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August 3rd, 2005

newbie @ 07:47 pm

like__a_song:
I'm currently feelin: cheerful cheerful
I'm currently hearin: dream on - aerosmith

Hey! I joined this community a few days ago, ive already commented on some of your posts. Anyway, U2 is definitly my favorite band. Ill be 17 in 2 weeks so I know i'm not REALLY old enough to appreciate everything that they have done, but whatever. I started listening to u2 when i was about 14 (my mom is irish and knew of them and liked their music) and I fell in love with them. The first cd of theirs i got was the best of 1990-2000, and listened to it basically religiously for about 3 months and ive expanded my collection since then.
I know the general consensus is that The Joshua Tree is their greatest album and is most people's favorite, but my favorite album is definitly War.
It has been said that the mark of a truly great band is when your favorite song by them changes like the weather, and at least for me, that can definitly be said about u2. One day it will be New Years Day, the next it will be Like A Song (hence the username lol), the next it will be The Hands that Built America, and the next it will be A Man and A Woman, and so forth.
I live in Los Angeles, and it would be my dream come true to see them play at the Staples Center in November. Its my birthday really soon and my mom said that she would try to get tickets for me, but of course, since its U2 its pretty much sold out, so if anyone knows where I can find tickets for not TOO much over the face value that would be wonderful.

I could write all day about what I think about different songs of theirs and what I want to see happen with them in the future and all that but this would get way too long and i'm sure nobody wants to hear all that right now, so I'll end this here. I just want to say that I'm really glad I found a good u2 community, I was a member of one before on my old livejournal but nobody ever posted or anything and it kind of...died. Everybody here seems so nice and knowledgeable and I really like it. :)

-Alison
 
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From:zoostation
Date:August 4th, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
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::Welcome Wagon::

Hello and welcome then!
Personally, my favorite CD is Achtung Baby (and most people here too agree) so get your hands on that ASAP.

See you around!
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From:like__a_song
Date:August 4th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
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ahhh, i have some massive cd buying to do! i dont have that one yet :)
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From:claudiathefish
Date:August 4th, 2005 03:16 am (UTC)
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Hello and welcome!

Most people here will indeed tell you that Achtung Baby is the greatest album ever, but I'm one of the different ones; I'm loyal to The Joshua Tree. Also, get your hands on The Unforgettable Fire if you haven't got that one yet. :)
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From:like__a_song
Date:August 4th, 2005 06:40 am (UTC)
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yeah, i like the unforgettable fire, its also one of my favorite songs. its so....epic, i guess. i dunno how to describe it lol
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From:slfcllednowhere
Date:August 4th, 2005 03:19 am (UTC)
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Hi, welcome! War is a great album, it's my fav of their early stuff. I was 14 when I started getting into them too (I'm 22 now)--don't worry about your age, you can still appreciate them just as much as anyone else!
From:nonsvch
Date:August 4th, 2005 03:28 am (UTC)
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"Like a Song" is my favorite U2 song. i think it gets overlooked.

welcome!
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From:like__a_song
Date:August 4th, 2005 06:32 am (UTC)
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i totally agree!!! its such a pretty song.
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From:rational_twists
Date:August 4th, 2005 03:35 am (UTC)
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Welcome! I'm 19 and have been a fan for a little over 2 years. In that time I've accumulated all of their albums. You are definitely not complete until you have heard Achtung Baby, trust me! It's so good to find other younger U2 fans joining this community!!
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From:_underwhelmed
Date:August 4th, 2005 06:25 am (UTC)
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the cheat!!!!

freakin' insanely awesome icon.
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From:skylark74
Date:August 4th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC)
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Welcome! Like you, I was 14 when I really started getting into U2. If you just have the 1 cd you could always join BMG.com & order all the others. My fave album is a bit of a toss up between The Joshua Tree & Rattle and Hum mainly because that was the time period when I got in to U2.

Good luck on the tickets .. hope you get to see them. Believe me it'll be the best experience of your life!
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From:like__a_song
Date:August 4th, 2005 06:34 am (UTC)
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oh no, i have quite a few more than one, but thanks for the advice!
and i'm sure if i saw u2 i'd never forget it. I had a swim coach who got really excited when he found out i liked u2 and brought pictures of when he saw them on the elevation tour to practice. it was cool.
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From:wire_tripper
Date:August 4th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
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age has nothing to do with your knowledge/appreciation for U2. I've been listening to them for 3 years now, since i was thirteen, and now hold as much knowledge/appreciation as a person who has been a fan since the 80's, or so i like to think.
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From:canadanne
Date:August 4th, 2005 03:46 am (UTC)
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Welcome! :)

Ill be 17 in 2 weeks so I know i'm not REALLY old enough to appreciate everything that they have done

Nonsense. I was 16 when I became a fan and I've had no problems with appreciating everything... age has nothing to do with it!

