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daveyg

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Looking Back
« on: February 24, 2009, 09:22:11 AM »
Looking at the new u2.com, I looked at their earliest tours listed (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login) and was looking at the venues.

RDS Showgrounds is still being used as a gig venue, as is McGonagles. The Stardust burnt down - I think it was in 1980 or 1981 - the enquiry is still running to this day as far as I know as the fire escapes were chained up. The Top Hat Ballroom in Dun Laoghaire in south Dublin is now apartments. The Baggot Inn is closed now as a gig venue. The gig venue part is all boarded up and you'd walk by without noticing it, which is sad. I played and socialised there in the early to mid 90s and was a great venue. "Dandelion Car Park" - I assume they are talking about the carpark of the Dandelion Club on Stephens Green - which was a gig venue in U2's early days. Now a cafe/restaurant. Ireland Projects Arts Centre - demolished now. All very sad walking through Dublin with all these old venues now gone!

Arcadia - ????




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Re: Looking Back
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 05:49:55 PM »
Is it the Arcadia in Cork you mean?

It's still there and used as a social club for oldies last I heard. It's located across from the train station.

I was at a 40th party recently in the Montenotte Hotel(formerly the Country Club when U2 played there), the picture of the band on the compilation "U218" is taken from the roof of that hotel.

Cork City Hall is also still going strong, they played there a few times, so is the Cork Opera House and Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

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Re: Looking Back
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 09:22:09 PM »
I know how you feel daveyg. In NYC, CBGB's is a now a boutique although some memorabilia still remains there. They are about to take down and completely redo the Chelsea Hotel-home to Sid Viscious and countless other celebs. So many other great music related landmarks are now gone!  It makes  me sad :'(.

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Re: Looking Back
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 01:01:32 AM »
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Is it the Arcadia in Cork you mean?

It's still there and used as a social club for oldies last I heard. It's located across from the train station.

I was at a 40th party recently in the Montenotte Hotel(formerly the Country Club when U2 played there), the picture of the band on the compilation "U218" is taken from the roof of that hotel.

Cork City Hall is also still going strong, they played there a few times, so is the Cork Opera House and Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

me bad!! Thats probably where it was. :)