1981-03-18 - San Jose, California - San Jose State College Auditorium


Performance notes: This show is hopelessly over-packed; the venue is only designed to hold 1,000 people but approximately 2,000 cram in to see U2.
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  1. Boy (10)

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review by Dystopian45

8 years ago


So young and so excited the band seemed to be rocking it out in one wacky room at San Jose State.


I have no complaint of the sound quality as there is no other documenting this show. I cherish hearing a show again that I attended over 30 years ago.
Recording: Audience microphone - 3 stars


Oh boy did we have a blast at this show. Trampoline floor and all.


As I remember it, this was a free show or cost next to nothing to attend. It was held in the student union ballroom of San Jose State University. This room was built to be earthquake proof and the floor was suspended on something like springs. When the floor got packed and the music started and people started moving in time with the music the floor started to act like a trampoline. No kidding. If you timed your jump you could launch yourself 3 to 4 feet off the floor. They had to have crew guys hold the P.A. system in place as everything started to wobble. I saw XTC, Huey Lewis, Fabulous Thunderbirds and more in this room and all the shows were amazing with a very intimate vibe. I miss those days.

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