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[T]his has got to be the maddest and most absurd experience of my life. -- Bono, on meeting the Pope

U2 Concert: Aug 16, 1981 at Dublin

Tour: Boy 5th Leg (Europe) 
Venue: Slane Castle 
Location: DublinIreland 

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Releases Represented:

  1. Boy had 7 songs
  2. October had 7 songs
  3. Non-Album Singles had 2 songs
  4. Cover Songs had 1 songs

Comments: U2 opens in support of Thin Lizzy. "With A Shout," "I Threw A Brick Through A Window," "Rejoice," "Gloria," and "October" are performed for the first time. "October" features rough, unfinished lyrics. Late in the show, Bono leads the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" to Aislinn O'Sullivan.

Bono seems to struggle with the new lyrics throughout the performance. "Out of Control" also proves troublesome for him and he is forced to improvise a portion of the song. The show ends with Bono singing an alternate opening verse of "The Ocean."

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