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Old 10-01-2004, 12:30 PM   #1
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U2 - The Best Band on the Planet

Not to be all mushy, but I was just thinking about how lucky I am to be a fan of U2. How often do you find things that add so much to your life? For next to nothing, I get so much out of listening to and reading about this band. I even met my fiancee at Madison Square Garden on 10-24-01 (one of the loudest, most emotional U2 shows *ever*).

Now I find out that the emotions of those MSG shows were so powerful and moving that U2 themselves were affected enough to write a song on the new album about the NYC Elevation shows. The sight of 20,000 people screaming and crying in happiness to be alive at a U2 show is truly a beautiful and amazing thing. I am happy that the band understood how much it meant to New Yorkers for them to play there in October of 2001.

I once told someone that I would not give up listening to my U2 albums for a billion dollars, and I still believe it. I'm sure many fans on these boards feel the same way and that is what makes the U2 culture so different. I keep coming back for more because U2 is about spirituality, relevance, and intelligent communication - qualities that I rarely find in the rest of society.

Many cynics say music is just another form of entertainment and it's all done with profit in mind. I don't feel that way about this band, though. When you feel strongly that the essence of something is good and sincere and coming from the right place, all that negativity fades away. All that's left are four great souls changing the world, one song at a time.

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Old 10-01-2004, 12:32 PM   #2
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Old 10-01-2004, 12:56 PM   #3
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aww I agree 100% with that.

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I am lucky to be a U2 fan but I can't say that their the best band in the world 'cause I listen to a lot of different types of music from punk/metal/rap/classical etc and it is hard to pin point 1 band as being the best when there are so many different musical genres. Howeever, I think U2 are above there than most bands.
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Great post! I agree with and I also think that some U2-fans don't realizise how lucky they are!

Ps: Vertigo is fantastic!
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"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." -- Aldous Huxley


U2 is so much more than a band... The impact they have had on me has been life changing in many ways. And I am so very very thankful.

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U2 is so much more than a band... The impact they have had on me has been life changing in many ways. And I am so very very thankful.

It may sound stupid, but as long as they're out there, loving us, even mountains are mole hills for me.
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I know how you feel.
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They're my angels.
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U2 is so much more than a band... The impact they have had on me has been life changing in many ways. And I am so very very thankful.


I've been a fan for some time and over the last few years for me the music has become so much more that just a song...I discovered that there can be a healing power or a kind of comfort found from a song or music in general. To be able to create something that can do that for people or really move them in whatever way is an amazing thing to me and I think that puts them above the rest.
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Actually...for a billion friggin dollars.....

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I totally agree. And dont apologize for being mushy. U2 makes me mushy all the time
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U2 is so much more than a band... The impact they have had on me has been life changing in many ways. And I am so very very thankful.

It may sound stupid, but as long as they're out there, loving us, even mountains are mole hills for me.
I agree 100%!! U2
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I agree 100%!! U2

How much would I have to paid to never listen to U2 again?

I couldn't be paid to do that, seriously.

They are priceless, or about 150 quid for all the albums!!
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