March 18, 1981 - San Jose, California, USA - San Jose State Student Union Ballroom

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Opening Act(s): Romeo Void


The Ocean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, Another Time Another Place, The Electric Co., Things To Make And Do, Stories For Boys, Boy-Girl, Out Of Control. Encore(s): A Day Without Me, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean.


This venue was only designed to hold 1,000 people but approximately 2,000 people showed up to see U2.

Fan Review:

By Brad Blake

I dragged my wife and a friend to this FREE show at this small open seating (standing) ballroom. What a venue to see U2 on the threshold of superstardom. I didn't even know the songs but fell in love with their music that evening.

The audience was jumping around so much that the speakers and stage looked like it might tip over (including our boys in the band!!!) It was the LAST concert ever held in the ballroom due to the safety concerns raised by such an audience reaction. What a show and what a memory.

Bono actually acknowledged those few of us who could remember that magical night during the 4-19-01 show. Love it.

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