1987-05-09 - Hartford, Connecticut - Civic Center

setlist

  1. Stand By Me
  2. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  3. MLK
  4. The Unforgettable Fire
  5. Bullet The Blue Sky
  6. Running To Stand Still
  7. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  8. Exit / Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town (snippet) / Van Morrison's Gloria (snippet)
  9. In God's Country
  10. Trip Through Your Wires
  11. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Exodus (snippet)
  12. The Electric Co. / Light My Fire (snippet) / Break On Through (snippet)
  13. October
  14. New Year's Day
  15. Gloria
  16. Bad / Ruby Tuesday (snippet) / Sympathy For The Devil (snippet)

  17. encore(s):
  18. Where The Streets Have No Name
  19. I Will Follow
  20. With Or Without You / Shine Like Stars (snippet) / Love Will Tear Us Apart (snippet)
  21. 40
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songs per album

  1. The Joshua Tree (8)
  2. The Unforgettable Fire (4)
  3. War (3)
  4. Boy (2)
  5. October (2)
  6. Other songs (1)

best song performances

  1. Bad (5 votes)

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review by fleavox

3 months ago

Performance

This is another great show... a bit mixed setlist and amazing performance... Bono's voice was a bit rough... this was good for some songs, not so good for others, but yes, he was of fire...

He sang Pride in the Conspiracy of Hope style, great snippets in Exit (same of Hartford 1, not so good performance like this show for this song, but still in highlights)... well, all new songs were performed great, but Running To Stand Still was a bit weak (some fluctuations on sound for this song too)

Electric Co is great... in same style of other Joshua Tree performances, without The Cry with extended Break On Trough, Gloria is great too, Bad is excellent, a very inspired Bono using his rough voice in the first wide awake, and improvising extra verse between "come on down's part" and the snippets, this extra verse also maybe could be a not listed variation of Shine Like Stars...probably the best performance of the tour and one of the best of 80's

The encore is strong in performance, but again some fluctuations on Streets, With Or Without You is good, but not so great like other performances on this first leg of the tour, and 40 closes very well, with Bono singing some melody after first chorus



Sound

Good for audience, sounds like 3,75 stars, even could be 4 stars if a couple of songs didn't have some fluctuations
Recording: Audience microphone - 3 stars

Audience

This part is only rated, not commented on

Overall

Amazing and underrated show... surely could give 5 stars without fluctuations in Running to Stand Still and Streets

Highlights: Pride, Bullet The Blue Sky, Exit, I Still Haven't Found, Electric Co, Gloria, Bad (excellent) and 40 (excellent)


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