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Old 11-22-2005, 12:19 AM   #1
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How did you discover U2?

For me, I had a college roommate three years ago who listened to Joshua Tree a lot, and I really came to love it. Unfortunately, I became a fan after the Elevation tour was already over, so I had to wait for Vertigo. Now I've been to three shows, and I'm looking forward to the time I can see them again.
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i kept going to afrinds house, and he loved the Elevation video because of the tomb raider movie, and i started liking it, and then walk on kame along, and i saw promise for the band, didnt became a fan fan untill the bomb
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In 2000, my best friend at the time gave me the Beautiful Day single for my birthday. I used to walk home from the bus stop alone listening to music, and I listened to it nonstop for months.
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Old 11-22-2005, 12:33 AM   #4
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Rattle & Hum was one of the first CD's I ever bought, but I really only bought it because I was copying a cooler, older cousin (I was 11 at the time) and it wasn't exactly life changing. Then a few years later, a few years older and wiser musicaly, The Fly burst out through the airwaves and punched me in the head.

Hook, line and sinker.

I still clearly remember hearing Achtung Baby for the first time on a friends fathers mammoth stereo, the opening to Zoo Station coming for the first time at a huge volume. Track after track it kept punching me.
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Driving - late one night
Gloria
On the radio
One listen
They had me!
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I worked in a record store in the early 80s (79-84/85). We were in L.A. and we imported all the new music, including U2. When they play here, they always mention remembering being played on the radio (KROQ and/or other stations)... The rest is history
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Old 11-22-2005, 01:27 AM   #7
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1996, when watching Batman Forever on VHS.
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Old 11-22-2005, 01:35 AM   #8
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1989 or so listening to Where The Streets Have No Name on repeat in my friends basement after that I had to get every album and none of them disappointed been a fan ever since.
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Old 11-22-2005, 02:00 AM   #9
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1983, my friend's brother had War and we played poker in his basement so I heard it quite a bit. Along with Under a Blood Red Sky and Unforgettable Fire shortly thereafter. Really got hooked after being an impressionable 16 yr old on a hot July day in 1985 after a band from Dublin, Ireland blew my mind with their live performance at a little show called Live Aid.
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Old 11-22-2005, 02:08 AM   #10
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Spring 2003, saw a half hour special on "The Best of 1990-2000" on tv. Bought "Go Home". Picked jaw up off the floor. Didn't look back.
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Old 11-22-2005, 03:58 AM   #11
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1.My brother used to play on his computer with or without you and one.

2.2003 spring - I wanted to buy ATYCLB because it had 4 songs that i knew(Beautiful Day, Stuck, Elevation and Kite because i saw Kite from Boston DVD) and a bit later came Walk On, new song.

3.19.08.2004.- my 15th birthday, a friend gave me whole u2 in mp3. I was a fan next month
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a homeless man told me that the goal was soul, and i believed him. children are so naiive.
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a homeless man told me that the goal was soul, and i believed him. children are so naiive.
I wonder if that was the same hobo looking chap who started rapping 'Miami' to me all those years ago....
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I wonder if that was the same hobo looking chap who started rapping 'Miami' to me all those years ago....
it's possible. i hear he's multi-talented as well as multi-hair-styled.
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In 2000 (16 years old) I first heard Beautiful Day and i was blown away!!
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When I was 13, my parents belonged to a music club and had 2 free CDs coming to them. They let my sister pick out one and me pick out another. I wasn't that big into music, so I was having a hard time choosing one. I saw The Joshua Tree listed as a choice and recognized the three songs it mentioned being on the album. I asked my parents if they thought that would be a good choice. They told me that they had that on vinyl, so I figured if I didn't like the CD, they could just have it.

Ha!

I now have their vinyl as well.
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saw a guy do a crap version of WOWY on a TV talent show, it inspired me to buy the 'best of 1980-1990'. it carried on from there.
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I heard the guitar player was called The Edge, I had to investigate.
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My ex (who I thought had crap musical taste) bought Frank Sinatra Duets. I heard Bono singing "Under My Skin" and that voice just got its hooks into me, and I've never been the same. Stole my daughter's Achtung Baby CD, never looked back!
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