Comments: Setlist is incomplete, though 11 O'clock Tick Tock is known to have been the opener. This show was forgotten to the wider U2 fanbase until an article in the Western People newspaper in 2005. Since then further details have come to light. The town was not part of the rock touring circuit, and U2's appearance was an attempt to change that reality. A thin crowd of about sixty people attended but the band put in a good performance. However, it was marred afterwards when a row erupted and one of U2's crew was caught up in the middle. U2 rushed out from backstage to intervene and became the target of aggression - Bono was hit on the back with a chair and Adam's glasses were broken. The fight was finally broken up by police, fortunately without serious injuries. Two young local men were fined £9.50 each for thei roles in the fight. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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"Buzzwords on this record were trashy, throwaway, dark, sexy, and industrial (all good) and earnest, polite, sweet, righteous, rockist and linear (all bad). And Berlin ... became a conceptual backdrop for the record. The Berlin of the Thirties—decadent, sexual and dark—resonating against the Berlin of the Nineties—reborn, chaotic and optimistic..."
- Brian Eno, on Achtung Baby
did you know
During a concert in Atlanta in 1985, Bono shined a spot light on his dad in the audience. His dad, Bob Hewson, responded by giving his son the middle finger.