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Yesterday in 1978
Belfield Campus, University College Dublin, Dublin
1979
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1981
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1987
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1989
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2002
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2006
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2014
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1980
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1981
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1987
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1987
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1989
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2001
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2004
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2005
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2006
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2009
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2014
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2015
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Polytechnic, Wolverhampton
1989
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2001
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2005
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2006
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2014
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2015
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2018
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2019
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U2 - War 2nd leg: North America

1983-06-21: Jai Alai Fronton Hall, Orlando - Florida

( other U2 shows at this location )

<<< 1983-06-17 - Los Angeles | 1983-06-22 - Tampa >>>


Review

2009-04-14 - This is a blast from the past! submitted by David

I'm not really sure how I stumbled onto this website, but was just taken back 26 years to when I was only 19! I had been a fan of U2 since their first album Boy was released, and this Orlando show in 1983 was the first and only time I ever saw them live. Honestly, and I know this will rub a lot of people the wrong way, War was the last U2 album that I liked. So it's been a long time.

It's difficult to remember much detail from 26 years ago, but I do remember this was a wonderful, high-energy show. The boys were young and full of vitality, and their music still had a raw emotional edge to it. I remember being astounded at how Edge's guitar "rang", and how tightly they played as a band. At one point Bono marched around the stage with a large white "surrender" flag on a pole.

I also remember being highly impressed by the opening act, The Alarm. The album they were promoting, Declaration, is still one of my all-time favorites.

1983 was an interesting year for music in Orlando, with the Jai Alai fronton being one of the more bizarre venues to see a band (Jai Alai is a game similar to handball, with wagering; a fronton has the large playing area, which is where the stages were set up for concerts, and then there are about 500 seats, maybe more as I'm going on memory; at the shows lots of people tended to crowd on the floor in front of the stage, and the rest of the people sat in the seats). I lived there from 1971-1986, and music venues came and went too quickly. I don't remember the Jai Alai frontons being used for concerts much, but I was fortunate enough to see The Clash at this same venue sometime during the same summer I saw U2. That was a good year.

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