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Old 12-09-2004, 05:44 AM   #21
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I see them at the Hope and Anchor in 1978 and they blew me away with their excellent cover versions.
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Old 12-09-2004, 06:14 AM   #22
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21 years for me, I don't win. Is Hanover still here? He is Irish and was with them all along.
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Old 12-09-2004, 06:47 AM   #23
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rjhbonovox - I think you win!

I know that I would be interested in any of your remembrances of U2 from those early days in the late '70s (when they may or may not have been U2) - whether they would be of their performances or of U2 themselves.

You have marvelous memories to keep in your heart forever. Please share them with us.

ALL BECAUSE OF YOU....
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rjhbonovox - I think you win!

I know that I would be interested in any of your remembrances of U2 from those early days in the late '70s (when they may or may not have been U2) - whether they would be of their performances or of U2 themselves.

You have marvelous memories to keep in your heart forever. Please share them with us.

ALL BECAUSE OF YOU....
I hate to break your heart, Jamila, but I believe rjhbonovox is being sarcastic.

How do I know? Bono and co. have said repeatedly that they were horrible at covers, which is what forced them to write their own material. I believe Bono once called them 'the worst cover band ever' or something along those lines. So I doubt rjhbonovox saw the band in 1978.

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Old 12-09-2004, 09:26 AM   #25
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I hate to break your heart, Jamila, but I believe rjhbonovox is being sarcastic.

How do I know? Bono and co. have said repeatedly that they were horrible at covers, which is what forced them to write their own material. I believe Bono once called them 'the worst cover band ever' or something along those lines. So I doubt rjhbonovox saw the band in 1978.

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Nah not true, at the Hope and Anchor in 1978 me and 12 other people saw them do a corking version of "Lets Spend The Night Together". Oh yes!
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Old 12-09-2004, 09:48 AM   #26
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1982/83. I wasn't that familiar with Boy, but bought it the same time I bought War. New Year's Day (song, that is) was when I realized I loved these guys. The rest is history..
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:03 AM   #27
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1982/83. I wasn't that familiar with Boy, but bought it the same time I bought War. New Year's Day (song, that is) was when I realized I loved these guys. The rest is history..
New Year's Day is the one that hooked me, as well. I've not been without U2's music since that day. So.. I don't win this contest, but I'm still a winner!
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:17 AM   #28
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since 1990 for me..... some people must be old in this forum...

but i heard them before whitout knowing it was them..... my sisters are 35..... i remember New Year's day back in the day when I was 7.
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since 1990 for me..... some people must be old in this forum...

but i heard them before whitout knowing it was them..... my sisters are 35..... i remember New Year's day back in the days when I was 7.
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:38 AM   #30
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I jumped on the bandwagon with The Joshua Tree. But back then it was pretty uncool to admit this. You were considered a posuer and subject to ridicule from "the real fans" if you hadn't been on board at least since UF
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:55 AM   #31
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No-one recognized my U2 quote? Some fans you are.
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:08 AM   #32
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i'm only 22 ... but i do think i have the record for oldest u2 screen name. i got "u2man" in 6th grade and still use it!!! no "bonorocks324723946234" for me! remember america online back in the day? ahh, fond memories of "compacting my personal filing cabinet" when i had too many emails and downloading u2 midis 'cause they were so badass.............
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1982/83. I wasn't that familiar with Boy, but bought it the same time I bought War. New Year's Day (song, that is) was when I realized I loved these guys. The rest is history..
Same goes for me!
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Old 12-09-2004, 12:10 PM   #34
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since 1990 for me..... some people must be old in this forum...

but i heard them before whitout knowing it was them..... my sisters are 35..... i remember New Year's day back in the day when I was 7.
Yes i was 22 when U2 was at their peak 1991. Ahhhhh if the people here remember how COOL U2 were in 1991/92 then they would agree that nothing else touches that era!
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Old 12-09-2004, 12:19 PM   #35
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1980 - My uncle gave me his LP copy of Boy(my first album) and didn't really listen to it fully for a couple of years. Then one day I was playin video games in an arcade in Westmoreland St, Dublin when I heard Fire and it blew me away. Haven't looked back since.

Funny though, I've gone back to listen to Boy quite a lot since 99 and it's probably my favourite now.
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Old 12-09-2004, 12:27 PM   #36
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God has been a "fan" the longest!
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Old 12-09-2004, 12:50 PM   #37
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i'm only 19 and I only really started really paying attention to U2 when I was about 11 -13. My uncle wanted to take me to the Popmart concert and then I begged my parents to let me go and they said I was too young. After that I started buying the albums. I only owned Pop and really hated it until about last year.

My uncle (the one who wanted to take me to Popmart) is the oldest U2 fan I know. He seen them one of the first times they played in Belfast.

My uncle: "They were crap, I mean there were only like 50 other people in the place and there was Bone-o belting out his tunes"

They did something right to make him a fan though.
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Old 12-09-2004, 01:15 PM   #38
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1984 for me. It was Pride. Hooked me like a trout and I'm still on the line. 20 years!!! Wooo Hoooo! I'm a fan longer than some of you been born. That sounds so cool!
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Old 12-09-2004, 01:52 PM   #39
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1981. You mean I've been a fan longer than most of you have been alive and it's still not good enough?
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