The heart is a bloom, shoots up through the stony ground <= skyscrapers downtown
There's no room, no space to rent in this town <= silverstin, better clear up some room!
Sky falls, you feel like It's a beautiful day <= why the sky falling would make this day beautiful?
You love this town even if that doesn't ring true. <= what exactly is not ringing true?
I'm in the waiting room / I can't see for the smoke / I think of you and your holy book / When the rest of us choke.
Following the Elevation Tour proper, the band performed a three-song set during the halftime of Super Bowl XXXVI. The set opened with "Beautiful Day," with Bono entering through the crowd. Next was "MLK". The highlight was a performance of "Where the Streets Have No Name" in which the names of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks were projected onto a tall backdrop, scrolling up towards the sky. At the end of the song the backdrop was released, descending to the ground in a gentle revisiting of the World Trade Center's fall. Bono then opened his jacket, which he had worn throughout the Elevation Tour, to reveal the American flag printed as the lining, an image that was widely reproduced in the media. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elevation_Tour
Friday, September 09, 2011 5:20 am
I was at their 2nd-ever US concert, The Bayou, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., on December 7, 1980. I went with a friend from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Bellew Sean McManus. We were there when the doors opened at 6 PM, immediately claimed a table up front, and sat down. A few minutes later, 4 scared-looking young guys came in. My friend heard their accent and immediately called out, "Hey Bono!" When those 4 guys heard a familiar Irish accent their faces lit up, and they came over and sat down. I actually talked to Bono for 15 minutes before their 2nd-ever US show!
http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/u2/video/ ... 55002.html
Maat wrote:In case anyone missed it, the mirror writing 'oops' is in my post of yesterday (before the thread page changed)
nonhocapito wrote:Maat wrote:In case anyone missed it, the mirror writing 'oops' is in my post of yesterday (before the thread page changed)
I considered it, Maat, and I am not sure that I am seeing what you see. The letters "ION" are upside down, and this is consistent with the spinning of the word "NATION" that we see happening (in fact, you simply flipped the image vertically to make it read right).
It is confusing that the backing strip should appear at the front at that point, not again at the back, which, you're right, seems truly odd.
On the other hand we are not seeing the front mirrored here, because the dark lines are missing. Actually the same thing happens at the beginning, with "7 Bil"
The thing is that the backing strip does not appear to run all the way to the back.
At the moment I have come to the conclusion that this is not a backing strip per se, upon which the letters have been glued: but rather a single piece of cutout paper where the lines have been printed.
In other words, when the piece spins, we see the backing strip as being in the back, only because the paper on the other side is printed in dark grey.
Not that this diminishes in any way the absurdity of what we are seeing.
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nonhocapito wrote:I'm not sure I'm following Maat!
Isn't this image:
simply flipped vertically here?
Now the writing reads correctly. Doesn't this show that the "nation" cutout simply flipped on itself floating around...? The video shows the cutout flipping and not simply rotating. In fact we see the back here, and not the front. Or am I being very stupid...?
lux wrote:BTW, I found the wedding ring. He's wearing it on a cord around his neck. It pops out from behind his head (under his right ear) briefly during the word cutout thing.
Also BTW, I don't see the words as being CGI nor Kelly hanging upside down. For one thing he'd be hanging at an angle and bent at the waist while manipulating objects. It would be awkward as hell. But, if he is upside down and if the words are CGI then the cord around his neck would have to be CGI too.
I don't completely rule out CGI but it just doesn't look like it to me. Except for the "interference" which is fake of course. The interference seems to be trying to convince us they are in space which makes me think they must not be or they wouldn't be trying to convince us. That's why I made the Vomit Comet conclusion.
There are tons of "weightless astronaut" videos with floating objects. It's not a big deal for them to do it. Whether they're really done in space is another matter but I think the weightlessness is either real or simulated via Vomit Comet or other means.
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