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Old 09-01-2002, 03:48 AM   #21
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I used to read the interference news while i was bored between uni lectures. I've now been established in my chosen career for 4 years. So that shows you how long Ive been hanging round this place(elvis may add "like a bad smell" to that sentence hehe ).
I came here not long after the forum opened because I had been 'WAITING' for a U2 message board to pop up as I am, lets face it, a message board junkie.
Feedback filled the void that Wire left. I came into a lil place where puppies named skeek were talking about u2 remixes and thought 'hooray, finally somewhere where people obsessed as me are gathering'.

I think I have a love/hate rship with this place sometimes. Addictions are that way.
Some of the threads here have provided me with a lot of smiles, a lot of great U2 info and discussion, but mainly the stepping stone to some of the best friendships and most wonderful people ever.
elvis, you saying you still have the bikini thread lying around?
i wish i knew the name of that feedback disco thread. im sure its where i first met some of the real characters of this forum. i still remember a thread where a hyper guy named 'zoomerang96' was begging me to sell him my fly shades. i thought he was a fruitloop and didn't even bother responding.

here i met some truly beautiful people whom i don't think i'll ever forget even if we leave this place and our lives never cross paths again. the people are now what keeps bringing me back.
to those whom I wouldn't have met if it hadn't been for this place, who've touched me more than they'll ever know and many of whom i owe SO MUCH and adore...
bryan, brian, michael c, jennifer, nick, arun, laura, jenny, davey, rafs, bethany, marta and paul, krys, christiana, dave, sara, maja, peter, nikki, alan, brandon, karen, the bear, bama, furrygirl, bryce, naya, julie, christina, paul f, jon, daniel, johan, michael g, anna, jimmy, ian, and craig.
at first it was that rush of excitement about new u2 music, and its great that this thread/b'day has come at this time because we seem to have come full circle with that same excitement happening all over again. its great to see and i'm glad i'm a part of it.

Thanks elvis and Happy Birthday Interland.

Amanda of the Zooropa kind

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Old 09-01-2002, 04:08 AM   #22
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I this thread

It reminds me why I this place sooooooo much.

Happy Birthday Interference

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Old 09-01-2002, 05:31 AM   #23
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I remember when I first came to interference, last summer. The very first thing I did when I became obsessed with U2 was ask on another message board I was at where I could find a good U2 message board. Someone pointed me in this direction and I'm so glad they did. I was pretty overwhelmed when I got here because on the board I used to go to there were only about 5 forums. I had to spend about ten minutes on the main page here working out what they were all for

I was a very new U2 fan when I first came here - I only had ATYCLB, AB and JT, and I didn't even know which one of the band was Larry and which one was Adam! They were just 'the other two'
But that all changed once I came here

Thank you Elvis for starting this place and taking the time and effort to keep it the best U2 community on the net. And thanks to all the mods and everone else who makes this place what it is

Happy Birthday Interference!!!!
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Old 09-01-2002, 06:45 AM   #24
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Thanks for all the work that you have done and continue to do.I love this place!!!!!
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Old 09-01-2002, 08:26 AM   #25
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The only real U2 fan home on the web!

Happy b'day to Interference... hopefully there'll be many more to come!
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Old 09-01-2002, 10:03 AM   #26
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Long live Elvis
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Old 09-01-2002, 10:04 AM   #27
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A sad memory... days before I was invited to meet U2 we came accross the news of the fallen Joshua Tree.....

From Music365, as reported on October 16, 2000:

As U2 celebrate their first UK Number One single in three years, a fan website has reported that the iconic Joshua Tree featured on the cover of their album of the same name, has fallen.

Interference.com has reported that the tree, located outside Death Valley National Park, has keeled over. U2 fan Jim Stroup, who visited the tree recently is reported as saying: "I am sad to say that the tree has fallen over. I have known of its location for many years, and have visited it often, and on my last trip there a week ago I found it laying on the ground. It looks like a large branch had fallen off and then the tree became lopsided and fell over. I counted the rings and it appeared to be about 80 years old."

U2 fans have been making pilgrimages to see the tree since it was chosen to feature on the 1987 album.

In happier U2 news however, vocalist Bono has spoken of the band’s delight in securing the Number One slot with their new single ‘Beautiful Day’.

Speaking on ITV’s cd:uk programme from his Dublin home, the singer said “It feeels like our best No.1 yet. At first we didn’t feel it was that important to get to the top of the pop charts – we’re a rock band – but after such a long time away from the charts, it’s great to be back.”

Bono also revealed, possibly with his tongue wedged in his cheek, that his band would be celebrating their chart success by joining Robbie Williams for a game of bingo.
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Old 09-01-2002, 10:11 AM   #28
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Thank You

Elvis- Thank You for setting up this wonderful forum for us!!

I joined last year and its the *only* forum I have posted more than thrice on!!!

It has really grown in the past year too- its a great place!

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Old 09-01-2002, 10:26 AM   #29
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ah thanks joel! and congrats to all.
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Old 09-01-2002, 01:40 PM   #30
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Congratulations to all of the staff on Interference for making it such a great site!

