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Yesterday in 1981
Red Creek, Rochester
Grand Circus Theater, Detroit
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes
Invesco Field, Denver
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Today in 1981
Uncle Sam's, Buffalo
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago
Forum Di Assago, Milan
Madison Square Garden, New York
Invesco Field, Denver
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Tomorrow in 1980
Hope & Anchor, London
City Limits, Syracuse
Northrup Auditorium, Minneapolis
'Rockstars' Interview, Unknown
Forum Di Assago, Milan
Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid
Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia
US Airways Center, Phoenix
United Center, Chicago

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U2 - Boy 4th leg: North America

1981-03-16: The Woodstock Concert Theater, Anaheim - California

( other U2 shows at this location )

<<< 1981-03-15 - Los Angeles | 1981-03-18 - San Jose >>>


2008-08-11 - Woodstock Anaheim Show submitted by LeRoy A. Lucian

There may have only been a dozen or so in attendance who came just for the band , but there were about 100 or so in the club that night. The majority were there because it was their club. There were the slam dancers near the stage, the black leather and mascara (guys) who mostly hung near the bar and a veritable cornucopia of strangely attired humanity filling the voids. From the obligatory tall mohawks to this one girl with a swirl of white hair dyed pink on top that looked like a lit stick match.
I entered with 3 friends dressed not to impress, we came for the music. There were others there as well. One young long haired guy was dancing away with an old tape recorder on his shoulder. I heard later that there was a bootleg recording of the show. The sound quality must have been pretty poor. At one point this young couple walked through the door looking like they came straight from a school dance. She was wearing a prom type dress and he was wearing a blazer with a crest on the pocket. They took two steps in and stayed by the door all night, but they stayed. The sights before them must have been quite a cultue shock.
One little fact that few people probably know is that before it's incarnation as the Woodstock Concert Theatre ( a punk club) the building had been known as Rocky's Pub, a beer on tap, pool and darts establishment. Just the kind of place that the boys might have dropped into for a pint.
The next time I saw the boys was the Unforgettable Fire tour at the Sports Arena. The roar of the crowd was louder than the band, and so it goes.


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