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April 20th, 2008

Lucky fan gets invited to join the band in the studio! @ 02:48 pm

sapphires13:
I'm currently feelin: excited excited

As if we needed any more proof that U2 are awesome, they invited an Alaskan fan named Susan, who'd travelled to Dublin to try and meet them, into the studio for a couple of hours, to sit in their midst and soak up the music.

Raise your hand if you're jealous. *raises hers*

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Yeah, some people get pushy but I wasn't going to act like them - I knew I had all week and I'd get my chance. There were a lot of people there on Tuesday and Wednesday and Bono didn't stay out very long (a couple of minutes). I did manage to get my book signed on Tuesday and on Wednesday night (actually very early Thursday morning) got Edge and Adam to sign it too.

Sam told me to come on inside at about 3:30 on Friday. Bono was standing at the top of the stairs and told me to come up. I walked in the studio and there was Paul McGuinness, Brian Eno, Danny Lanois, Dallas, Edge, Adam, and a couple of techs. Danny told me to grab a seat on the couch. Bono came back in and they were ready to start playing over some vocals that had been previously recorded. Dallas was running around making sure the guitars were in tune and the effects were set right. After the first run through Larry came in. Bono was sitting on the couch next to me playing the Irish Falcon. Edge was about 10 feet away from me. It was so cool being that close to the man that inspired me to learn to play guitar. I did see the name of the song they were playing but don't want to give it away (I'm sure the band doesn't want it to get out yet). They played it about 8 times while I was there. Interesting to listen in on the talk between takes. BTW, the song was amazing!



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Maybe she'll crack soon and at least give us a hint of what it sounds like. My guess is that this may be what will become the first single, and they're getting it perfect for a late summer release, followed by an autumn release of the album. I'm told that during the summer of 2004, Bono drove some fans around in his car, playing Vertigo on the stereo, so it wouldn't be the first time they did something like this.
 
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From:bonophile
Date:April 20th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Geez. *is flabbergasted*

More proof of the awesomeness that is U2! I admire her restraint.

Edited at 2008-04-21 12:35 am (UTC)
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From:snowfall36
Date:April 20th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
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1. I'm jealous of her.
2. This makes me want to go to Dublin NOW
3. This is one of the reasons I love the band, one of the other many reasons is having heard the several stories about how Bono picks up hitchhikers outside Dublin.
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From:serena_vox
Date:April 20th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
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That honestly is just amazing. This is one of the reasons I love them so much.
From:azjuliet
Date:April 20th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)

Susan and U2

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To be honest, I'm glad she didn't say anything about music. They really trusted her by inviting her in and what she had with the band was her own private time. For her to tell would be imho, violating their trust. I'm just an anxious as anyone to hear the new stuff, but good on ya Susan.

From:striped_bouncer
Date:April 20th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
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wow, this is just so amazing. how could we not love them :-)
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From:verlindahenning
Date:April 20th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
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*raises both hands and feet*

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From:thanks4thefish
Date:April 20th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
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DA-YUM. *checks airfare to Dublin*

I love the look on Larry's face in that photo. Feels like he's thinking, "excuse me, I could be using this time for drumming."
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From:hard2explain8
Date:April 21st, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
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Anyone else love the little smile on Edge's face??

Just another reason for me to love this band!
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From:itza
Date:April 21st, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
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I'm so glad U2 have never got jaded on their fans. Sometimes people are pricks, but they still keep their eye out for connections to true fans! ♥

Anyone else miffed that Adam's in the back? Gives me that baby-in-the-corner feeling! ;p
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From:wydok
Date:April 21st, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
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Holy Crap.

I'm also glad she didn't spill about the music. I want to be unspoiled this time.
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From:notasecretagent
Date:April 21st, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
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I WAS IN DUBLIN LAST WEEK AGH!!

Awesome, though - I love this band. :D
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From:duran2inxs
Date:April 21st, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
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Very cool! :)
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From:tinamachina
Date:April 21st, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
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Insanely, completely jealous! But good for her!
From:markdraeck
Date:April 21st, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
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I an a friend were there with here for 3 days, We just left the day before her lucky moment.... she was alone and always missed the chance to get a private picture as it was too crowdy... and this is her reward ... Susan, you deserved this!
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From:t4_flirt
Date:April 22nd, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
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I am extremely jealous. *raises hands*

I do admire her for keeping silent about the music. I'd prolly do the same thing if I were in her place.

This makes me want to jump on a plane to Dublin and friggin' sleep outside of the studio. When are we gonna get our new music??? *tries not to whine*
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From:ayajedi
Date:April 22nd, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
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How awesome
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From:corianderstem
Date:April 23rd, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
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That is really freaking cool.

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