1987-07-25 - Cardiff, Wales - Arms Park


Performance notes: After a fan organises a petition with more than 10,000 signatures requesting U2 to play Wales, this concert is booked. It is only the second rock concert at Cardiff Arms Park (David Bowie was first in June 1987). Bono explains that the show is particularly special for The Edge, who is of Welsh heritage. He says that Edge's father would say "one day my boy will play Cardiff Arms Park", but meant rugby, not music. So Edge is given a rugby ball and he kicks it well into the crowd.
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  1. The Joshua Tree (7)
  2. The Unforgettable Fire (4)
  3. War (3)
  4. Boy (2)
  5. October (1)
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review by cesar_garza01

9 years ago


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Between 3 and 3.5 stars, but very listenable.
Recording: "Edge Plays Rugby Football" - 3.5 stars


Really great, but the recording does not do them justice. Nice interaction in Party Girl.


A very good show with nice surprises. Edge returns to Wales and he receives an ovation after I Will Follow. Highlights: TUF, Exit, In God's Country: The band did a reprise of the final solo, which was cool. In Sunday Bloody Sunday, instead of the usual repeated last chorus, Bono only sang the last words with Edge on guitar, also a nice touch. Springhill Mining Disaster (Bono again kisses the crowd's ass by saying that they "never performed it outside" --yeah, right). New Year's Day: The "maybe the time is right" part makes a comeback! At the end of Pride, Bono does an unlisted snippet of All You Need Is Love. WOWY was very special. Bono's voice was not the best, but he extended the Shine Like Stars snippet, improvising a lot. It was very cool.

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