Opening Act(s): PJ Harvey, Big Audio Dynamite II
Zoo Station, The Fly, Even Better Than The Real Thing, Mysterious Ways, One-Unchained Melody, Until The End Of The World, New Year’s Day, Numb, Zooropa, Babyface, Stay (Faraway, So Close!), Satellite Of Love, Bad-The First Time, Bullet The Blue Sky, Running To Stand Still, Where The Streets Have No Name, Pride (In The Name Of Love). Encore(s): Desire, Ultraviolet (Light My Way), Love Is Blindness, Can’t Help Falling In Love.
Tonight’s concert features the live debut of Babyface. MacPhisto’s call after Desire is to the author Salman Rushdie, who had been in hiding since January 1989 after Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa (religious edict) on Rushdie calling for his death, due to Rushdie’s novel “The Satanic Verses”. It turns out Rushdie is actually in the venue and he comes on stage and hugs Bono. It is his first public appearance since 1988 and it receives worldwide media attention. A few years later, U2 recorded a song written by Rushdie entitled The Ground Beneath Her Feet and it appears on some editions of All That You Can’t Leave Behind.
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