South Florida Sun Sentinel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 24, 2011 · 68
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South Florida Sun Sentinel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida · 68

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Friday, June 24, 2011
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J CO o 111 z o o U5 Z z LU z CO """ The U2 360 tour brings the world's largest stadium set to Sun life Stadium on Wednesday. The stage, inspired by the Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport, turns the audience into an undulating backdrop to the show. Top of spire: 170 feet from the ground Spire outfitted with 34 moving lights, pair of mirrored disco balls ?CAnCrnCC WIEIAf The 74-ton transformable video screen fuses juu uLuntt view 170 ft. -135 ft. Circular lights add highlights during show Octagon roof holds overhead lighting ;. i Los Angeles International Airport Theme Building U2 360 stage Diagonally symmetrical fabric skin covers steel trusses and shelters stage from sun and rain technology, engineering and sculpture. fc J Retracted screen The 500,000-pixei screen -U,,, f SI lUHi IIVC LUI JLCI I I UUldtt Expanded screen The inverted cone-shaped screen opens during "The Unforgettable Fire" and closes during "Vertigo." 4 1 How the screen works The wraparound screen is made up of 888 LED panels connected to an undercarriage of scissor beams. Scissor beam BUILDING THE STAGE A 0 r, i : " jr O Assemble octagon roof and four legs ? on the ground. r;; O Llft octagon roof into air, lift legs upright, lower octagon roof, attach to legs. N O Install spire, attach lighting and sound equipment to structure, y" raise video screen, ( A . j vh Three spotlight operators ' in parh Ipo fnllnuu i . o members of U2 during f the performance to.." Speakers V ' JJL- f -' "V' ... jr LED panel v 7 ' One pixel -: :;;;:; i;'.'; : r : ? 10 feet .'- 5 feet 1 1 1 V 7-story screen Zdfi( Camera operator on each rl leg stands on platform r O Assemble stage. Setup: 4 days Teardown: 2 days LEAPFROGGING STAGES The skeletons of three stages, which cost approximately $25 million each, leapfrog from city to city, allowing U2 to perform while the next show Is under construction, V i V A I . t ' : a.' 'sv.y ' fi sounaana Li- ';- t I! lighting gear Sneakers I : f 360-dfgree video screen Support legs house moving lights, strobes and spotlights Elliptical runway rings .main stage .H5 .'SSI 1 ff , , ' " Stage width: Edge of stage rimmed ' V. 74 feet with lights """N - Height: 82 feet ' . Arched bridge , spans audience ' v .-p.v.,. V , v. HT, ) wl iill,m tfjg, wrhftfl Mart flst(, pfmta.Hon tw Jiw IVrr, lrt, lr Sl.fn t)Vn Hfjltlf tOI I ttWB WrtWI, buseco. HMinnMn ttwiaiw. Imwwi w Utsigin. wnt I UWht, U OnR Uignms u 1W. Uw or Stage Expanded Scissor beams expand pulling LED panels apart when screen is expanded. . Retracted LED panels are flush against one another when screen Is retracted. LED panel I f Scissor beams I LIGHTING EFFECTS Seven lighting platforms ringing the stadium illuminate the audience as well as the fabric , skin wrapping the stage. Lighting platform V LOt ANOEirS TIMtS 00 73 O c c z o c z 11 n o s tn c z w m Z H

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