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Old 10-14-2007, 09:22 PM   #1
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You're Most Memorable U2 Moment

What is YOUR most U2 memorable moment?
I had always heard how "down to earth they were." So for me, meeting them, and seeing first hand that this is SO true was a lot of fun...the pics, autographs, etc.....But also, the first time I saw them walk out on stage in concert. The song they opened with STILL gives me chills as I'm reminded of that moment...and Bono's 2001 "speech" about AIDS in Africa and how "They were going to be making a lot of noise about IT".....and they have! What he had to say about the AIDS crisis in Africa was very powerful, a powerful speech that only Bono could say and have "stick" with you....(And I just know there's more.......)
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Well, it was the first time I had watched Rattle and Hum. It was the first time I had ever listened to U2's music. After that, I was just addicted.

Also, when I was sick one day, I decided to see if my dad had any other U2 songs in our cabinet. So I found Achtung Baby. I just sat at the counter and layed on the couch all day, trying to memorize the lyrics, because I was so mesmorized with their music.

It's an obsession I'll never let go of.
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Meeting Bono for the first time after 26 years of .
Meeting Bono the 2nd time a year after the very first time.
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A combination of seeing them multiple times on the Vertigo tour. A few AMAZING experiences combined with only one "meh" experience = a lifetime of awesome memories.

(and getting a few moments of face time with Bono without a huge crowd around previous October ... that factors in there, too. )
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The cold (and calm) before the first show in Auckland last year....and nearly bursting when Wake Up fired up.
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my first concert Monday November 14th 2005, the first time i heard Wake Up, having the concert i wanted and the songs i wanted to hear...just me and my best friends...it was perfect.
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My first concert. Nov. 22, 2005 at Madison Square Garden, NYC. I loved this band since 1987 when I was 14, so it took me a long time to finally see them. I stood in line in the rain and cold for more than 8 hours. There were maybe two or three people in front of me when they closed the window. We waited and waited to see if they would open the window if they had tickets available (people who never claimed advanced tickets). They finally opened the window. I got a ticket. Not only did I get a ticket, but I got a floor ticket. I was about 15 feet from the elipse. It was amazing. I will never forget my first U2 concert.
It was the same concert that Sarah (circa1992) danced with Bono.
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Mine, it was Chicago...September...camping out...meeting people...getting to hear some Pop songs...taking a picture of Lies next to Adam behind the United Center.

It was fun
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My first concert. Nov. 22, 2005 at Madison Square Garden, NYC. I loved this band since 1987 when I was 14, so it took me a long time to finally see them. I stood in line in the rain and cold for more than 8 hours. There were maybe two or three people in front of me when they closed the window. We waited and waited to see if they would open the window if they had tickets available (people who never claimed advanced tickets). They finally opened the window. I got a ticket. Not only did I get a ticket, but I got a floor ticket. I was about 15 feet from the elipse. It was amazing. I will never forget my first U2 concert.
It was the same concert that Sarah (circa1992) danced with Bono.
Hey great show! I was there too!
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Being less than 10 feet from Bono at a show when he started singing "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses", my favorite song. Probably not as exciting as other moments people have, like those who have met them, but it was pretty awesome for me.
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:18 PM   #11
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Being less than 10 feet from Bono at a show when he started singing "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses", my favorite song. Probably not as exciting as other moments people have, like those who have met them, but it was pretty awesome for me.
Pretty much same here. After about 16 years of being a fan I was finally that close to the band for the Elevation tour inside of the heart. I will never forget it!
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in all honesty i have to say, when i went to the concert, it wasn't just about the band, the reality is that we'd been going through really tough times before, we'd just been hit by two hurricanes, we were recovering from alot, i had lost a good friend that summer, and things just didn't seem well. But it was that concert, the songs and the moments of being with four best friends who I cared about, arms around each other singing "still havn't found" was a magical moment for me. I've never really teared up listening to that song but it hits me remembering that moment. It was getting my heart racing with the opening of The Fly, which was the song I wanted to hear most, and the feeling that they were playing for us. So in the middle of all this trouble, everything that seemed wrong in my world, it was 3+ hours of complete escape, hope, and I left that arena with my renewed spirit. I don't thank U2 for bringing me closer to them, I thank them for bringing me closer to everyone around me.
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Hearing 'New Year's Day' for the first time on the radio ... that song totally does it for me.

That was all it took for me to become a fan.
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Old 10-15-2007, 03:50 AM   #14
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24 and 25 November 2006: One Tree Hill, within sight of the real One Tree Hill, Auckland.

First and second time live in nearly 17 years. Fucking incredible.
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Probably having Christy Turlington and Helena Christensen standing right in front of me for about half of Popmart Sydney.
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These are the tour related ones...

Scanning into the ellipse on Vertigo tour & being on the front rail in front of Adam on 11/2/05 with Maddy & Amy

Going to Hawaii to see the final show. Meeting many interferencers, hanging out, being pretty close to the b-stage and Maddy getting pulled up for Sunday Bloody Sunday 12/9/06

Seeing them at the Sports Arena on the 'War' tour

ZooTV at Dodger Stadium on 10/31/92

Popmart opening night, although it wasn't their best show (weren't ready yet) 1997

Elevation Tour 2001 - seeing them about 5 times that tour. Getting GA tix and not scanning, but still on the floor & being the closest I had ever been to the band at a show And seeing them after 9/11 - very moving!
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Hearing Edge start playing COBL, then hearing the gigantic cheer when Bono stepped out onto the B-stage right in front of us... Then an unplanned playing of Bad after Kite to finish the show.
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Hey Joerags, I was at the same concert! Good for you for getting so close for your first show!

I have two memorable moments:

1) Rushing out of work to get to the Brooklyn Bridge to see them perform, only to get shut out for several songs by the unkind security guards. But their manager let us in for the final song, and that was the first time I saw U2 play live.

2) At my first full concert, Oct. 11th 2005 at MSG, seeing Bono walk up to the ramp. The excitement and thrill I felt was electrifying.
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Meeting the band in London September 20th - 23rd, 2006.
Then meeting Bono and having my pic with him in Dublin on September 20th, 2007.

Bono writing an personalized autograph for Babydoll.


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Hearing 'New Year's Day' for the first time on the radio ... that song totally does it for me.

That was all it took for me to become a fan.
It's like you were in my head.
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