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Old 01-06-2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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Hi guys, from Melbourne Oz!

Hi guys!

I am just new here and my name is Mikie. I`m 35 Years old and from Melbourne, Australia.
I always knew of U2 and their music, through my sister epsecially (who was a big fan when they were just starting out) and really got taken by them after seeing them live with her in 1993. Ever since then i have been crazy for them and anything to do with them!
Over the years i`ve collected everything from their music to several pairs of sunglasses (same makes and models as worn by Bono over the years, and from all over the world! One of my obsessions....ha ha!) and even licence plates! My three prized sets being, U2BONO, U2EDGE and the ultimate plate for a u2 fan and the ones currently on my car......U2FAN.
My U2 highlight though was when i actually came face to face with Bono! It was in November 2006, during the re-scheduled Vertigo tour. It was just fate that i went to their hotel at the right time, with a few other U2 fans! Bono was checking out and on his way to their next stop, New Zealand. Before he left he took the time to sign autographs and pose for photos with the few of us that were there! I was literally shaking when he got to me, and all i had with me was my concert ticket stub and my Vertigo tour t-shirt, which i had on. I wasn`t really prepared as i just took a chance at going to their hotel and seeing any of them.
I was speechless, and before that day i always thought about what i`d say if i ever met the great man, and when the time came the only words that came out of my mouth were, "Thank you so much!" The freaky thing was that after he signed my ticket, without me asking him he took it upon himself to sign my t-shirt (While i was wearing it!) as well! It sounds corny but it was as if for a brief few seconds we shared some sort of special connection! I was just ecstatic that he did that!
After it all happened i asked the other fans (none of whom i knew) if any of them happened to take a snap of him with me. One girl told me to go to a certain website that night and that anyone who took pics would probably upload them on there. Well later that night, to my absolute excitement there it was, a pic of the both of us as he was signing my ticket! I Managed to track down the girl who took the pic via e-mail and thanked her immensely!

Anyway...sorry for the extremely long introduction.....he he! I hope you enjoyed it! I just wanted to share my passion for U2 with you all!

Cheers,
Mikie.

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Counting the days to "No Line On The Horizon" I have a feeling it`s gonna be something special!!
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:21 PM   #2
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Pleasure to meet you Mikie & welcome to the forum!!
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Thanks!

Hi guys!

Thanks heaps for all the kind welcomes!!

Cheers, Mikie.
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Thanks!!

"Happy new year to all here!"

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Thank you for sharing your story about your Bono encounter!!!
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Hey Mikie!!

I was there on the same day with my best friend!!! flyvariax, he's also newish to the forum. I hardly post on this thing until recently with the huge hype of NLOTH.

Funny story, my friend and I felt much the same and we tried to take photos but we were so nervous they all turned out shaky, haha.
Would be great if u could link me up with those photos from that day, maybe we are in them!

When it was my turn to get his signature I felt like such a hog as I had my own copy of u218 singles, vertigo poster, and another copy of u218 to give to my uncle as a birthday present. In a real nervous voice i asked bono if he could please make it out to steve as a birthday present. He looked at me with a sly grin and started to draw a birthday cake. He then used the cake as one of his O's in BONO. Pretty cool I thought!

Anyway enough ranting...
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Hey Mikie!!

I was there on the same day with my best friend!!! flyvariax, he's also newish to the forum. I hardly post on this thing until recently with the huge hype of NLOTH.

Funny story, my friend and I felt much the same and we tried to take photos but we were so nervous they all turned out shaky, haha.
Would be great if u could link me up with those photos from that day, maybe we are in them!

When it was my turn to get his signature I felt like such a hog as I had my own copy of u218 singles, vertigo poster, and another copy of u218 to give to my uncle as a birthday present. In a real nervous voice i asked bono if he could please make it out to steve as a birthday present. He looked at me with a sly grin and started to draw a birthday cake. He then used the cake as one of his O's in BONO. Pretty cool I thought!

Anyway enough ranting...
Hi there!

If you go to google and type in u2australia (one word like this) it will come up with a Yahoo website called u2australia, it should be the first result that you see. Just go to the site and on the left hand side they have all the options and one of them is photos.
The only thing is it says members only at the top of the options, so you just have to join up to the site, which doesn`t cost anything.
Anyway, when you get into the photos section you will see the photos from that day.
I hope you find some of yourself, and when you find the site let me know and i`ll tell you which one i`m in.

Best regards,
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