1980-11-11 - Canterbury, England - Kent University


Performance notes: U2 perform in the Junior Common Room of Rutherford College at Kent University. Tickets are £0.50 and all 150 sell out before the show. First known performances of "The Cry" and "Father is an Elephant".
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  1. Boy (8)

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review by TheOcean81

4 years ago


The band changed up the usual setlist a bit for this show, and it actually worked fairly well! Opening with an outstanding performance of Stories For Boys was an execellent choice, it's a shame the chatter of the audience hindered it's quality. This is also one of the first times we hear The Cry in front of The Electric Co. Overall, a pretty decent performance!


If it weren't for the students, this bootleg's audio quality would be recieving a minimum of 3.5 stars. Sadly, the chatter of the crowd really interferes with most of the songs, especially the opener and Another Time, Another Place. It's still listenable, but it could be so much better.
Recording: Audience microphone - 3 stars


The audience constantly is talking to each other through the whole show, and during certain songs they aren't really paying attention to U2. They do occasionally clap or cheer at songs, but their constant talk really ends up hurting the recording as a whole.


The highlights include Stories For Boys, The Cry/Electric Co., and Father Is An Elephant. Having that rare song closing the show is certainly unique and if it weren't for the chatty students this recording would be much better rated.

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