1. Every month we have a U2 show in the spotlights, the show of this month took place on 1981-05-11 - Denver. You can download this show, read reviews or write your own review on the show page here. In this thread you can discuss this show!

    "Excellent Boy show with one of the best sounds available. At the break, Bono tries to open a bottle of champagne, but doesn't know how. That was very funny."



    1981-05-11 - Denver, Colorado - Rainbow Music Hall

    The Ocean
    11 O'Clock Tick Tock
    I Will Follow
    I Fall Down
    An Cat Dubh
    Into The Heart
    Touch
    Another Time, Another Place
    The Cry
    The Electric Co. / Yankee Doodle (snippet)
    Things To Make And Do
    Stories For Boys
    Boy-Girl / Let's Twist Again (snippet)
    Out Of Control

    encore(s):
    A Day Without Me
    Twilight
    I Will Follow

    Comments:
    We recently added a new recording of the amazing Boy show in the Rainbow Music Hall from 1981 with amazing sound. But that's not all we would recommend this show for, as it has many rarities from the early years of U2 including an early version of I Fall Down, the first ever snippet of Let's Twist Again and a different snippet in The Electric Co. At the break, Bono tries to open a bottle of champagne, but doesn't know how. He also thanked promoter Barry Fey, who later took the band to Red Rocks. A highly recommended show.

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    1981-05-11 - Denver, Colorado - Rainbow Music Hall
  2. I will be having a listen for sure.
  3. Very cool. Will give this one a listen for sure
  4. Not so fun fact: Bootlegs of this show have circulated as "fake bootlegs" for the show on March 28th, 1981. They usually have the name "Lost Broadcasts". Don't be fooled: they are recordings of this show.
    On a much lighter note, it's fun to hear a young Bono so unacquainted with champagne, before he did this as a routine:
  5. Also, I hope you don't mind nosy DJs talking during Into The Heart
  6. Ok, one last thing: it was during those days in their first show in Denver on March 28 when the band knew Chuck Morris and Barry Fey, who took the band to meet Red Rocks. "You'll play here some day", Chuck said. The rest is history.
  7. Day after Bono's 21st. That explains the champagne.

    Must listen to it soon.
  8. Absolute must have! I uploaded the "Messing With Champagne" source to our torrent section many years ago, overall it's one of the best bootlegs from the early 80s in my opinion!!
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