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Old 06-24-2005, 10:11 AM   #166
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I wish I had a cute "so and so got me into U2 story" but it was really kind of just myself... I'm at fault for my own demise, so to speak.






My family don't care for them much. My Dad thinks Bono is a twat and my Mum doesn't know anything by them other than Beautiful Day.
And hey. Let's not even start on what my friends think.
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My mom got me into U2.

I was telling Ewen that I can remember having the 45 of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"...and I wasn't quite 5 years old.
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:26 AM   #168
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I was 9 when I saw the WOWY video and became hooked (especially on Larry... he was my first crush that I can remember, haha).


Nine... to think some of you weren't even born yet (or much older than babies). Now I feel like the old fart!
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:32 AM   #169
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Nine... to think some of you weren't even born yet (or much older than babies). Now I feel like the old fart!
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I wish i'd been that astute at 9.
I think I was still drooling over Nick Carter and Ronan Keating
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:35 AM   #171
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Believe me, I went through that dreaded New Kids on the Block phase. I think I was 10 or 11 when that hit, but luckily I got bit by the U2 bug again when I turned 13-14, lol.
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9... ...that was in '91/'92...

The beginning of the R.E.M./Queen-phase...
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U2 and I went through a long divorce post-Achtung Baby, I'm ashamed to say. In junior high I went all grunge, followed by a Lilith Fair-type phase when I was all Indigo Girls and Ani di Franco and Sarah McLachlan. It wasn't until my freshman year of college that I started to care about U2 again, and I rediscovered Zooropa and Pop after they completely went over my head as a young teenager.

Learning to love those two albums, oddly enough, really brought me back into the U2 fold. Now I still love them, and U2 really is my very favorite band. After all that...I've come full circle since age 4.
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U2 and I went through a long divorce post-Achtung Baby, I'm ashamed to say. In junior high I went all grunge, followed by a Lilith Fair-type phase when I was all Indigo Girls and Ani di Franco and Sarah McLachlan. It wasn't until my freshman year of college that I started to care about U2 again, and I rediscovered Zooropa and Pop after they completely went over my head as a young teenager.

Learning to love those two albums, oddly enough, really brought me back into the U2 fold. Now I still love them, and U2 really is my very favorite band. After all that...I've come full circle since age 4.


I lost my way with them when I was in the later years of high school, but I found them again with POP, oddly enough, and when I began talking with my ex. He and I were both huge U2 fans. He even taped and sent me a bunch of Virgin Prunes and Gavin Friday stuff once.

Ah, the advantages of having a SO who's into U2...
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haha, Merc and LMPA - you two are so much more advanced in your musical taste than I was!!

Seriously, I was princess pop. I was 9 in 97/98 (I think), so there was plenty of poptastic bands around to fuel me.
I wouldn't have considered looking twice at U2 or R.E.M. I mean, my first real visual exposure to them was the 'Discotheque' video and I know that didn't do my opinion of them any favours.

Today, of course, is a completely different story. Those BOOMCHA!s get me every time
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My family don't care for them much. My Dad thinks Bono is a twat and my Mum doesn't know anything by them other than Beautiful Day.
And hey. Let's not even start on what my friends think.

I remember my father (RIP) banging on my bedroom door when I was a teenager, telling me to "turn that rubbish down". Lets say he didn't care much for U2. He was a Johnny Cash fan....if he had been alive a few years longer he'd have heard Johnny Cash doing The Wanderer on Zooropa! woah, would I have gloated on that!! oh, and of course Cash's version of 'One' too a few years later.
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My dad got me into U2.
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It was Rattle and Hum that lost me. The movie rather than the album. I love the live footage (yes, ok, so do the PLEBAns!!!) but the part with BB King!!! I can't believe Bono's arogance (spelling?) but we won't go there. I totally went off U2 after seeing the Rattle and Hum outtakes too. Again, I won't go there if you haven't seen them. Anyway, Achtung Baby brought me back. They also lost me with ATYCLB but not to the same degree as with R&H because I Loved the Elevation tour, just not the ATYCLB album.
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It was Rattle and Hum that lost me. The movie rather than the album. I love the live footage (yes, ok, so do the PLEBAns!!!) but the part with BB King!!! I can't believe Bono's arogance (spelling?) but we won't go there.
No - go on. Enlighten me - I don't know a whole lot about that era of U2, to be honest.
What was up with Bono's arrogance?
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