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I wouldn't talk to Steve [Lillywhite] then, 'cos he sat in a swivel chair and had a Duran Duran haircut. But musically, he was right. -- Gavin Friday, on the recording sessions for Boy

U2 Concert: Aug 29, 1981 at Gateshead



Tour: Boy 5th Leg (Europe) 
Venue: Gateshead International Stadium 
Location: GatesheadEngland 

See more concerts in the Newcastle Upon Tyne area. 

Attendance: 7,500



Releases Represented:

  1. Boy had 8 songs
  2. October had 3 songs
  3. Non-Album Singles had 1 songs

Comments: U2 perform at the Rock on the Tyne festival. Other acts on the bill include: The Polecats, Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls, Doll By Doll, Huang Chung, Elvis Costello And The Atrractions, and Ian Dury And The Blockheads.

The band is frequently out of sync throughout the set. Bono forgets many of the lyrics, and is forced to improvise.

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