I just joined this community, but I am definately not a 'new' U2 fan. The first song I ever memorised the lyrics to was With or Without You, when I was five. I have been hooked ever since.
Turns out that their San Jose date is the same date as my birthday. My lovely father bought tickets! What more could a girl want for her 23rd birthday? Their last tour, I was lucky enough to get tickets for both legs. That year, I saw them in Tacoma just after my 19th birthday, then a couple weeks before Thanksgiving. I am such a nerd.
But, wow. I have been into U2 for almost 20 years.