Opening Act(s): The Waterboys
11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Seconds, Sunday Bloody Sunday, The Cry, The Electric Co., A Sort Of Homecoming, MLK, The Unforgettable Fire, Wire, Bad, October, New Year's Day, Pride (In The Name Of Love). Encore(s): Gloria, Party Girl, Two Hearts Beat As One, 40.
Bono's voice loses strength during the show, so he asks the audience to help him out. They do, singing loudly throughout the show as Bono holds the mic out toward them. During the encore, The Edge has a momentary lapse when he begins a different song instead of Two Hearts Beat as One.
This was a great show- the last time U2 played Philly in a smaller venue before graduating to arenas. By the way, technical note, the Tower Theater is actually in Upper Darby, PA (the Philly City line is right down the street).
I actually didnt have a ticket- slipped a security guard $20 to open up the back gate (a bunch of us got in that way). Luckily, a fight pre-occupied the ushers, so we were able to push down towards the front of the stage.
A lot of energy in the crowd and one of the loudest shows I've been to. I remember being shook by some of the bass lines. Bono lost his voice a lot- I think during "Two Hearts Beat as One"- but the crowd sang along when he exerted them. I remember one of the songs- there was a Japanese symbol on the screen behind them.
Someone in the crowd tried to slip one of those "Frankie Says" t-shirts for Bono to put on (remember, this was 1984!) But Bono politely declined. I think Bono did some of his climbing in the rafters as well- luckily he didn't get hurt!
This show sold out in minutes. U2 put a ad in the Philadelphia Inquirer apologizing for all those fans who got shut out and promised to come back for more shows in Spring 1985- which they did 2 shows at the Spectrum in April.