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.
U2’s third and final Vertigo tour date in Mexico last night was filmed but will not be broadcasted like the rest of the Latin shows. The shows in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina will be aired on national television.
Last night’s audience was really loud and participative, again bringing thousands of balloons to delight the band. Bono sported a new jacket, similar to the one he wore during the Elevation tour with the American flag lining, but with the Mexican flag instead. The band offered a great performance, but Bono did not speak to the audience as much as the night before. He chose to dance with the same girl for both “Mysterious Ways” and “With or Without You.”
During “Beautiful Day,” Bono changed the lyrics to:
See the world in red and green
Mexico City in a waking dream
From Guadalajara to Monterrey,
Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco Bay
A new world is in motion
An after-show party was organized for the band, but they did not attend. Immediately after the show, U2 retired to their hotel.
City of Blinding Lights
Until the End of the World
New Year’s Day
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Beautiful Day / Cielito Lindo
Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of (semi-acoustic)
Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own
Love and Peace or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet the Blue Sky / Johnny Comes Marching Home / The Hands That Built America
Where the Streets Have No Name
With or Without You
Original of the Species
U2 started the party in Mexico City a day early. Hundreds of fans queueing outside Estadio Azteca listened to U2’s soundcheck yesterday. The band rehearsed 21 songs including “City of Blinding Lights, “Zoo Station,” “Miss Sarajevo,” and “Bad.” The Mexican fans who waited patiently outside the stadium and endured the freezing weather received a very special treat: the band ordered hundred of pizzas for them. So there you go: good music + good food = a good party!
According to our friends at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City, queuing accomodations are excellent… people just start two days in advance. A list has been drawn up, fans are given wristbands and are allowed to leave the queue, as long as they report back in early on show day. At 5.30 am this morning there were 1,000 fans at the doors. Plenty of police officers in attendance, no panic at all.