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With punk, you could pick up a guitar and you didn't have to play it very well. But with hip-hop, you didn't even have to play badly -- you just got a record of somebody who could play. -- Bono

U2 Concert: Apr 08, 1985 at Landover , MD



Tour: Unforgettable Fire 5th Leg (N. Amer.) 
Venue: Capitol Centre 
Location: LandoverMD  United States 

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Attendance: 15,000  (Capacity: 15,000)


Opening Act(s):



Releases Represented:

  1. The Unforgettable Fire had 6 songs
  2. War had 4 songs
  3. Boy had 2 songs
  4. October had 2 songs
  5. Cover Songs had 1 songs
  6. Non-Album Singles had 1 songs

Comments: A major incident occurs between the band and security when fans leave their seats and the security guards start to get rough. Bono gets angry and mentions the shirts security are wearing, "I don't like that word, 'crowd control.' Our audience can control themselves." Later during "Bad," when Bono starts singing "...come on down, come on down...," security and venue management see this as Bono inciting a riot. After the show, U2's tour manager, Steve Iredale, is arrested for violating the contracts he signed for the band to play at the Capitol Centre. Charges are later dropped.

After a couple tries, Bono finally finds a fan to play guitar during "Knockin' On Heaven's Door."

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