The Octagon Bar: Been Around the World and Aye yi yi - Page 9 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-24-2005, 10:01 AM   #161
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Merc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,977
Local Time: 12:08 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by beau2ifulday
Actually, funny thing - I got a call halfway though SYCMIOYO from a friend of mine who didn't know I was at U2 and doesn't like them apart from that one song. I had a completely delayed reaction - I answered the phone normally and it only registered with me that I was actually in the middle of a concert when she said 'why the hell are you playing Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own so loud?'

__________________

Merc is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:01 AM   #162
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
u2bonogirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Back on the blue crack after a long break
Posts: 6,726
Local Time: 06:08 PM
I "aquired" u2 as well
From my dads collection
All his U2 disappeared (it was a piss poor collection anyway)
but its been replaced and a whole lot more since
__________________

u2bonogirl is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:03 AM   #163
Blue Crack Distributor
 
LarryMullen's POPAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: I'll be up with the sun, I'm not coming down...
Posts: 53,698
Local Time: 05:08 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by ewen



it said that on the other side







I love talking U2 with Ewen.
LarryMullen's POPAngel is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:07 AM   #164
Blue Crack Distributor
 
LarryMullen's POPAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: I'll be up with the sun, I'm not coming down...
Posts: 53,698
Local Time: 05:08 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by ewen



i'm an old fart


why is everyone nodding? especially at the 'fart' bit?

my sister got me into U2. she wasn't a fan herself, she just had October on cassette and I 'aquired' it. I didn't become an uber fan until Live Aid. creepy coincidence, the guy with the big tongue (lol icelle) on the other page, my nephew, was a little baby on my lap while I was watching Live Aid in 1985, on a black & white tv at my sisters.

I wasn't ing at the old fart bit, either.

I wish I had a cute "so and so got me into U2 story" but it was really kind of just myself... I'm at fault for my own demise, so to speak.
LarryMullen's POPAngel is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:09 AM   #165
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Merc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,977
Local Time: 12:08 AM
I've just talked on msn with a bit LB!




Merc is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:11 AM   #166
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
beau2ifulday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 5,512
Local Time: 10:08 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by LarryMullen's_POPAngel


I wish I had a cute "so and so got me into U2 story" but it was really kind of just myself... I'm at fault for my own demise, so to speak.






My family don't care for them much. My Dad thinks Bono is a twat and my Mum doesn't know anything by them other than Beautiful Day.
And hey. Let's not even start on what my friends think.
beau2ifulday is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:12 AM   #167
pax
ONE
love, blood, life
 
pax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Ewen's new American home
Posts: 11,412
Local Time: 06:08 PM
My mom got me into U2.

I was telling Ewen that I can remember having the 45 of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"...and I wasn't quite 5 years old.
__________________
and you hunger for the time
time to heal, desire, time


Join Amnesty.
pax is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:26 AM   #168
Blue Crack Distributor
 
LarryMullen's POPAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: I'll be up with the sun, I'm not coming down...
Posts: 53,698
Local Time: 05:08 PM
I was 9 when I saw the WOWY video and became hooked (especially on Larry... he was my first crush that I can remember, haha).


Nine... to think some of you weren't even born yet (or much older than babies). Now I feel like the old fart!
LarryMullen's POPAngel is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:32 AM   #169
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Merc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,977
Local Time: 12:08 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by LarryMullen's_POPAngel
Nine... to think some of you weren't even born yet (or much older than babies). Now I feel like the old fart!
Next bar title:

The Octagon Bar: Filled with old farts!

Merc is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:32 AM   #170
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
beau2ifulday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 5,512
Local Time: 10:08 PM
I wish i'd been that astute at 9.
I think I was still drooling over Nick Carter and Ronan Keating
beau2ifulday is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:35 AM   #171
Blue Crack Distributor
 
LarryMullen's POPAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: I'll be up with the sun, I'm not coming down...
Posts: 53,698
Local Time: 05:08 PM
Believe me, I went through that dreaded New Kids on the Block phase. I think I was 10 or 11 when that hit, but luckily I got bit by the U2 bug again when I turned 13-14, lol.
LarryMullen's POPAngel is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:36 AM   #172
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Merc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,977
Local Time: 12:08 AM
9... ...that was in '91/'92...

