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by Marshall

This show changed my life. I had been a U2 fan for sometime but I had never seen them live until this show.

I was sixteen at the time and going through the typical teenage trials and tribulations. At the time I could relate to many of the lyrics from The Joshua Tree, (or at least I thought I could).

We camped out in front of the ticket venue the night before and scored 19th row seats.

I remember hearing a loud pop followed by a rush of air and all 80,000 people behind me started cheering...the torch had been lit. Looking up, I could see the torch and all the hair on the back of my neck and arms was standing on end. The chills followed by a massive rush of excitment ran through me. I'm not sure how much time passed, but the lights went out in the Coliseum and a lone spot line was shining through the arch way at the top of the stadium above the stage. Suddenly you could see four silouettes appear in the light and the entire Coliseum erupted. They started to walk down the stairs and onto the stage. As this happened the opening chords of Where the Streets Have no Name began and I was in awe. It was two and a half hours I will never forget for the rest of my life. I was in shock for weeks. I still believe it is one of the best shows I have ever seen. A great song list and a great evening. I vividly remember MLK and Bad. I feel lucky to have seen it.

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