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"Playing a football stadium doesn't have to be like standing in back of a muddy field in the '70s. We still have the same ideals. We've just learned to look like we don't." — Bono

U2 Concert: Jun 27, 1987 at Dublin

Tour: Joshua Tree 2nd Leg (Europe) 
Venue: Croke Park 
Location: DublinIreland 

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Attendance: 57,000  (Capacity: 57,000)

Opening Act(s):

Releases Represented:

  1. The Joshua Tree had 7 songs
  2. The Unforgettable Fire had 5 songs
  3. War had 3 songs
  4. Cover Songs had 3 songs
  5. Boy had 2 songs
  6. October had 1 songs
  7. Other U2 Songs had 1 songs

Comments: DJ Dave Fanning introduces U2 at the beginning of "Where The Streets Have No Name."

Later, Bono brings a fan named Nicky on stage to play guitar during "People Get Ready."

It is the last performance of "A Sort Of Homecoming" until 2001.

The perfromance of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" from this show is later featured in the September 1987 Trip Through Your Wires radio call-in show.

The concert is filmed for an episode of the British news program, World In Action. Featuring lots of live footage, the episode about U2 and their Irish fans, is directed by Paul Greengrass, who would later go on to become a successful feature film director. The episode is titled, U2: Anthem for the Eighties, and is first broadcast on July 27, 1987.

Tags: Shine like stars

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