The beginning of the R.E.M./Queen-phase...
Merc is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:37 AM   #173
pax
ONE
love, blood, life
 
pax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Ewen's new American home
Posts: 11,412
Local Time: 06:08 PM
U2 and I went through a long divorce post-Achtung Baby, I'm ashamed to say. In junior high I went all grunge, followed by a Lilith Fair-type phase when I was all Indigo Girls and Ani di Franco and Sarah McLachlan. It wasn't until my freshman year of college that I started to care about U2 again, and I rediscovered Zooropa and Pop after they completely went over my head as a young teenager.

Learning to love those two albums, oddly enough, really brought me back into the U2 fold. Now I still love them, and U2 really is my very favorite band. After all that...I've come full circle since age 4.
__________________
and you hunger for the time
time to heal, desire, time


Join Amnesty.
pax is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:40 AM   #174
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Merc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,977
Local Time: 12:08 AM
Dinner-time!

Merc is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:40 AM   #175
Blue Crack Distributor
 
LarryMullen's POPAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: I'll be up with the sun, I'm not coming down...
Posts: 53,698
Local Time: 05:08 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by pax
U2 and I went through a long divorce post-Achtung Baby, I'm ashamed to say. In junior high I went all grunge, followed by a Lilith Fair-type phase when I was all Indigo Girls and Ani di Franco and Sarah McLachlan. It wasn't until my freshman year of college that I started to care about U2 again, and I rediscovered Zooropa and Pop after they completely went over my head as a young teenager.

Learning to love those two albums, oddly enough, really brought me back into the U2 fold. Now I still love them, and U2 really is my very favorite band. After all that...I've come full circle since age 4.


I lost my way with them when I was in the later years of high school, but I found them again with POP, oddly enough, and when I began talking with my ex. He and I were both huge U2 fans. He even taped and sent me a bunch of Virgin Prunes and Gavin Friday stuff once.

Ah, the advantages of having a SO who's into U2...
LarryMullen's POPAngel is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:40 AM   #176
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
beau2ifulday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 5,512
Local Time: 10:08 PM
haha, Merc and LMPA - you two are so much more advanced in your musical taste than I was!!

Seriously, I was princess pop. I was 9 in 97/98 (I think), so there was plenty of poptastic bands around to fuel me.
I wouldn't have considered looking twice at U2 or R.E.M. I mean, my first real visual exposure to them was the 'Discotheque' video and I know that didn't do my opinion of them any favours.

Today, of course, is a completely different story. Those BOOMCHA!s get me every time
beau2ifulday is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:40 AM   #177
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 3,887
Local Time: 05:08 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by beau2ifulday








My family don't care for them much. My Dad thinks Bono is a twat and my Mum doesn't know anything by them other than Beautiful Day.
And hey. Let's not even start on what my friends think.

I remember my father (RIP) banging on my bedroom door when I was a teenager, telling me to "turn that rubbish down". Lets say he didn't care much for U2. He was a Johnny Cash fan....if he had been alive a few years longer he'd have heard Johnny Cash doing The Wanderer on Zooropa! woah, would I have gloated on that!! oh, and of course Cash's version of 'One' too a few years later.
ewen is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:46 AM   #178
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2Girl1978's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: At the altar of the dark star
Posts: 19,374
Local Time: 06:08 PM
My dad got me into U2.
U2Girl1978 is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:47 AM   #179
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 3,887
Local Time: 05:08 PM
It was Rattle and Hum that lost me. The movie rather than the album. I love the live footage (yes, ok, so do the PLEBAns!!!) but the part with BB King!!! I can't believe Bono's arogance (spelling?) but we won't go there. I totally went off U2 after seeing the Rattle and Hum outtakes too. Again, I won't go there if you haven't seen them. Anyway, Achtung Baby brought me back. They also lost me with ATYCLB but not to the same degree as with R&H because I Loved the Elevation tour, just not the ATYCLB album.
ewen is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 10:48 AM   #180
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
beau2ifulday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 5,512
Local Time: 10:08 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by ewen
It was Rattle and Hum that lost me. The movie rather than the album. I love the live footage (yes, ok, so do the PLEBAns!!!) but the part with BB King!!! I can't believe Bono's arogance (spelling?) but we won't go there.
No - go on. Enlighten me - I don't know a whole lot about that era of U2, to be honest.
What was up with Bono's arrogance?
__________________

beau2ifulday 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 05:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×