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U2 concert history
Yesterday in 1980
Acklam Hall, London
1981
The Old Waldorf, San Francisco
1982
Nassau County Community College Ballroom, Garden City
1983
Apollo Theater, Manchester
1985
Minneapolis Auditorium, Minneapolis
2001
Waldorf - Astoria Hotel, New York
2004
Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
Today in 1978
Church Hall, Dublin
1981
The Old Waldorf, San Francisco
1982
Alumnae Hall - Brown University, Providence
1983
Assembly Rooms, Derby
1992
Madison Square Garden, New York
Tomorrow in 1979
Institute of Technology, Dublin
1982
Nightclub, Phoenix
1983
Hammersmith Palais, London
1985
University Of Illinois Pavillion, Chicago
1992
Knickerbocker Arena, Albany
1998
Johannesburg Stadium, Johannesburg

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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 >>>


Review

2009-03-12 - tick tock! submitted by Michael Marsh

I was working at Anaheim Tower Records and got a promo copy of Boy in January. Some friends heard about the gig, and we were expecting something special.

We showed up in the afternoon to see them arrive off the bus for the soundcheck. I still wonder how or why we did that...

The club was a dive, a big old pool table in the center of the room. $5.50 to get in. Too much for one friend who decided to pass. (Define "regret") We were 18 and 19 and couldn't get a beer. I don't remember if we drank before entering. A band "Second Wind" opened. Rock ballady in a Foreigner way.

There were actually about 100 or so in the audience. The band had barely enough songs for a set, and they played "11 o clock tick tock" a second time as an encore. It was the eve of St. Patrick's Day and they were totally on fire.

Everybody knows them now, but at the time, we seriously thought we'd seen the best band ever. They weren't pompous, corny or lame like so many of the bands of that time. They were uniquely optimistic and sincere.

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