"The contrast between the crowds and the joy of a U2 show and then this kind of silence the next day and family life slightly freaked me out. I hadn't yet figured out the psychology of this, that you empty yourself on stage so there is a hollowness that follows a big night like that."
- Bono on the 1987 Joshua Tree tour
did you know
U2 have played nearly 1500 live shows all around the world which all told have consisted of over 20,000 various songs played in proper live shows, promotional dates and impromptu performances with many regions such as China yet to see a live U2 performance.