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Old 08-06-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
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When did you start to like and love U2?

Just two short questions: when did you first like a U2 song and when did you became a U2 fan?

First U2 song I heard and liked: Sunday Bloody Sunday (5 years old, 1985)

Becoming a U2 fan: Achtung Baby-period (11/12 years old, 1991/1992)
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:13 PM   #2
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First song i heard was "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking for" on vh1's 100 greatest albums in 2002

became a fan ever since
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:31 PM   #3
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My father had the 'Best of CD' and I was just a little girl then, and liked U2, especially WOWY...

But I became a real fan since 2000 (ATYCLB)
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:31 PM   #4
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With or without you 1987?

Heard it on the radio and fell in love.. I was 14.
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When I started to like U2: the first time I heard Pride.

When I started to love U2: June 2002, the first time I heard the Joshua Tree.
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:45 PM   #6
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Zoo Station and rest of AB, 1998.
Brother gave me the album after seeing me bust up at a particularly lame picture of Bono in a magazine.
Started to love after I kidnapped JT from him 2 hours later.

Was 12 at the time.
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:46 PM   #7
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I've always enjoyed a U2 song whenever I heard it on the radio, but this last Christmas I decided to get in on the greatness and bought War, Joshua Tree, Unforgettable Fire, and Boy at a Best Buy. From then on I was in love.
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:47 PM   #8
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heard beautiful day and was hooked.......
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:55 PM   #9
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Discotheque 1997 9 years old

one listen and U2 were my favourite band
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:07 PM   #10
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11 yr old in 1981. Heard Electric co on my BROTHER (who doesnt like u2) tape. I was amazed by the delay at the start of that song. Been hooked since!
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:27 PM   #11
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Like : Wowy january 98

Love : ATYCLB 2002 / Elevation Boston idem (Also the very 1st time I started as a Guitar Player )

Then After I discovered these 2 words : ZOOTV and Popmart , then the damage was already done
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The first U2 song I heard was ISHFWILF on the radio in the late 80's. It blew my mind, and I bought all the tapes soon after that.

I started really loving them in 1998, after my best friend bought me the best of 1980-90 CD, since I had lost all my tapes when I moved earlier that year. The rest is history!
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:43 PM   #13
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Electrical Storm was the first rock single to bore its way into my mind enough to get me into popular music when I was 13.
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Beautiful Day in 2002. I heard it and thought "Thats for me".
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New Year's day did for me,and when I saw them for the first time at Love Aid. WOW!!!
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I had been a casual fan since my sister played Joshua Tree over and over and later when I heard Mysterious Ways and One, but I didn't become a fanatic until Beautiful Day came out (I was 14), then I was absolutely hooked. My parents thought it was just an obsessive phase that would pass...well, it's been 6 years.
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:44 PM   #17
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I do hate to say it, because it makes me feel like I caught on REALLY late -- but i first became a fan when i heard the Vertigo iPOD commercial

But I'm only 17!!!!

And then I bought all the other records, and its funny because I like the older ones a lot more (October, War).

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Old 08-06-2006, 09:08 PM   #18
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Two Hearts Beat as One - Liked them.
New Years Day - Loved them.
Live Aid - Hook line and sinker.

a 26 year love affair
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1998- In sixth grade, I got The Best of 1980-1990 because I wanted to get something from the store and I had heard of this U2.
1999- Fell in love with U2 and became a huge fan after listening to The Joshua Tree the first time.
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:34 PM   #20
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Just in the past two years. The first album I bought was Greatest Hits 1990-2000, then Bomb, actually because of the iPod commercial and the Bono/Edge appearance at the Clinton Library dedication. Now I'm working my way backwards (and hopefully forwards.)
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