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"[A] lot of my best friends are atheists. It's lukewarm believers that drive me out of the church."

-- Bono

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U2 Concert: Apr 18, 1985 at Worcester , MA

Tour: Unforgettable Fire 5th Leg (N. Amer.) 
Venue: Centrum in Worcester 
Location: WorcesterMA  United States 

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Attendance: 12,472  (Capacity: 12,472)

Opening Acts(s):


Main Set
  1. Gloria
  2. I Threw A Brick Through A Window, Dear Prudence (snippet)
  3. A Day Without Me
  4. I Fall Down
  5. MLK
  6. The Unforgettable Fire
  7. Two Hearts Beat As One
  8. Seconds
  9. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  10. Cry (snippet), The Electric Co., Little Drummer Boy (snippet), Amazing Grace (snippet)
  11. A Sort Of Homecoming
  12. Bad, Norwegian Wood (snippet), Ruby Tuesday (snippet), Sympathy For The Devil (snippet)
  13. October
  14. New Year's Day
  15. Pride
  1. Party Girl, Auld Lang Syne (snippet)
  2. I Will Follow
  3. 40, Do They Know It's Christmas (snippet), We Are The World (snippet)
Releases Represented:
  1. The Unforgettable Fire had 5 songs
  2. War had 5 songs
  3. October had 4 songs
  4. Boy had 3 songs
  5. Other U2 Songs had 1 songs
Comments: This show turns out to be one of the most memorable of the Unforgettable Fire tour. Bono brings a little boy on stage during "The Electric Co.," inspiring a snippet of "Little Drummer Boy." Bono keeps the boy on his shoulders for the rest of the song. Afterwards, Bono gives the boy a balloon as a gift but the balloon bursts right away. Bono then promises him another gift by the end of the show. Bono asks the boy his name, but he seems too shy to answer, so Bono throws his microphone to his father in the audience. His father proceeds to tell the entire Centrum audience that his sons name is Ever Peaceful. "That's about the best name I have heard in my entire life," Bono replies.

Later during a festive performance of "Party Girl," Bono brings Ever and his mother and father back on stage. He proceeds to give Ever one of his hats as a gift and a bottle of champagne to his parents.

These are the very last full performances of "I Threw A Brick Through A Window," "A Day Without Me" and "I Fall Down." "A Day Without Me" would later be snippeted during the 360 tour.

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