Joshua Tree

Jul 4 1987
Paris, FR / Hippodrome de Vincennes
with The Pogues, UB40
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We left the uk for the bowie and u2 weekend i had spent all week trying to get though to book tickets phone on permanet redial. My dad paid for it for my xmas pressie i was so exicted. Bowie was brill we got locked in the park coach got broken into and guess what tickets for u2 got pinched. I was gutted then a nice bunch of people had a wip round and bought the tickets of the rep a girl called verity ,amercian.We only has 10p to our name had to sleep on trin station at london. U2 were amazing bonos voice was ist class record choice was brill, bit of fighting, bono stopped the conc ert during with or without, you that is the best i have ever seen him sing it, how sexy did he look. Would not have swapped it for the world, happy memories, but guys you have cost me a fortune over the years.Once a u2 fan always a fan see you in Paris again for the third time.
My 1st U2 concert - July 4, 1987
This was a hot summer day in Paris. The concert took place at the Vincennes Hippodrome in the Paris East suburb. I was 23 year old at that time. I became a fan of the band a few months earlier when I heard the Joshua Tree album for the first time. I have been a fan since then and will until I die ! On July 4th we had to arrive very early at the Hippodrome in order to make sure we can see the stage. Unfortunately, at 5:00 pm or so when the gates opened we were already far from the stage and had to wait hours until the show began but we were really excited. The supporting act was the Irish group the Pogues (don't know if anyone still know who I'm talking about). Their performance was not so great but the heat was increasing in the crowd - ready to welcome our favorite band. When they finally arrived, the sunset was behind the stage and I felt like in a dream. The first song they played was Exodus from Bob Marley and I must say Bono gave a wonderful version of this great song. He had his black hat and black jacket that he used to wear at that time. He was looking great ! I don't remember all the set list but they played most of the Joshua tree songs and this concert remains in my memory until then as this was my first U2 concert. Sorry if my English is not perfect but I'm French. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to be part of U2 History. Dom - from France
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