August 07, 2005

City of Blinkenlights

I thought that the lighting setup at the U2 show was made up of conventional decorative lights, like bulbs or neon. Well, turns out that I was wrong.

Scraping across oil-stained concrete, it bunches up anthropomorphically. Heaving up, Transformer-like, it comes alive, its shoulders the housings of giant speaker arrays, trailing epaulets of LED lighting.

Well, excuuuuse me. So I'm not a seminal science fiction author with full backstage access to the show. Good to see that the band is keeping up with the latest and greatest in solid-state lighting technology, anyway.

Posted by mikewang on 01:57 PM