Joshua Tree

Oct
3
1987
Toronto, ON, CA
Canadian National Exhibition Stadium
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lifeanswer
10 July, 2015
Brendan's first U2 Show out of 25 and co
I was 15 years old, just entered grade 9 and my friend had a few free tickets from his well connected father and I was lucky enough to get one. We say about 10 rows from the stage. I can remember Los Lobos rocking the place and how it was a bitter cold October. Highlight was Streets. It's my favourite album. I remember leaving the stadium in that long walk across the Exhibition grounds to catch the street car and everyone is still singing 40 long after the show had ended. One thing that I will always remember is getting completely crushed into the fence while over 5000 plus people waited to get on the street car and the TTC only had one small entrance gate open. People were pushing and the fence started to collapse and the cops on the other side of the fence were trying to push people back. It was sort of scary cause there was no where to go. I've been to hundreds of shows since then and I can honestly say that was the one show where I got crushed and the concert had ended.
MartyLara
30 June, 2010
From London to Toronto and Back
I remember that it was very cold and my seats were at the far end of the stadium up high, but it is something I will never forget. A bunch of us took a bus tour from London, Ontario and back that night. We sang "40" the entire way home on the bus. Highlight of the night for me was "Bullet the Blue Sky", it wasn't one of my favourites before the show but became afterwards. I was 18 at the time and have now seen 11 shows and holding tickets for the cancelled show in Anaheim June 6th. Can't wait to see them again.
Naomi Henderson
20 June, 2010
Was it cold?
This was the first concert I ever attended. I was 15 and tried desperately to win tickets. My Dad came home with a pair. I had just started listening to U2 but did not know them well. The show was amazing. Los Lobos opened. Bono had his arm in a sling. That night changed my life forever. My dad and I walked for hours after the show to find the car. I don't remember being cold. Must have been the burning love I was first experiencing for this amazing band.
22 May, 2010
# 2 for me
I was 16...and it was a cold one but loved every minute of it. I'll see number 10 in July and this time with general admission I plan on seeing them close up and personal for the 1st time...I love my boys!
01 May, 2010
yeah it was cold....
was my first u2 concert as well, we took the train from Halifax, boy was that painful. It was an amazing show to say the least. I actually saw a buddy of mine( that I hadnt seen in 10 years) on the screen in the center, but it would be another 15 years before I could contact him (facebook). Have seen U2 five times since and got my tickets for the summer 2010 tickets in toronto. My wife and I are trying to get close to the stage for once.....wish us luck
gfirnau
22 October, 2009
First Time U2
Great show in a stadium that was torn down a few years later. Bono had his arm in a slinge because he fell from the Marshall speaker stacks in a prior show. Still a wonderful fall evening spent with my friends down by Lake Ontario. Joshua Tree remains my favorite album. Saw them again in '97 at Skydome (now Rogers Centre) and then in Madison Square Gardens in 2005 and Giants Stadium in 2009. What a great journey it has been. I look forward to seeing the band in Paris Sept. 2010!
posbourne
17 October, 2009
Cold Ex Show
Great show. I wished it could be longer but I was pretty cold by the end of it.
lukester19
19 September, 2009
Set List
Where the streets have no name I will follow Tripped thru your wires I still haven't found MLK The unforgettable fire Exit In god's country Sunday bloody sunday Help! People get ready Bad October New years day Pride Encores: Bullet the blue sky Running to stand still With or without you '40'
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