Comments: Setlist is incomplete, though 11 O'clock Tick Tock is known to have been the opener. This show was forgotten to the wider U2 fanbase until an article in the Western People newspaper in 2005. Since then further details have come to light. The town was not part of the rock touring circuit, and U2's appearance was an attempt to change that reality. A thin crowd of about sixty people attended but the band put in a good performance. However, it was marred afterwards when a row erupted and one of U2's crew was caught up in the middle. U2 rushed out from backstage to intervene and became the target of aggression - Bono was hit on the back with a chair and Adam's glasses were broken. The fight was finally broken up by police, fortunately without serious injuries. Two young local men were fined £9.50 each for thei roles in the fight. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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"My wife Ali has an aversion to violent films, so she thought if she put on Chopper, which is made by a friend of ours, it might do the trick. And indeed it did! We got to the hospital 20 minutes before the baby was born. Twenty minutes! She's an extraordinary girl."
- Bono talks about the birth of John Abraham, 2001
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In U2's early days when picking nicknames for each other, one of Bono's earliest was "Bon Smelly Arse".