"It's a goodbye song of some kind. I feel like walking away from being in a band sometimes. For some people it may be like walking away from a a relationship. Sometimes you feel like walking away from life itself."
- Bono discussing 'Gone' in 1997
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.