When did you start to like and love U2? - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > Everything You Know Is Wrong Archive
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-06-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
War Child
BANZAI's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 574
Local Time: 02:59 PM
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)

BANZAI is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 03:13 PM   #2
Blue Crack Supplier
waynetravis's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hull, UK
Posts: 36,231
Local Time: 12:59 PM
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

waynetravis is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 03:31 PM   #3
Rock n' Roll Doggie
JanuaryStar's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: World of Dreams
Posts: 9,159
Local Time: 02:59 PM
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)
JanuaryStar is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 03:31 PM   #4
Sizzlin' Sicilian
Forum Administrator
Sicy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 69,343
Local Time: 04:59 AM
With or without you 1987?

Heard it on the radio and fell in love.. I was 14.
Sicy is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 03:41 PM   #5
The Male
LemonMelon's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 66,860
Local Time: 04:59 AM
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.
LemonMelon is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 03:45 PM   #6
War Child
Bug's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Twisting Nether
Posts: 839
Local Time: 05:59 AM
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.
Bug is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 03:46 PM   #7
The Fly
goincommando's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 129
Local Time: 08:59 AM
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.
goincommando is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 03:47 PM   #8
Rock n' Roll Doggie
xaviMF22's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: In haunted attics
Posts: 7,091
Local Time: 08:59 AM
heard beautiful day and was hooked.......
xaviMF22 is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 03:55 PM   #9
love, blood, life
AtomicBono's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 10,486
Local Time: 06:59 AM
Discotheque 1997 9 years old

one listen and U2 were my favourite band
AtomicBono is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 04:07 PM   #10
New Yorker
gman's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Highlands of Scotland
Posts: 2,570
Local Time: 12:59 PM
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!
gman is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 04:27 PM   #11
New Yorker
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,846
Local Time: 12:59 PM
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
J_NP is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 04:41 PM   #12
Blue Crack Supplier
Thora's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Wishing I was on the beach
Posts: 34,116
Local Time: 05:59 AM
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!
Insert something interesting here
Thora is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 04:43 PM   #13
love, blood, life
Canadiens1131's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 10,363
Local Time: 08:59 AM
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.
Canadiens1131 is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 05:17 PM   #14
Blue Crack Supplier
coolian2's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,934
Local Time: 01:59 AM
Beautiful Day in 2002. I heard it and thought "Thats for me".
coolian2 is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 06:07 PM   #15
Blue Crack Distributor
tiny dancer's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: small town Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 94,324
Local Time: 12:59 PM
New Year's day did for me,and when I saw them for the first time at Love Aid. WOW!!!
Into the heart of a child...
tiny dancer is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 06:50 PM   #16
Blue Crack Addict
U2democrat's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: England by way of 'Murica.
Posts: 22,142
Local Time: 12:59 PM
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.
U2democrat is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 08:44 PM   #17
The Fly
blackhawklp5's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 90
Local Time: 12:59 PM
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).

blackhawklp5 is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 09:08 PM   #18
love, blood, life
JCOSTER's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: It's a very, very mad world.
Posts: 14,971
Local Time: 07:59 AM
Two Hearts Beat as One - Liked them.
New Years Day - Loved them.
Live Aid - Hook line and sinker.

a 26 year love affair
JCOSTER is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 09:11 PM   #19
Blue Crack Addict
Screwtape2's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Omaha, Nebraska “With Screwtape on Kettle Drum and Wormwood on Harpsichord!”
Posts: 18,353
Local Time: 07:59 AM
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.
Screwtape2 is offline  
Old 08-06-2006, 09:34 PM   #20
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 1,242
Local Time: 08:59 AM
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.)

silvrlvr is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com