I know the general consensus is that The Joshua Tree is their greatest album

If you listen to the music critics, maybe. I think the general consensus among fans is that Achtung Baby is the greatest (and I'd wholeheartedly agree).

War is a great album too - love the username!

Oh, and you've definitely found the right U2 community now... ours was the first one and has always been the best! ;)
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From:like__a_song
Date:August 4th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
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yay!!
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From:mangoprophetess
Date:August 4th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
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Ill be 17 in 2 weeks so I know i'm not REALLY old enough to appreciate everything that they have done

Pssh...who cares? You're a fan now and that's all that matters. One of the most fun things about U2 is just the shear *amount* of material you have available. I first started liking U2 in about 1987 (I saw them featured on, I think, Reading Rainbow when I was about 4), and I've owned all the albums for at least 6 years (well, the '80s and '90s stuff), but I still find new gems all the time. The more you hear of U2, the more you'll fall in love. Welcome to the fun. :)
From:proops
Date:August 4th, 2005 03:58 am (UTC)
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hey buddy, welcome to the community! my name's samantha, and i'm 15. war is definitely my favorite u2 album as well, however, my favorite song changes like w0ah. right now its "last night on earth", hehe. welllcome :)
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From:like__a_song
Date:August 4th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
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yay! i'm glad its somebody else's favorite too!
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From:playingthetart
Date:August 4th, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)
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Ill be 17 in 2 weeks so I know i'm not REALLY old enough to appreciate everything that they have done, but whatever.

Why is that?
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From:like__a_song
Date:August 4th, 2005 06:37 am (UTC)
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well it just seems as if whenever i tell older people that I like u2 they just go on and on about ALL this stuff, like what concerts they had been to, what albums were the best and all of that and I just figure that i just havent heard enough of their music to be able to appreciate it as much as they have, mainly because i'm so young.
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From:ringlunatic
Date:August 4th, 2005 07:51 am (UTC)
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Hey, WELCOME!

Fist of, Good luck with getting tickets! I wouldn't loose hope just yet if I were you! I went to two shows of the Vertigo and the last one was totally unexpected! I was on holiday in Rome and found out they were performing there while I was there too! So I went on ticket hunt and in the end got them, like 5 minutes before U2 started to perform! Needless to say it was an awesome concert ;)

I'm not a fan for that long actually... the truth is... I'm a real loyal fan ever since Live8 so that's not that long ago ;) But since I became a loyal fan I've seen them twice already and own way too many official stuff too... it actually kinda scares me at this point ;)

Anyway... it's been said many times already but really get your hands on Achtung Baby, I love it very very much, even though I can't say what my favorite record is. I guess at this point the Joshua Tree, cause on this momemt most of my ultimate favorites are on that one (but like you said, my fav's change with the day), but I really love War as well :D
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From:like__a_song
Date:August 4th, 2005 08:32 am (UTC)
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wow that definitly wasnt that long ago, now its my turn to say welcome!!!
your stories about the concerts are definitly inspiring, maybe i should just show up at the staples center and see if i can get tickets or something.
i swear, tomorrow im going to have to go out and buy that cd, the amount of people who have told me to get that is incredible.
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From:kohls_samurai
Date:August 4th, 2005 08:12 am (UTC)
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You young gal-danged corn-sarners come in here what with your whippersnappery talking 'bout your U2! Let me tell you how to appreciate U2 because you youngin's can't 'cause you're too busy with your busting rhymes and break-dancing what not!

Okay, im only joking, but I'm bored, and someone had to do it, I really like comas, and run-on sentences.
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From:like__a_song
Date:August 4th, 2005 08:29 am (UTC)
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HAHAHHAHAHAH that was great. for some reason i just love the word whippersnapper.
that was definitly the right way to put it.
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From:bonoffee
Date:August 4th, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC)
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Yo! *waves* Yeah we had a thing the other day after I moaned about being treated badly cause of my age (I'm 21, so not that much older really) and we all said how rubbish and stupid it was to do that, because it's not like we can help that we're young and fab ;)

Echoing the others, you MUST buy Achtung Baby! It's the one album I'd kill someone to get back if they stole *grins* Different from War, certainly, but in a very good way! I also love The Unforgettable Fire and Boy, have you got those? They're fab as well!

Aaaanyway we're all nice here so just join in with the general randomness. :)
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From:intl_peace
Date:August 4th, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
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Achtung Baby is amazing! I love all their stuff I really can't decide which one I love the best.
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From:rockingthemike
Date:August 4th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
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Welcome. Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby are probably the most appreciated of albums. I prefer Pop though. ;)

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