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Beach Club flyer from May 1980 - U2?

This lists June 4 as Blurt. I think this was the night when I turned up and a notice on the door said something along the lines of...there has been an argument about who is headlining, U2 will be headlining Blurt have gone home...
Artefact added : 21st June 2009
by amberlight
jsz Says –
www.u2tours.com has it as June 04, weird that they apparently played MCR Poly only a few days earlier too.
COMMENT ADDED 21st June 2009
amberlight Says –
Thanks for that. Just checked that site. U2 played at the Poly. First on, then Pink Military, then Wah Heat! who met with the abuse, plastic "glasses" etc often given to Liverpool bands. U2 went down really well and Bono said it was their first tour and would be looking for somewhere else in Manchester to play. They must have found the Beach Club! I thought they were great then.
COMMENT ADDED 22nd June 2009
margaret Says –
I was at this gig and remember the poster of their first album cover as a backdrop and being crammed into this small "living room" type of setting. I awlays thought they'd appeared under another name though but maybe my memory is just blurred.
COMMENT ADDED 28th May 2010
abdom Says –
Hey amberlight it is funny you mention the reception given to Liverpool bands
I saw Wah Heat or The Mighty Wah or whatever Pete Wileys mob were called at the time. I think it was a Wednesday in about 1984 at the Hacienda.
They copped a ton of anti Liverpool abuse, the band had a black guy toasting who couldn't take it anymore and totally lost it wading into the crowd to get at his tormentors. I seem to remember the guys dishing out the abuse were familiar faces from the Kippax. I think the gig was actually called off in the end. but maybe my mind is playing tricks again, does anyone else remember it
COMMENT ADDED 28th May 2010
jsz Says –
Yeah, I was there. The gig was pretty much finished and the backing singer lost his rag and threw the drum kit into the audience. They left the stage and didn't come back, so no encore due to the kit being messed up.
COMMENT ADDED 28th May 2010
davebentley Says –
I was at both the Poly gig and the Beach club I went to see Wah Heat I dont remember U2 at ALL at either gig but I have always hated them....Dave The Drones manager
COMMENT ADDED 21st September 2010
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