Night 3 30th December 1989 , there was a magical night it was the best U2 gig I have ever been to, a great audience, a great intimate venue(compared to where they were playing) , a great set list , the band on top form and in their hometown, I think it has been widely recognised as their best hometown performance.
The 30th will always be my personal favourite. It didn't have Bad as the 31st or a killer One Tree Hill as the 26th, but it has the best Running To Stand Still ever (the crowd taking over on the Dirty Old Town snippets ranks high among my all time favorite live moments), the best WOWY ever (closing the concert for a change) and and overall feeling of awesomeness that cannot be topped. I will always hate ^u2lemonman^ for attending it
They are all incredible shows. When Bono's voice was on...from 87-89 it was so heavy and powerful. Christmas(Baby Please Come Home) is a perfect example. God Part II from 12/26 is another favorite. Oh, if I only could have been at those shows. But my experience at Tampa 12/5/87 was magical...and the ok audience recording helps me relive it from time to time. His voice on "Exit" was great.
"Adam became our manager and had cards printed up. For a while, Adam and Bono were certainly the two most vocal characters in the group, myself and Larry being a big younger. Adam's understanding of such exotic terms as gig and riff gave him a certain authority. I think we were using the word "rift" until Adam put us right. We were suitably impressed"
- Edge on Adam
did you know
In 2002, all four band members appeared on postage stamps in Ireland.