O’Henrahen? O’Beardahey?) is supposed to be a wizard when it comes to sound, maybe he can work things out. And o yeah, OPEN THE ROOF! Otherwise Bono won’t even have to ask us to sing ‘No More!’, he will just hear the echo of his own voice over and over again. Then again, he supposedly likes that sound 🙂

  12. Yeah, ArenA is not a very good venue for shows I’m afraid, soundwise. I was an extra in the opera Aïda there once, a huge production where they charged ridiculous amounts of money for tickets and I don’t think the people way up in the stands could here a thing. What’s worse, I couldn’t even hear the music properly, I was with a group of girls that were supposed to be priestesses, way up high on a scaffolding on stage and we could hardly hear anything ourselves, the whole thing was a disaster, haha.
    Then again, Joe O’Herlihy (O’Henrahen? O’Beardahey?) is supposed to be a wizard when it comes to sound, maybe he can work things out. And o yeah, OPEN THE ROOF! Otherwise Bono won’t even have to ask us to sing ‘No More!’, he will just hear the echo of his own voice over and over again. Then again, he supposedly likes that sound 🙂

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