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Old 02-23-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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U2 listeners forty and over

I'm not sure where to post this thread. Perhaps, a mod will help me out. But, I would like to know how many of us here at Interference are age forty and over.

I thought, this might be a nice thread for us of mature years, where as we can talk about U2.

I'll start. I am 52 years young and have loved U2's music from the first time. I saw them on the Tom Synder late, late show. Broadcast, United States. At that time in history. Cassettes were all the rage, and there was no internet.

My favorite album, to this date is the Jousha Tree. Many happy memories of my son who was three years old then.

So how about you? Please share your stories and comments. They would be most welcomed.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:13 PM   #2
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50 here. I remember seeing U2 at the Park West in Chicago in 1981 and thinking to myself that this is what it was like seeing the Beatles at the Cavern or the Stones at the Marquee Club. A big idea in the making. My first listen to NLOTH brought back memories of my first listen to Boy. The albums couldn't be more different. The reaction in the listener was the same 29 years later.
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44 here

First U2 show was on the War tour at the Sports Arena in L.A.
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44 here
44 here too!

First really heard them when in the Air Force and heard Sunday Bloody Sunday, back in 1982 (?) about then anyway. I remember where I was when I saw the WOWY video....wow. Never had a chance to see them until the Vertigo tour. But have been worshiping them from afar ever since.
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:09 PM   #5
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I'm 39 1/2 so does that count? lol.

I first saw NYD video on MTV in early '83. Slagged them off until my friends guilted me into reconsidering. I heard SBS and the whole War album, Gloria from Boy and haven't looked back since.

My first show was during the first leg of the UF tour, Fox Theatre Detroit in '85. My brother and I were on the floor directly underneath the first row of the balcony. The whole balcony section shook so much during the show that we actually feared for our safety

I've been to ZooTV - Detroit '92 (the Pizzas for Everybody show and yes I did eat some of the pizza) 12th row center which is the best concert I will probably ever attend, Outside Broadcast in Chicago twice in '93, PopMart Chicago '97 (the worst of the bunch), Elevation 2000 in Chicago and Vertigo 2005 in DC.
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I saw them on the Tom Synder late, late show. Broadcast, United States. At that time in history.

Really???? Never heard this before, interesting.

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40 and proud

there are some more of 'our people' here . . .

http://www.u2interference.com/forums...rs-188169.html
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40 here. Fan since Boy. 1st show - it was either Santa Monica Civic or Hollywood Palladium (80-81?) - (my parents had no idea I was sneaking off to shows in LA at the age of 12/13). They became my favorite band after seeing them at the US Festival in 1983.



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Great thread people, luv it, good idea.....away back to the wee boys room, another 2 years to wait
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Really???? Never heard this before, interesting.
RedRocks, look on youtube. I know I've seen it online, and I think it was there. It's kind of funny. Tom Snyder and his giant hair! I'd look for the link, but I'm at work and no youtubing at work.
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RedRocks, look on youtube. I know I've seen it online, and I think it was there. It's kind of funny. Tom Snyder and his giant hair! I'd look for the link, but I'm at work and no youtubing at work.
here it is:

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54 here. I started late as a fan. I knew of U2. It wasn't until ATYCLB and seeing a couple of shows that I was hooked.
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44 here.

I'm a late bloomer. I was stuck in the Billy Joel era too long. Fan since Joshua Tree. Had an opportunity to see them in 83 or 84, but didn't have the cash. Had heard of them, just didn't know them well enough to spend my food money on them. Hindsights a bitch! I think it was 83. It was the show they did when they were staying at the Horton Grand. Didn't get to my first show til 92. I waited a VERY long time to see them in concert!
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Ok, that was great!
Thanks for finding it. This was the first time seeing it and I was a big fan of Tom Snyder as well, so this was a pleasant surprise.
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48 here. Been a fan since May 1980 after seeing them at Manchester Polytechnic on the 11 O'Clock Tick Tock Tour.
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I'll admit to over 40. Let's just say the guys and I aren't THAT far apart in age!!!
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That was really good, thanks



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45 I was a casual fan of u2 in the early 80's until I heard their live concert 1989 broadcast in Dublin on new years night which was played on radio 1 then I started to seriously get into then just before the Pop album came out

then after got to see them when they came to Belfast the rest is history
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45 I was a casual fan of u2 in the early 80's until I heard their live concert 1989 broadcast in Dublin on new years night which was played on radio 1 then I started to seriously get into then just before the Pop album came out

then after got to see them when they came to Belfast the rest is history
I have that concert recorded. I was nuts when I heard our local radio station was playing it. It's on cassette. lol. Hope it's still good.
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52 here; thanks for that clip, it was great! What babies they were! Been a fan since I "borrowed" my daughter's Achtung Baby to put in the Discman while I went for a long walk...she never got it back and lord, it needs to be replaced so badly. I'm eagerly awaiting the remastered edition later this year!
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