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

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#41 Jeff

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:41 PM

Indianapolis, IN on Nov 1 1987, the band opened for themselves disguised as a oountry and western band, calling themselves The Dalton Bros! Crazy stuff, know one knew who it was at first!!



#42 ScatterofLight

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:08 AM

Yep, saw them in Paris twice (Zenith and Vincennes) and Rochester.  



#43 cincy mike

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:52 AM

Pontiac Silverdome April 30, 1987...First U2 concert (a religious experience)

Rupp Arena, Lexington,Kentucky October 23, 1987 - Amazing performance.

#44 jeffwalsh

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 06:58 PM

Sadly, I did shift from curiosity into fan during Joshua Tree, but it was after the local show had happened or was sold out... so Zoo TV was my first time seeing them live.



#45 joshthetree

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:00 PM

Indianapolis, IN on Nov 1 1987, the band opened for themselves disguised as a oountry and western band, calling themselves The Dalton Bros! Crazy stuff, know one knew who it was at first!!


Bet that was fun to see
fact is fiction and TV reality

#46 mikeaustin63

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 12:33 AM

Tarrant County Convention Center (Ft. Worth) Nov 24, 1987... 'Love' came to town for the first time...

 

So funny, I remember being so disappointed when the first show sold out (Smithereens opened) and as my mate and I were getting into the car from the ticketron(?) seller location, the local radio DJ said, "second show added"... We rushed back in and were 3rd in line. Got row 17 floor, but thought bummer that "only BB King" is opening this show.

 

Oh, how I would love to relive that night live instead of watching for myself on the Rattle & Hum video in the audience. So special. Was also the first date with my wife - hitting 28 years now - see you all in H-town and Toronto this year.



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 05:27 PM

My 1st U2 Show !

 

Paris June, 15

 

http://www.u2.com/tour/date/id/3876


JE SUIS CHARLIE

 


#48 mgoughler

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 09:58 PM

YES!  9/25/1987.  Philadelphia PA.  Memorable moments 1. When Bullet the Blue Sky started....a commercial jet I guess was on it's landing approach and flew dead center over the stage coming from behind it.  2. He let somebody on stage to play his guitar for a song and then, who could forget these words?  "Does anybody else want to play my guitar?   Bruce Springsteen....Bruce Springsteen wants to play my guitar!....I guess you know him?"  and the played Stand By Me.  That was 29 1/2 years ago and still burned into my memory banks!



#49 shanilea

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:30 PM

April. 1987 in Tucson, AZ. Waited outside of a department store overnight to buy a ticket!

#50 J3Davis

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:15 AM

14 November 1987.  Oakland Coliseum.  

 

Saw Armand Vaillancourt spray paint on U2's backdrop after Bono spray painted on his sculpture a few days earlier. 

 

Just Awesome.



#51 paddywoods

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:37 PM

I was lucky to see the Joshua Tree tour in Dublin back in the day.Roll on 22nd July.Can not wait.

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#52 NAOMHAN

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 07:02 PM

First U2 concert was in Cork August 87 left my hometown @ 6 am on bus for 9hrs what fun when you were 17yrs old

#53 dhaygood

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:21 AM

December 12, 1987 Hampton Va. The last show of the JT tour. Larry sang Teqelia Sunrise and the Dalton Bros. played. The band had so much energy it was surreal. 



#54 craiggibbo

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:02 PM

Hell yeh,way back 1987,saw them at Leeds ,what a show,what a night,will never forget,U2 at their best,also backing them that night were The Pretenders and The Mission .

 

 



#55 biglab

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:03 PM

Nassau veterans memorial coliseum 1987. Great show! I was 16 with lots of black hair and a red hot red headed Irish girl friend!



#56 gibbo1968

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:21 AM

birmingham n.e.c august 3rd for me



#57 zoomcat

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:07 AM

I was at the 1987 San Diego show.  Can't wait to hear the whole thing live this time around!



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:18 AM

Murrayfield stadium -1987 ,a great show , Dublin this time around /so looking forward to it on their own ground

#59 rudolfje1

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 01:49 PM

The Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam is where I saw them in 1987 and that should have been the same stadium for this tour as well. The sound quality has always been so poor in the Amsterdam Arena.



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:16 PM

my uncle brought me to see u2 in 1987 that was my fist u2 gig and they were great

30 years on and i am bring my family to see them 

can wate for croke park 2017 

 






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