May 9 1992
Gent, BE / Flanders Expo Hall
with Fatima Mansions
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My first U2 show in Ghent
There we were waiting in line of the hall where the venue was gonna take place. we could only take 2 tickets per person, so i went with a friend to get our 4 tickets. After some waiting , someone came out of the hall and praised his ticket, he pointed them to the sky and kissed them. Although i was a fan of U2 since the beginning i had never seen anyone do this with ticket. I looked at my friend and he at me and we smiled silently, we both knew this wil be a great moment the Zoo Tv tour, our tour. 4 boys become man with u2 :-) day of the show was like it flew by, from start to end of concert, only 1 thing on our mind, amazing... The Boys of u2 mesmerized us, stun us and let us feel alive . when the show was done, we all looked at the sky and understood full how the guy in the line felt :-D
Exhibition Stadium 1987
My first show was in Toronto in October 1987. Little Steven and Los Lobos opened up. U2 played mostly from the Joshua Tree. The audience was electrified in spite of the sleet that pounded most of the show. It was a great tour.
Running to stand still
We were lucky to experience the show a yard away from the second smaller stage. Zoo Station intro and Bono just walking on stage in a slow motion was just simply showing basic attitude yet without all the flashing messages and high speed images across I believe 35 monitors or so on stage. The intro before the band started to play Running To Stand Still was like a helicopter circled 360 degrees around and above us. What a nice evening to remember. I drove by car back home with no music from the car stereo preventing this wouldn't spoil snippets of the songs and days afterwards they played on and on in my head. I wished I could preserve those moments after every tour since the '80s. See you "soon" in Paris and @ both shows in Brussels. Hope to get the 'wow' factor again as last year in Gelsenkirchen. Cheers, Johan
My first U2 show
Yes, I was there in Gent and it was my first U2 show I ever saw. Having been a fan since the early '8Os I couldn't wait to see my idols for the first time and it was well worth waiting! Unfortunately I didn't write down the set list, but of course it was the tour where the songs of Achtung Baby were played for the first time. What a great show and how innovating with the Trabants hanging on top of the stage and used as stagelights! What I also remember is that Bono picked a girl from the crowd and danced with her during a song. I remember I wished that was my girlfriend there on stage with Bono so I could be indirectly part of the magic that night. It was magnificent and definitely a night to remember!
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