Every month we have a U2 show in the spotlights, the show of this month took place on 1981-05-11 - Denver. You can download this show, read reviews or write your own review on the show page here. In this thread you can discuss this show!
"Excellent Boy show with one of the best sounds available. At the break, Bono tries to open a bottle of champagne, but doesn't know how. That was very funny."
1981-05-11 - Denver, Colorado - Rainbow Music Hall
11 O'Clock Tick Tock
I Will Follow
I Fall Down
An Cat Dubh
Into The Heart
Another Time, Another Place
The Electric Co. / Yankee Doodle (snippet)
Things To Make And Do
Stories For Boys
Boy-Girl / Let's Twist Again (snippet)
Out Of Control
A Day Without Me
I Will Follow
We recently added a new recording of the amazing Boy show in the Rainbow Music Hall from 1981 with amazing sound. But that's not all we would recommend this show for, as it has many rarities from the early years of U2 including an early version of I Fall Down, the first ever snippet of Let's Twist Again and a different snippet in The Electric Co. At the break, Bono tries to open a bottle of champagne, but doesn't know how. He also thanked promoter Barry Fey, who later took the band to Red Rocks. A highly recommended show.
Not so fun fact: Bootlegs of this show have circulated as "fake bootlegs" for the show on March 28th, 1981. They usually have the name "Lost Broadcasts". Don't be fooled: they are recordings of this show.
On a much lighter note, it's fun to hear a young Bono so unacquainted with champagne, before he did this as a routine:
Ok, one last thing: it was during those days in their first show in Denver on March 28 when the band knew Chuck Morris and Barry Fey, who took the band to meet Red Rocks. "You'll play here some day", Chuck said. The rest is history.
"It's a Dublin album, all about being teenagers on the northside and how our city shaped us both as men and musicians"
- Bono on Songs Of Innocence
did you know
The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Your Feet were written by Salman Rushdie, and he is featured in the video, shown writing the song. Rushdie also provides an account of his relationship with the band and how the song came to be written in his book of essays, Step Across This Line.