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U2 - War 3rd leg: European Summer Festivals

1983-08-14: Phoenix Park, Dublin - Ireland

( other U2 shows at this location )

<<< 1983-07-03 - Werchter | 1983-08-20 - St. Goarshausen >>>


2007-06-21 - U2- Phoenix Park 1983 submitted by Ronan Byrne

What a gig, as a then fiteen year old I was massively excited at the prosepct of this immense Gig (my first). Steel Pulse, Big Country, Eurythmic, Simple Minds and the hometown boys U2 to finish us off for good.

Everyone arrived carrying a stash of booze, whch had to be consumed by the time you got to the head of the queue. The stewards ended up with a mountain of booze, not much of it contributed by me (christ I suffered later). The speed drinking meant that Steel Pulse were a blur as my fifteen year old liver struggled to cope with the assault, recovered in time to to enjoy relative newcomers Big Country. Annie Lennox threw a strop (at one poiint threatening to quit) because the previously mentioned Punks insisted on throwing bottles onto the stage.

Simple Minds were superb, but the day and night belonged to Bono and the Boys. They left nothing behind with a powerful performance, had the crowd in the palm of their hand from minute one. Bono doing his now standard climb to the roof of the stage to plant the Irish tri-colour to a massive roar while belting out Sunday Bloody Sunday...

Absolutely immense gig, and the weather Gods shone on us as well (hey it's Ireland we're talking about)...

Sunburnt and hungover I went home a very happy camper...


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