Really i think there's too many people to mention that were special to me for any reason:
- all the people that were kind enough to burn U2 CDs for free for me (Sula, Acrob@t, Sicy, Jayhawk, Johnny Vaughn, Hortencia) you put me in a huge debt
- all of those who i emailed with or PMed with or had a great time or a good discussion here in the forum (i think you know who you are, and thank you very much Amanda for adding my name to the list)
- those who support me in my "Confessionals" threads and in the pics thread and just about any of my insecurities rambles
- and to all who put up with my temper whenever it was "out of control"

It keeps getting better in here you know? The people really make this place.
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Old 09-01-2002, 03:09 PM   #31
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This is such a special place and I'm sure almost every one of the thousands of members would agree. I think Inteference is one of the most active, most friendly, most welcoming and most diverse internet communities and I for one am really happy I found it.

Thank-you so much to Elvis and to all the mods who give up their time to make this place what it is. You're the best
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Old 09-01-2002, 03:22 PM   #32
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I wish I could give you money instead of words joel, But they are all I have at the moment.
and Thank You
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Old 09-01-2002, 04:40 PM   #33
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happy bday Interference
the only place where you can increase your U2-madness and make some new friends
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Old 09-01-2002, 05:38 PM   #34
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I Interference.

I remember my first visit being back in 1998, reading up on the band I had loved for such a long time. I was just passing through on the net, never thinking I'd be back 3 years later...

Then, Elevation Detroit came and I was a bigger U2 fan than ever. I found this place and the rest is history. I've made so many wonderful friends here-Sicy, Kristina, Katherine, Noodle, Matt, Carrie, Kat, Jess, etc. (if I didn't list you don't feel bad-you know who you are! ) I can honestly say if it wasn't for this place, I never would have seen they boys in Chicago, and never would have had the most memorable night of my life so far when I got Larry's stick. I also never would have acquired so many bootlegs thanks to the kindness of others.

Joel, you seriously are a great guy for making this happen. Your hard work is appreciated more than you'll ever know.

Happy Birthday Interference!

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Old 09-01-2002, 07:33 PM   #35
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Happy birthday Interference

A long addiction. I'm so glad I found this site. Without it, I would have no idea there were fans as crazy as I am, never be up to date with U2 news, and worst of all -- I would have become a Zootopian. Kidding, kidding.

This is, by far, the best fansite. to Joel, Sicy, the mods, and everyone else who has helped contribute.
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Old 09-01-2002, 07:54 PM   #36
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I Love this place with all my heart. A HUGE thank you to Joel, Sicy, and everyone else who works around the clock putting their heart and soul into Interland to make it fun, safe, and the BEST online group of U2 fans in the universe!!!

I've met soo many great people here. Coming to Interference is my favorite hobby. And I love you ALL!!!! The memories are priceless.

I give to interference......My firstborn son (when I have him.)
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Old 09-01-2002, 09:22 PM   #37
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Happy Birthday, Interference!

Thank you so much for creating this site, Elvis, and thank you to everyone who puts so much time and effort into ensuring that this is the best U2 site around.

I've only been here for about a year and a half, but I feel like Interference has really given me so much. I've learned tons about U2 and been exposed to opinions and ideas from people around the world. Thank you to everyone here who makes Interference what it is today!
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Old 09-02-2002, 05:17 PM   #38
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I'm thankful to have been in contact with some of the most generous and beautiful people I'd probably ever meet. I've always hidden behind the mentality that you can't be inspired and touched by anyone online..always considered it a poor alternative to just opening up your social ranges and meeting new people..but so many here have convinced me its not such a bad way to spend a few hours a day (I'm proud of my willpower ). I don't want to list any names but one person in particular here over the last year or so has contributed so much..ironically..someone I got off on the wrong foot with to begin with~..I am thankful for the open ear she gave me on something I couldn't discuss with anyone else in a non-cyber capacity..even if I may have been a little pretentious at the time it meant a lot and still does.. also for the beautiful warm heart she has shown so many here in so many different ways..

Thanks Joel

ps. maja..you are in no debt, it was a present

ps.ps. luv you all...
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Old 09-02-2002, 08:06 PM   #39
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Although i know i haven't been the perfect Interferencer , thanks so much Joel for creating an amazing community to harbor my U2 madness! As with many, this place has provided me with a lot of fond memories. If nothing else, it has given me much-needed comedy relief. I have come across a full array of characters, from all walks of life...something i've come to appreciate. There's no other U2 site, IMO, that compares to Interference. Thank you, and your "staff", for all of the hard work--it's certainly paid off by the looks of it.

Interference has, oddly enough, played a pivotal role in my life...i suppose indirectly. I won't say exactly how, but believe me, because of it, i am greatly indebted. Maybe one of these days i'll share what i'm referring to in Zoo Confessionals

Happy Birthday Interference.com!
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Old 09-02-2002, 09:32 PM   #40
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This place has changed a bunch since I started coming here. Although my post count doesn't reflect it(over two years since I joined, and still not 1000 posts), I enjoy visiting the forum, and Interference. Great job, Elvis!

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