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The Police, Black Uhuru: Byrne Arena, East Rutherford NJ

Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 8 May 1982

IT LOOKS intriguing from a distance, the Byrne Arena, glowing in the darkness of the New Jersey Meadowlands. But it starts to look scary as you get up close. Opened last year, this is the first American arena built specifically for concerts, not sport events, and it was designed with crowd control functions primarily in mind. It is an impenetrable, uninviting fortress.

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