"If you look at the cover of The Joshua Tree you see 4 very unhappy men.What nobody realizes is that it was minus 20 out there.We were freezing! Put any bastard out there and see if he's happy."
- Larry Mullen jr.
The show where the Red Rocks show was recorded would originally have been postponed due to bad weather, but the band couldn't afford this because they had a film crew over. That is the reason the show happened regardless.