November 15, 1981 - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Toad's Place

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Gloria, Another Time Another Time, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, With A Shout, Rejoice, The Cry, The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control. Encore(s): Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow.


Tensions are high in the U2 camp these days, and it spills over to tonight's show. At one point in the show, Larry has problems with his drum kit and Bono reacts angrily. As he charges at Larry, Bono knocks the drum kit over. Edge eventually grabs Bono and in a fit of rage, lets out his anger on Bono. This is the episode Bono refers to in 2005 at the Rock Hall inductions, when he said 'Edge tried to break my nose.' Also during the show, due to a technical hitch at the end of 11 O'clock Tick Tock, U2 abandon ending the show with The Ocean and close with I Will Follow instead. This show features the October Tour debut of A Day Without Me, and the first example of the combination of I Threw A Brick/A Day Without Me, a combination that becomes a regular feature of U2 concerts until 1985.

Fan Review:

By Dave Collins

My wife and I attended the Toads Place show Nov. 1981 on a whim as we walked by the venue. We had both vaguely heard of the band and with free admission with college ID we said what the heck. Not knowing what to expect, we were obviously bowled over by the raw power of the band. I estimate the crowd to be at approx 100 to 200 people. I really cant add to the details due to the passage of time, but I will always remember meeting the band at the bar after the gig. for some reason I thought they played "I Will Follow" three times instead of the two listed for the setlist on this site. We also attended the stage West show in Hartford CT a few weeks later. The first two shows of many.

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