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"Next time, we're going to make some changes in the way tickets are distributed. But you know what? We'll never get it right. There's always going to be scalpers, there's always going to be screw-ups." — Larry

U2 Concert: Mar 14, 1981 at San Diego , CA

Tour: Boy 4th Leg (North America & Europe) 
Venue: unknown 
Location: San DiegoCA  United States 

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Releases Represented:

  1. Boy had 10 songs
  2. Non-Album Singles had 2 songs
  3. Other U2 Songs had 2 songs

Comments: This gig was originally believed to have taken place at the Old Globe Theater, a venue known more for Shakesperean productions that for rock concerts. But The Globe's web site explains that the venue was closed between 1978 and 1982 due to a fire. Other reports suggest the gig happened at the Backdoor, a club on the campus of San Diego State University, but in a 2005 article about U2's history in San Diego, Guy Richard -- who booked talent at the Backdoor in the early 1980s -- said that's not the case:

I passed on the show," Richard recalled. "They wanted $1,000 for U2, which wouldn't pay for the band's backstage catering now. I didn't think more than five people would come.

So, for now, we'll leave the venue for this concert as "unknown." We're not actually certain that the gig even happened.

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