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I saw a video of Vancouver the other day - there was footage of Bono's mother. Weirdly, it made me think how the events in their past led them in their life 

 "Your life modeled by the anothers' hands" paraphrasing The Crystal BallRoom...

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I saw a video of Vancouver the other day - there was footage of Bono's mother. Weirdly, it made me think how the events in their past led them in their life 

I just love the performance of Iris from the opening, with the snippet of Mofo at the start.

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Is experience the loss of innocence or just the papering over of it with new rules? Does the light dim? Only come in brief flashes in crisis like a lighthouse or ambulance?

Not sure.

 

I think with the current show, they start off the show innocent and boisterous, like a young child - but still liable to run into the odd sharp-edged coffee table. But then gradually, as you move from Vertigo to I Will Follow to Iris, you can see the innocence start to slowly fade, and by Until the End of the World (a song about Judas's betrayal of Jesus) it's gone completely. The second half of the set, to me, is the beginning of the path of experience. By the end of the set, experience has set in fully. 

 

So, rather than it being the loss of innocence, experience is what replaces innocence. At least, that's what I think. 

 

Apologies for my rambling's lacking of any sense.

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