45 Years of U-2

U-2’s First Appearance on Television in 1978
U-2 in September 2023 Opening the Las Vegas Sphere

Much can be said about the intersection of the two videos above. But perhaps the most evident one to me is the contrast between innocence and maturity.

The top video is so much about innocence. So much that when the camera stays on the drummer of U-2 he becomes shy. The band’s first recording in 1978.

Contrasted with the opening of the 2023 Sphere in Las Vegas.

I maintain the change from message to medium.

The path that iconic artists in society follow.

Like a type of Zen short-hand scribbling. The two videos speak for themselves in showing the young and old in the iconic U-2 band. There could hardly be two better videos to contrast.

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