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My first U2 show - very exciting, great crowd. Bono had just spray painted a piece of artwork a few days prior during the "Free the Yuppies" show, and made mention of that and "Mayor Feinstein" throughout. Edge had guitar issues during ISHFWILF, a mural was created on stage by local young artists. I remember "Exit" being fantastic.
This part is only rated, not commented on Recording: Audience microphone - 4.5 stars
Crowd was loud and energetic despite it being somewhat cold.
Fun show, great audience, Bono talked a lot (even for Bono!). Bodeans and The Pretenders opened. Overall great first experience seeing U2.
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Oakland Alameda County Stadium
Recorded by Daspyknows & team
Recorded dead center 2/3 way back from stage on mic stand appx 7 feet high.
Schoeps CCM441 into Sony PCM F-1/Sony SL2000 Betamax
Transferred from master tapes by Nick C using Sony PCM601
Processed using Soundforge 11
TLH to convert to Flac
01. Where The Streets Have No Name
02. I Will Follow
03. Trip Through Your Wires
04. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
07. Out Of Control
08. Sunday Bloody Sunday
09. Exit / Riders On The Storm
10. Van Morrison's Gloria
11. In God's Country
12. People Get Ready
14. Bad / Walk On The Wild
15. October/ New Year's Day
16. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
18. Bullet The Blue Sky
19.Running To Stand Still
20. With Or Without You / Shine Like Stars
21. Stand By Me
This is a fresh transfer from the master PCM Beta tapes. Here is the history of
this recording. When U2 announced they were playing we planned on going Saturday
the 14th and had a friend rent us a pair of Schoeps mics from Gassar Sound in SF.
They asked him where his studio was located and he gave the address of his
protography studio since center field at the Oakland Coliseum would not have worked.
The mics cost $75 for the weekend and were due back Monday. We had help bringing
in about 60 lbs of gear and found our spot. The crowd during the opening act was
unruly. At one point I was kicked in the face by a chick in combat boots trying
to get through the crowd. We had to retreat and missed the opener. We went back
for U2 and got a recording but we realized after the show one of our cables was
bad due to the crazy crowd. Since tickets were cheap we decided to go back for
the second night. For this night we brought 2 big guys from Sweden who were
friends of a friend to help us. We also brought a mic stand and had our security
friend stand with us in uniform. The idea was if someone came to bust us he was
already doing that. We put the mics on the stand and set it at about 7 feet in
front of the soundboard. Since it was Sunday, the crowd was easier and we succeeded
in making the first digital U2 recording. The show was amazing and the sound was
really good. Given U2 is touring 27 years later this is a perfect time to post a
new transfer of the show.
Just the basic taper requests here and please no vitriol:
Don't be an ass by selling this or using it in a video that is sold
Don't modify the info file
Don't remaster and/or post on other sites that are not 100% free
If shared keep info file intact but create a second file with any changes
Don't convert to lossy formats except for personal use
Do support the artists
"I remember when I first saw it, that I had this very odd feeling because the structure was so big and it filled the stadium in an odd way. The stadium became intimate because looking at this large object everything else was smaller."
- Adam on The Claw, U2's 360 tour stage
did you know
According to an interview from 1982 the song 'October' is about the Bolsheviek revolution in Russia in 1917, that brought Communism to power. This theme is mixed with a personal theme, possibly Bono's mothers death.