thanks4thefish (thanks4thefish) wrote in u2,

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It was 30 years ago today (Larry Mullen taught the band to play)

I felt like a star
I felt the world could go far
If they'd listen to what I say

According to the good folks over at, September 25, 1976 was the portentous occasion of the meeting of four young Dublin lads in Larry Mullen Jr's kitchen that started the phenomena that we have all come to know and love.

Thirty freakin' years!

Douglas Adams (he of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) once said that the game people play where they talk about what time in history they would most like to have lived seemed silly to him because to live any other time would have meant (for him) missing the Beatles (he described his adolesence as 'what was going on while I was trying to listen to The Beatles').

In that vein, I'd just like to say that, but for perhaps having been born a few years earlier so I could have experienced The Joshua Tree Tour and Zoo TV, I wouldn't want to have lived any other time because I wouldn't want to have missed U2.

Thanks boys, for playing rock n' roll.

I'll be up with the sun
I'm not coming down
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