… and send it to Matt McGee.
As you all know Matt runs atU2.com. Over the past few months he’s been busy writing his book ‘U2 – A Diary’ and he’s just handed in his manuscript – we know how that feels!. He’s now looking for pictures to illustrate the book. You’ll find all the details on his book blog. But he’s looking for the following in particular:
- The “fan displays” at the Vertigo Tour gigs.
- Photos of Bono changing his shoes during “I Will Follow” at the July 7, 2005, show in Berlin.
- Photos of the PopMart Lemon getting stuck in Oslo, August 1997.
- Photos of U2 fans in line at Point Depot for tickets, November 1989.
Think you can help?
To celebrate (and, let’s face it, promote) the release of U2’s ‘Live from Mexico City’ on DVD there a new dedicated site for it. Go check it out at popmart.U2.com and enjoy the 20 minute PopMart Rotterdam audiocast. Registered members can access all areas, including Willie’s diary and U2’s Sarajevo press announcement.
From Willie’s diary at U2.com’s members only section we learn that while the band were in Mexico, they shot a video for ‘One’ with Mary J. Blige:
“I wandered for a while before flagging down a cab and heading to an old theatre in the same part of town where U2 were shooting a video with Mary J. Blige. Mary’s version of ‘One’ is on her current album, so I’m guessing it’ll be a single, hence the video. I wasn’t involved in the shoot professionally, but it’s always interesting to see how the other half lives. Paul Hunter was directing, whilst Jeff Cronenweth and team were busy filling the theatre so full of smoke that it became almost impossible to see across the room. Looked pretty cool on camera, though.”
Willie’s diary also makes mention of a 3D concert shoot in Buenos Aires on March 1 and 2 for the production of an IMAX film. Atu2.com have more details:
“According to Definition Magazine, they’re using gear provided by Pace Technologies, which has Titanic, The Abyss, and several other Hollywood blockbusters on its portfolio. Also involved in the production is 3ality, a company which specializes in 3D viewing … get this … that doesn’t require any special eyewear.”
Enquiring minds want to know, is Hamish Hamilton involved? Because fast cuts + zooming + 3D = <small voice> yay?</small voice>