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10 or younger 9 10.11%
11-15 40 44.94%
16-21 31 34.83%
22-25 7 7.87%
26-30 2 2.25%
31-35 0 0%
36-40 0 0%
41 or older 0 0%
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Old 06-23-2002, 09:59 PM   #1
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How old were you wehen you became a fan (for real this time!)

If I'm going to be fair, I'm going to have to say 15 for me...I'd known about and liked U2 since I was 5 or 6, thanks to my mom, but it was the Popmart Tour in 1997 that really got me hooked.
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Old 06-23-2002, 10:09 PM   #2
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i voted for 16, because that was when i got into them.

howEVER, i could have put anything as early as 4. i grew up with MTV....and in minnesota in the summer (the only time i'd be at home during the day with a babysitter who was 16) it gets really hot at noon, so we'd have "mtv time" (noting that this was back in the day when mtv didn't suck...completely) and watch videos for a while. i remember really loving "still haven't found" cos of all the lights in it (hey, i was 4, what do you expect). i also remember "mysterious ways" cos we have a painting that looks like that (all stretched with a man in black pants and a red shirt in front of a white adobe building). really, i've born witness to much of u2's past without recognizing the talent behind it.
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i remember really loving "still haven't found" cos of all the lights in it (hey, i was 4, what do you expect).
I have similar memories from being five. Those were the days.
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Old 06-23-2002, 10:24 PM   #4
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Old 06-23-2002, 10:58 PM   #5
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I have similar memories from being five. Those were the days.

I am so freakin' old. When that video came out, my friend and I drove to Vegas and Death Valley. I was twenty-freaking-five!
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Old 06-23-2002, 11:34 PM   #6
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I was 19 when I became a fan. I've always wished I had become a fan earlier. I'm sure their music would have helped me through some tough times in my junior high/high school days.
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I was 4 yrs old when I became a fan.
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I guess I was 14, right? Born in October 1973, fan since September 1987 ?
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13 or 14... I'm not sure.
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I had turned 13 less than a moth before I became a fanatic.
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Old 06-24-2002, 06:07 AM   #11
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I was 12 years old in early 1993, about 5 months AFTER U2 came to my home city for Zoo TV. What great timing... :P </sarcasm>

I recently wrote out my whole story of how I became an obsessed U2 fan all on my own, at the age of 12.

http://forum.interference.com/showth...threadid=58781
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Old 06-24-2002, 12:27 PM   #12
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I recently wrote out my whole story of how I became an obsessed U2 fan all on my own, at the age of 12.

http://forum.interference.com/showth...threadid=58781
Carmanah, I really loved reading your story. I became a fan last year actually. I'm 24 and I feel like having missed a lot. The Elevation concert in Berlin was the most impressive thing I experienced for a long time. I went with a friend who had an extra-ticket. So I just came along, because she didn't want to go alone.

*all those nice coincidences*
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Old 06-25-2002, 09:10 AM   #13
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When I became a fan...

It was 8 after I heard Sunday Bloody Sunday from Under a Blood Red Sky on vinyl, there's some great passion in Bono's voice and Larry's drumming to hook anyone
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I was 12....the WOWY video
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Old 06-25-2002, 09:23 AM   #15
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I was 14 and I had always thought that Freddie Mercury had the best voice in rock and roll. After he died that same year, I happen to be flipping through MTV and I saw the video for "One" and I said to myself, "You know what, THIS guy now has the best voice in rock." Thats what hooked me from the start. Bono's voice.
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12, in 2000.. but I wasn't a full-fledged fan until 2001.
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I was 11, in 1988 when I heard U2 for the first time, and I took notice. I got JT, and R and H. It wasn't until 1993 though when I heard AB, and saw Bono for the first time that I became HARDCORE!!!
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I started being a casual fan when I was 19, but I only got TOTALLY hooked at 28. What a shame.
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Hardcore U2 fan and fully aware of it? Sadly not till I was 15, in 2000
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Sadly not till I was 15, in 2000
11-15 seems to be a popular choice. I wonder if it's something about the age...
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