@U2 Home Page - U2 News, Lyrics, Tour Dates & more       https://www.atu2.com
[Skip to Content]

"[My dad's] kind of boring, but sometimes when he drives us to school he wears just his dressing gown, and has the music turned up really loud." — Bono's daughter, Jordan Hewson



by Tom Gately

This was my first of many U2 shows. I was just 18 when this show happened, and I remebered I did not have tickets on the day of the show. I was working at the movie theater at the then brand new Marley Station mall near Glen Burnie, MD. A few of us had heard that their were extra tickets just released that day, so we rushed upstairs to Hechts (who had a Ticketron back then)and we got tickets, upper deck, but still only about $20. We were on Edge's side of the stage up in the section 200 level, not too far from the stage end. We could see perfectly. It had rained all day, so the stage was slick and I vividly remember Bono falling during "Exit" - we were not sure he would finish, and were very impressed that he did. I saw on the news later that he had been rushed to the ER and caused quite a celebrity frenzy. Soon after, when Rattle and Hum was released, and Bono is wearing the sling in the Harlem scene, it brought back the memory of that night.

Return to previous page | Post a Review of this show!