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April 23rd, 2004

"1st Ever U2 Convention In California" @ 11:47 am

hapavox:
I recommend that people should come out to California in October to check this out. The organizers, Dennis Crow and Brian Streeter are really nice guys. They also organized and held the 1st Ever U2 Convention In Chicago in 1996 which I attended. I emailed Streeter last year and he said that he was thinking of holding another one in Miami but I guess they finally decided on California to be the location in 2004. Lots of U2 rarities and collectibles. Bootleg people beware! Streeter and Crow don't like bootleggers so you'll probably have to keep it underwraps with some of the dealers and so on at the convention. I managed to buy a couple of videos from this one dealer but Streeter kept him in the back of the convention floor because other officials knew he was dealing boots under the table. Other than that...it's really a great time. Not as big as the infamous BEATLEFEST that travels all around the world but I think it will be enjoyed by old and new U2 fans alike.

I'll be there.
 
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From:volare
Date:April 23rd, 2004 11:12 am (UTC)
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can't afford to get from MA to CA. *sigh*
maybe when one is held on the east coast....
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From:hapavox
Date:April 23rd, 2004 11:30 am (UTC)
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I hear you. I'm still trying to generate some funds to head out there but I'm sure there's enough in the little piggy bank to get me by in October(I hope!).
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From:simu2fan
Date:April 23rd, 2004 01:53 pm (UTC)
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I'm definitely going!! Still haven't gotten tickets tho...need to get on that. :D
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From:hapavox
Date:April 24th, 2004 10:48 pm (UTC)
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I'll probably just get them at the door.
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From:hapavox
Date:April 24th, 2004 10:52 pm (UTC)
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Thanks.

From what I remember there was a little U2 Convention-type gathering back in 1997 in Toronto. I recall that it was around the time that they did the PopMart Tour. I'm not sure if it was anything big but something did take place in Canada a while back.

Yes! Cassettes are the real deal!!! In fact, they're becoming a rarity more than ever these days. I want the cassette of Achtung Baby.

Thanks for your input.
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From:hapavox
Date:April 25th, 2004 04:21 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I live in Chicago but I'm half-Japanese through my mother.

Do you know karate or aikido?

I don't know whether or not to take your question seriously because quite honestly just because I'm Asian or half-Japanese for that matter doesn't automatically connote that I know any martial arts. For the record, I know neither Aikido or Ka-ra-te.:)

Yes, I'm about to complete med-school finally in May.

Cheers.
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From:offside
Date:April 24th, 2004 08:50 am (UTC)
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OMG how freaking awesome would that be? I live in Canada myself, whoever is going, I'm very envious. Wish I could be there.

Niennia
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From:hapavox
Date:April 24th, 2004 10:55 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure you'll hear about it in this community by the time it comes and goes. It's still a few months away but I'm already planning the trek to this thing.

The fundraising for my plane ticket has already started. Wish me luck!

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