We were this close to Bono. Thanks to the whole team who made it possible for us to experience the first-ever live-action digital 3-D film.
Bono, with the entire band, had to perform 10 songs in a cameras-only (in short, no audience please!) show to capture intimate close-ups. This was done the night before two public concerts in Buenos Aires.
A drum sequence during the song “Where the Streets have No Name.”
The U2 3-D movie was a combination of innovative digital 3-D imagery and multi-channel surround sound shot at U2’s live concert in South America during the final leg of their “Vertigo” tour to capture the crowd’s enthusiasm and excitement.
I really felt I was part of the crowd but I wished I had actively participated (rockin’ en rollin’)! The viewers were not ready for an extraordinary cinematic journey, a quantum leap beyond traditional concert films. Or maybe the audience cannot relate to U2’s set of songs.
One thing that entered my mind was that if I was really in that kind of concert, I should just bring the bare minimum to be prepared to jostle along with the crowd.
After the concert, it made me think what a beautiful show it was, even if we were not really there. I’m not too fond of watching concerts but I can’t wait for U2 to be here. I hear that PLDT would be bringing U2 here. I hope HB can afford to bring me there. I know that this cannot be compared to the actual U2 concert. Keeping fingers crossed!
Here’s the set of songs:
NEW YEAR’S DAY
SOMEIMTES YOU CAN’T MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN
LOVE AND PEACE
SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
BULLET THE BLUE SKY
U.N. DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE)
WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU
Running Time: 85 minutes
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