1988-03-09 Sportcsarnok, Budapest, Hungary

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Notes

Andy Fletcher told Képes 7 magazine the next day (translated from Hungarian):

"Compared to the performances in Western Europe, the construction of the show has to be halved in Eastern Europe, because of the costs. Almost all the lights and sound amps are missing right now. We are using a Hungarian amplifier, which is good enough, but it doesn't have a brilliant sound like ours. The light show here is about one-fifth of the normal show. Our lightshow girl [Jane Spiers] organised it and she did a really good job. But it's actually a big shame, because the audience is also deprived of this. From this point of view, only the organisers are benefiting here. Apparently there were 12 to 13 thousand people [at the 1988-03-09 concert], or rather 25,000 people in two days, who are bringing in the money, and everyone thinks this money is going to flow to us, right? But this money won't be in our pockets. [The audience last night] was pretty good. One of the reasons we came back was not money, because we are not earning anything here. Last time we were here, the reception felt very good. We wanted to go here again, but we are currently imprisoned at the hotel, and that is not a pleasant feeling. Yesterday, for example, we went outside during the daytime to buy some stuff and we almost got mobbed on the street. Crazy fans ran up to us and this is not great, so it's not all fun."

Nitzer Ebb was the support act.

Video

Set list

  1. Pimpf
  2. Behind The Wheel
  3. Strangelove
  4. Sacred
  5. Something To Do
  6. Blasphemous Rumours
  7. Stripped
  8. Pipeline (*)
  9. Things You Said (*)
  10. Black Celebration
  11. Shake The Disease
  12. Nothing
  13. Pleasure, Little Treasure
  14. People Are People
  15. A Question Of Time
  16. Never Let Me Down Again
  17. A Question Of Lust (*)
  18. Master And Servant
  19. Everything Counts

Sources

  • Source 1 is a decent audience recording. Rather muffled, but with a quiet crowd during songs.