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Let’s Play Again: When/Where Was This Photo Taken?

By on April 16, 2008 in Call for Help with 5 Comments

Now that we’ve solved the first case of “When/Where Was This Photo Taken?” (thanks Mary!), how about we give it another try?

This is like “Ask the Audience” on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. I don’t know the answer, but the intelligent audience might be able to help. :-)

Here’s another photo in consideration for U2: A Diary that we need a date and location for, if possible.

U2 concert photo

If you know, or have an intelligent guess, please speak up in the comments. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Donal Murphy says:

    Looks like pre War era to me.

    It’s a stadium and Pre War appearances at stadiums were rare enough for U2

    My best guess is July 31t 1982 Gateshead International Stadium – UK.

    There are some other photos of the event here,:
    http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/gateshead-1982.html

    scroll down and you can see Edge is wearing the same light blue shirt, and Bono has a tanned sleeveless jacket on but has a white t-shirt underneath which checks with the photo. Hairstyles are the same.

    Looks like a match !

  2. Beth says:

    This is almost certainly the Gateshead Festival, July 31 1982.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptyROr4sRb4

  3. Matt says:

    Yep, Gateshead it is. In addition to your helpers, my friend Eric Naulaerts replied via email to confirm. Everything’s a match. THANK YOU!

  4. trudie says:

    yep it was gateshead i was at the front and was also pulled on stage by bono!!

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