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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: Oct 09, 1989 at Melbourne



Tour: Lovetown 1st Leg (Australasia, Japan) 
Venue: National Tennis Centre 
Location: MelbourneAustralia 

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Attendance: 16,000  (Capacity: 16,000)


Opening Act(s):



Releases Represented:

  1. Rattle And Hum had 8 songs
  2. The Joshua Tree had 6 songs
  3. The Unforgettable Fire had 3 songs
  4. War had 2 songs
  5. Boy had 1 songs
  6. October had 1 songs
  7. Cover Songs had 1 songs

Comments: As John Lennon's version of "Stand By Me" plays overhead, the band come on stage and take over playing the rest of the song including Larry singing a verse.

"All Along The Watchtower" features Bono heavily impovising the lyrics.

"Bullet The Blue Sky" features a reference to "11 O'Clock Tick Tock", as Bono says "tick... tock... tick... tock. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock!"

The Edge plays "Van Dieman's Land" live for the first time.

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