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Mar 17, 2024
Nashville, Tennessee US
I just posted this on another thread and at my age, little time for redundancy. i’m 63, a rare native Nashvillian, and a new U2 fan of about 30 days. I’m trying to find the U2 places where people are still talking, but sadly, like Led Zeppelin from 3 months ago, many of the things i would love to talk about have been talked about for 30-40 yrs now and put to bed, so there’s not many to share mutual new excitement or adoration with others at the same level around.

I’ve lived a life with a love of music! I started working at a record store in high school (1977), remember Elvis and Lennon dying 🤯🤯, and the madness around music on those days. I put out LED Zeppelin albums and was working when Bonham died, but not a single cell of memory of that day/time. I do remember thinking they had sold out on “Stairway to Heaven”, which was in the same category for me as “Freebird”. If I heard either twice in one year, it was one time too many, but I might enjoy it once again in a year.

I remember when the young band from Ireland hit but in my mind, they were in the British Invasion of music with a sound I didn’t care for…Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, etc. so I didn’t pay much attention, MUCH to my regret now. I stayed in the business (not at a record store) until1990, but all I can say now is “I was blind”. I’ve missed 30-45 years of some incredible music, but off to pop through this forum as fast as I can!!
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Thank you very much, it’s very kind.

Apologies for the delay. Trying my best to figure out how best to “jump on” the U2 train in 2024. I feel a sense of doing it systematically, like from beginning to current, but before I can start that, I come across something new to me by them and there I go down the rabbit hole for a couple weeks.

I would love to see a concert footage progression but don’t have a clue with that as some DVDs seem released separately and others part of a larger release package. I have been appreciative of the footage out there, unlike the sorrow of so little LedZepp history. However being a Springsteen fan since 1975, I have binder upon binder full and copies of all officially released stuff, sometimes multiple.
Welcome! I'm a Springsteen fan too, U2 and Springsteen & The E Street Band are tied for my favorite and always will be.

Fan of both since high school, don't want to say how long ago that was.
Ha! I saw your username and smiled earlier. I almost asked was your name “Gina”, but that would be one heck of a coincidence. I’m usually “Gypsy” on Bruce related stuff. U2 wasn’t around until right after my high school if my memory is working correctly right now, so that might put me a little older than you. I’m just almost despondent sometimes when I realized all the U2 I MISSED over the years. Same with Robert Plant. Have a great day!
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