Artist: U2

Date: 1997-07-01

Location: Foxboro, MA - Foxboro Stadium

Medium: SHN

Equipment / Source: unk


First Night In Foxboro
Foxboro, Massachusetts

01 July 1997

Attendance: 93,946 (both nights combined)
Support: Fun Lovin' Criminals

Disc 1: (70:29)

1. Pop Muzik
2. Mofo
3. I Will Follow
4. Gone
5. Even Better Than the Real Thing
6. Last Night On Earth
7. Until the End of the World
8. New Year's Day
9. Pride (In the Name of Love)
10. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
11. All I Want Is You
12. Staring At the Sun
13. Karaoke: Sweet Caroline
14. Miami
15. Bullet the Blue Sky

Disc 2:(54:29)

1. Please
2. Where the Streets Have No Name
3. Lemon
4. Discotheque
5. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
6. With Or Without You
7. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
8. Mysterious Ways
9. One
10. MLK

Per Pimm:

"These final two gigs of the first leg are almost on home turf for U2. Lots of people end up on stage this show. During Miami, it's a girl wearing a little sequined dress, with the emphasis on little. Bono, who has been playing air guitar with his stars and stripes umbrella is temporarily distracted and camera man Mark O'Herlihy zooms in on her glittering bum. His camera is live, so the shot ends up 50 feet tall on the screen. She's not wearing much in the way of underwear either. In the end she's a little bit too forward with Bono which seems to freak him out a little, so he lets her go back to her seat. Three other girls are called up and chase Bono during the end of the song. Pride's another sing-along success and the band bow in awe to the audience.

"The stage is very high in Boston, with an uneven surface. Those near the front have a hard time seeing any of the band, nand those on the wrong side of the catwalk find it hard to see the main stage. There are some problems with local security in Boston, who are very strict and try to usher people back into their seats throughout the show.

"Coming up to the end of this leg of the tour, Please has become a show stopper; an absolutely mental array of music, images and vocals in which Bono truly lets go on his vocals, belting out a primal, tribal wail. Larry has found just the right touch of the Sunday Bloody Sunday cadence, subtly working it into the song, hinting at rather than force-feeding the reference.

"A fan works his way onto the stage during Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me. Security nearly catch him, but Bono jumps in to protect the man. Bono then sings the song with his head in the fan's lap."


Thanks again to Justin on this one, another gift to the group...this was another in the series of frustrating concerts to obtain, as every version sent to me was lossy...although the source is unknown, no one else came up to volunteer having a known source, so I have gone ahead and seeded this is the case with any torrent here, if this description is not up to your standards, please just don't bother to download it, we can all hope that eventually a master/known source version will be shared...but this will fill a hole for many collectors in the meantime.

From Justin's description on his comprehensive website:

NOTE: This is a very nice audience recording of the first PopMart concert in Foxboro. Sound quality and clarity are both excellent, with the music having a very crisp sound. Audience noise is minimal.

These files were sent to me in FLAC format by Justin on DVD, and are shared without alteration...other details are not available.


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