Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Set List of Show:
Known Set List: (Incomplete)
- "Shadows and Tall Trees"
- "Cartoon World"
- "Another Time, Another Place"
- "Street Missions"
- "Glad to See You Go"
Snippets of Other Songs Performed by U2:
This show was a 24-hour non-stop festival made up of musical performances and films. Advertised musicians included The Mekons, Throbbing Gristle, Public Image Ltd., Rudi, Protex and the Idiots. Ten Dublin bands are also advertised including Berlin, The Atrix, U2, Revolver, The Virgin Prunes, Phantom Orchestra, Rocky De Valera, The New Versions, D.C. Nein, and Gillespie and Gibbs. The films include The Harder They Come, Rock, Roots and Reggae, Reefer Madness and Cocaine Fiends.
Advertistements mentioned 1000 tickets would be sold at £6.00 each. After Public Image Ltd. pulled out of the show, the admission was dropped to £4.00 instead. The show started on Friday, February 16 at 10pm and was due to run until 10pm the following evening. In the end an estimated 800 people attended over the 26 hours that the festival actually run. U2 performing late in the festival, had their set cut off before they were finished, at midnight on the second night.
Dave Fanning wrote about the Festival in Hot Press and mentioned U2’s performance: “With perfect posturing and dynamic delivery, Paul Hewson, straining every muscle and pulling the band forward, was always arresting. While they were always confident and competent, Dave Evans (gtr.) and Adam Clayton (Bass), belied the intermittent tendency to drag the music into the clutches of the age-old malaise of heavy metal sludge, especially on the shadily atmospheric “Shadows and Tall Trees.” The sound was crisp enough, but Tayto it ain’t. Yet on numbers like “Cartoon World” and “Another Time, Another Place” they showed enough bravado and intelligence to show anyone that this young band has hair on its chest. “Street Missions” was great. Their encore “Glad to See You Go” was energetic but it suffered slightly from its slower-than-Ramones pace. Not to worry. Their own numbers and enthusiasm will see them through.”
The full set list is unknown but Fanning helps fill in some of the blanks above.
Officially Released Tracks