It’s a U2 and Tom Brady world we live in
U2 and Tom Brady are awesome and have been for decade(s) and yet you hate Tom Brady like you hate U2. It’s probably just because you hate yourself.
In 1997, U2 launched the PopMart tour, summarily known as the last, loudest and biggest piece of campy shit in rock history.
By design, the tour spiraled far beyond Spinal Tap proportions of ridiculous excess. It featured four Dubliners on stage backed by a 165-food LED screen, Simpsons animation and a lot of postmodern detritus including a giant meta lemon that did nothing but look lemony and malfunction (frontman Bono even got stuck inside during shows in Norway and Japan).
The tour was the companion set piece and visceral embodiment of the band’s biggest bust album, Pop. Audiences, however, seemed OK with the disposable consumer culture statement U2 was trying to make while spoonfeeding them $100…
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