1987-08-03 - Birmingham, England - National Exhibition Centre

setlist

Comments: First performance of Silver And Gold, last performance of The Electric Co. for over 17 years, first time Bullet The Blue Sky opened a concert. During Bad, Bono improvises during the Walk On The Wild Side snippet. "Holly came from Miami, FLA/Hitch-hiked to Birmingham for the day/Saw U2 at the NEC/Pretty soon ... what rhymes with NEC?"
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

  1. The Joshua Tree (6)
  2. The Unforgettable Fire (4)
  3. War (3)
  4. Boy (2)
  5. October (2)
  6. B-sides and singles (2)
  7. Rattle and Hum (1)

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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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review by nickbibby

4 years ago

Performance

Energetic! Despite the change in the setlist, which can sometimes throw the band off their game, the performance was very good.

Sound

Not fab, but certainly not the worst I've ever heard. The sound level changes at times and I think the audience are a little too loud on the recording, especially the clapping, but it's definately listenable.
Recording: Audience microphone - 4 stars

Audience

Fantastic! Bono seems to be having fun with them, especially during the snippet in Bad. They are very vocal, and clapping along with every song.

Overall

I downloaded this boot for the interesting setlist, and it didn't dissappoint. I really like ISHFWILF-MLK-UF later in the set, and Bullet is good as an opener.

Highlights:
-The set
-The audience
-Silver and Gold's first outing
-Party Girl (I love the 'stop' and 'start' by the band towards the end of the song).

Lowlights
-The sound, but it's not really THAT bad!


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