"As far as we're concerned, the Eighties were just a rehearsal. I mean that."
- Bono at the start of the Zoo TV tour.
The title of the song Hawkmoon 269 came from a place U2 passed by during the Conspiracy of Hope tour called Hawkmoon. The number 269 stands for the amount of mixes the song needed before it was ready, it took the band three weeks to record.