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Old 12-27-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
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Twentieth Anniversary: Point Depot Lovetown shows

Twenty years ago this week (starting yesterday - I'm a bit late in opening this thread), U2 performed some of the most incredible shows that they ever performed, and that they will ever perform: the Lovetown four-night-stand at the Point Depot in Dublin.

Let this thread show some well-deserved respect for those shows.

Some of my personal highlights:

She's A Mystery in its (her?) true form:


Best AOH ever:


Streets at the dawn of 1990:


My favorite Streets:


"We'll shine like stars in the summer light; we'll shine like stars in the Christmas night."


Last, and perhaps most importantly:
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I went to a couple of the lovetown gigs, i was 15. Absolutely awesome, other than ZOO TV, they were the best U2 shows I've ever seen.
10 out of 10.
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The Point Depot shows are the best ever. 26-12-1989=
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I just found out today, thanks to Axver's site, that Two hearts beat as one was played on 12/27/89, and that it was the only time between 1985 and now that they played the song live. Anybody have this? I love that song, can't believe they'd abandon it like that.

I have bootlegs of the 12/26 and 12/31 - 1/1 shows, and both are absolute perfection! As much as they claim to have not liked the Lovetown tour, they sure were "on fire" at the time!
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I just found out today, thanks to Axver's site, that Two hearts beat as one was played on 12/27/89, and that it was the only time between 1985 and now that they played the song live. Anybody have this? I love that song, can't believe they'd abandon it like that.

I have bootlegs of the 12/26 and 12/31 - 1/1 shows, and both are absolute perfection! As much as they claim to have not liked the Lovetown tour, they sure were "on fire" at the time!
Full quality WAV file of Two Hearts (about 38MBs) taken directly from the original "XXVII" silver cd bootleg set:

https://www..com/download/VGlmRFFaTlE4NVhIRGc9PQ

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27th and 30th are my favorite of that run...the 30th in particular with great versions of many songs, plus "She's a Mystery to Me" and Bono's famous "dream it all up again" bit before Love Rescue Me (by the way, LRM on this tour is about a zillion times better than the studio version).
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God Part II, Desire, ALTW and AIWIY were totally insane on the 26th as well as OTH and WOWY. All 4 shows had some brilliant moments, OTH on the 30th was pretty damn sweet too.
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The pinnacle of U2's career.
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The Dec 26th show is incredible. During Streets Bono goes into overdrive during the 'trampled in dust' line. For me that is his best vocal moment ever, period.
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The pinnacle of U2's career.

That was such a great live song. Really makes one woder why they didn't (and don't) play it more often????
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That was such a great live song. Really makes one woder why they didn't (and don't) play it more often????
I'd take it over ISHFWILF any day.
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I also like the intro to Streets from the 30th...with the Jack Kerouac bit.
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Oh how I wish DVDs existed for these shows.
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i've been listening to the point depot shows like crazy for more than a week now

God what i would give to go back in time and be there for this monumental event......
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personally i feel the new year's eve performance of One Tree Hill is the best. it's not markedly superior to the generally acknowledged one, but i do feel it's an overall slightly tighter performance

and i adore the opening night Streets the most, with Bono reciting Resolution & Independence at the start
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These days were U2 at their "akme" – the band hasn't played better since, Bono has not sung better since. 1989/90 WAS the highlight of U2 playing live on stage. It was all about the music back then. And this was more than enough. How I miss these days, especially now ...
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I dunno, it's not like they could have kept their level of relevance by simply playing JT type music and stage set-ups, it had it's time, but I've certainly enjoyed their progression. I think we'll definitely see a more music-focused tour following 360 though.
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awesome show!
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Now... does anyone not like these show?
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Now... does anyone not like these show?
Only U2 haters, I guess
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