1980-09-07 - London, England - Lyceum Ballroom


Comments: U2 are billed as "U.2." and receive a lacklustre response from the crowd despite the band's - especially Bono's - efforts to gain their attention and generate enthusiasm. The most extreme example of this is when Bono leaps off a PA stack during The Electric Co., rips his pants wide open, and yells at the crowd "I'm wearing these for you! I'm wearing these for you!"
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  1. Boy (7)
  2. B-sides and singles (2)
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review by cesar_garza01

3 years ago


The band wanted everyone to notice them.


The new sound is certainly better and I actually enjoyed listening to the boot. Some songs are clear (Stories For Boys), others not so much (second 11 O'Clock), but it's certainly an improvement.
Recording: Audience microphone - 2.5 stars


You can actually hear the crowd clapping between all songs, so they were there.


2nd Boy show and Bono came out with the attitude that everyone should notice him. Good early performances. During Electric Co. and the second 11 O'Clock Bono was yelling to the audience, trying to grab their attention (I heard he ripped his pants or something like that). Good show overall.

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