September 16, 1980 - Plymouth, England - Fiesta Suite

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The Ocean, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Touch, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, A Day Without Me, Twilight, Electric Co., Things To Make And Do, Stories For Boys, Boy-Girl, Out Of Control.


The Ocean is played for the first known time, though it is likely that it was played at earlier concerts in September. U2 are also billed as “The U2s” on posters promoting the show while tickets are sold at £1.25 each.

Fan Review:

I was the DJ at this gig…

By David Saunders

I can’t remember too much about the gig for various reasons.

I talked to the guys backstage for a while and they were really polite so I snagged some food and beer from the club kitchen :)

The attendance was low, just about 70 people which was disappointing as I always looked forward to our live concerts at the Fiesta (nice break from the dance around your handbag brigade).

I had The Edge on my side of the stage and he was rocking out. 11 o’clock tick tock has always stuck in my mind since then.

I was sat on a beer crate in my DJ area with some beers and watching on from a side angle” - Bono put a lot of effort and feeling into his performance despite the sad “turnout” (Hey that’s Plymouth)

Bono stalked the stage waving a large flag and the crowd were going nuts and clustered around the front of the stage (as opposed to spread around the Fiesta 1500 capacity).

The “crowd” were great and varied - a few young punks, older music freaks, a few heads and I did notice a lot of notepads around too…. NME etc.

I am a great music fan and was impressed and thought there’s another GREAT band destined to oblivion…..

I wish I had my photograph taken with them now.

U2 are one of the very few bands that I’ll buy the new CD “unheard” on it’s release date!

So glad they made it.

I now live in the San Francisco Bay Area and of course am off to see them next time they play here.

David Saunders aka DJ Wavy Davy

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