How many of you were at the original Joshua Tree tour?

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#21 buzz2


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 10:26 PM

Saw U2 at the Oakland Coliseum in November 1987 with the BoDeans and The Pretenders. I remember that this show was after the "graffiti" incident at the Embarcadero fountain where Bono spray painted "Rock N Roll Stops the Traffic" on it.  U2 that night had the artist who had created the fountain come on stage with the band and had him graffiti their stage set. I thought that was pretty cool. Still have the Joshua Tree bolo tie that they sold that night.  I think I may have to break it out for the Rose Bowl Shows.

#22 thegrunter


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 11:25 PM

I was!


Foxboro, MA, when Bono's arm was still in a sling.

#23 jambo_dondo


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:31 PM

Wembley on the Saturday (June 13?)

Elland Rd Leeds - July 1st. I got hit on the head by a flying bottle, needed stiches and then missed the coach home so slept in a train station overnight

Cardiff Arms Park July 25th - missed the coach there!!! so got 2 National Express coaches there then somehow found the original missed coach and got home

Murrayfield - August 2nd I think -  there and back without incident, although we had terrible tickets at the very back so we hopped over the fence and onto the pitch

Yes- I remember seeing quite a few people hop the fence onto the pitch at Murrayfield- quite a few chased by security too!

#24 jaburton


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 07:14 PM

LA Sports Arena - 4/18/87

LA Coliseum - 11/17/87

#25 johnovox


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:48 PM

May '87 Worcester (my first show ever - grounded for UF tour!). 

Sept '87 Boston Garden (two shows) - house lights only for first half of one show and turned into a party.  Little Steven from the Estreet band opened (before he became Sil on the Sopranos!).  First concert for my brother and bringing him back this summer

#26 badlands65


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 12:34 PM

April 2 1987 - Opening night of the tour in Tempe and my first U2 show. Bono's voice was gone, but the crowd singing with ( and for ) him made it a special show. Like nothing I had seen or heard before.

April 5 1987 - Tucson and Bono's voice is back. The  capacity of the Tucson Community Center is 9000. Is this the smallest show of the tour?

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 01:07 PM

Friday, Sept 25 , 1987.


JFK Stadium, Philadelphia.


17 years old. 1st U2 show. Incredible. As opening drums of Bullet start a huge plane flies low over stadium (airport close by) and everyone points their fingers skyward like a scene from close encounters.


Bono, says" would anyone like to play me guitar? Would Bruce Springsteen like to play my guitar?" Place erupts as Bruce comes out and they sing Stand By Me.


Haven't missed a tour since and I'll be on the rail in GA in Philly 30 years later, but with my family in tow and a close friend who as there with me in 87'. Can't wait!!

#28 yardie


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 01:58 PM

A balmy Sunday evening in Dublin, June 1987. On the pitch. (listened to the Saturday night show from an alleyway about 500yrs from the ground). Special times.

"If there is a light we can't always see"...."there is a light, don't let it go out."       

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 01:59 PM

Yep, Wembley on 13/6/87, the saturday iirc and then Cardiff Arms Park shortly after !!! Brilliant.    



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 07:40 PM

Saw them Wembley, Cardiff, Leeds, and Murrayfield. The best year of the 80s as the following year 88 I lost my dad. Taking my 15 yr old son to Twickenham, in God's country live again will make my day.

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#31 Bucko


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:05 AM

Both Nights at Wembley Stadium.... 


Saturday was my favourite night.

#32 ourmaninbananas


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:24 AM

  • Wembley Arena 2nd June
  • Wembley Stadium 11-12 June
  • Dublin Croke Park 27 June 1987 (met Bono at his Martello Tower home in dun laoghaire in the morning, and failed to tell him it was my 19th birthday), some bloke climbed up on the stadium roof...

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#33 chris bates

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:41 PM

Birmingham NEC 3rd June

Wembley Stadium 12th & 13th June

Elland Rd Leeds 1st July

Cardiff Arms Park 25th July

Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium 1st August 

Birmingham NEC 4th August

#34 pao6cs


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:09 PM

Worcester, MA - May 3, 1987

#35 moyabean


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:23 PM

Oct. 11, 1987
Rochester, NY
Silver Stadium (demolished in 1998)

My first U2 concert. Bono had his arm in a sling after hurting his shoulder during another concert a few nights before, some lucky guy got to play guitar on stage, and I practically died and went heaven when they played Unforgettable Fire.

#36 km0677


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:13 PM

Austin and Houston the first time. Dallas this time.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:27 PM

Very vivid memories of seeing them in Vancouver 1987.  Including the crowd singing '40' as we were leaving through the tunnels of the stadium after the show.  Amazing night

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#38 notthesame


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:18 AM

This was my first tour and I was fortunate enough to live in New Mexico in 1987.
10 April Las Cruces
7 November Denver
19 and 20 Tempe
What a year!

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 03:25 PM

St. Louis. Game 7 of the World Series. Cardinals vs Twins. Bono comes out wearing a Cardinal's jacket.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:22 PM

6.6.1987 Gothenburg, Sweden

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