Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Not in the picture

U2 gave a free concert in Brooklyn yesterday. I'm still trying to figure out what the band intended by choosing this location. The Brooklyn Bridge is definitely a nice back-drop, but the missing towers behind it make the background much more non-descript than it used to be. I don't believe this is unintentional.

I'm not trying to say anything negative, but I'm trying to guess at the symbolism of that exact shot, which was one of the most identifiable New York City scenes.

They were filming the video for All Because of You, which contains the lyric
Some people get squashed crossing the tracks

Some people got high rises on their backs

I’m not broke but you can see the cracks

You can make me perfect again