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December 9th, 2004

(no subject) @ 07:11 pm

aloneinthelight:
I'm currently feelin: enthralled
I'm currently hearin: kite//chicago 5-16-01//U2

What Kind of Fan Are You

I am just wondering as to what kind of fans we have in this community Personally, I am the unashamed obsessed fan. I have been a fan for about 5 1/2 years, since 7th grade so I had a good chance to get all the albums before ATYCLB came out and luckily I got to see them on the Elevation tour. Over the years I have collected more than a hundred cds by them including bootlegs(from Boy up to Elevation), singles, mix cds, etc(exactly 1,509 U2 songs on the iPod, haha). Im also really into the books, my fav being At the End of the World, the best of propaganda, U2 live, U2 show, and the U2 reader among others. I have put up a "U2 Shrine" in my room where i display all my memorabilia. I seriously love this band, like i cant even describe. I think since HTDAAB came out and before then, i may have only listened to two other non-U2 cds. I can go months listening to just U2. I love watching the documentaries on various dvds. Its honestly hard to describe, i just think these guys are the epitome of cool in every way, they are good looking(yes im straight, haha). i seriously fucking love them. I dont think they have ever released a bad album(even Passengers is great) and the only one i would deem weak would probably be October, not because of the songs, but just because of where they were at that time, still struggling to come to terms with the whole "christian" thing and being rushed and bono having to make up a lot of the words. I actually think Pop is a fucking brilliant album, its just a bit of a "diamond in the rough" dig into it a while and you'll see that those songs have real strength and magic to them, especially played live, as is with all U2 songs. In certain classes, about all i do is just browse @U2.com and U2.com and catch up on news and gawk at pictures, haha. When im at work, when i have downtime, probably most of my time is randomly thinking about various things connected to U2, im sure this all sounds really weird and you cant really describe what U2 makes you feel. I got this from @U2 and I think this sums it up for everyone:

"The meaning which U2 have for their fans, and the feeling which that meaning has created, are mysterious things. Truly, they are 'secrets,' which belong to each individual fan, but which add up to something a little puzzling for those who are not privy to the 'secret'." - John Waters, author of The Race of Angels - The Genesis of U2.
 
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From:notasecretagent
Date:December 9th, 2004 04:38 pm (UTC)
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He was comparing the white album to Pop? I'm slightly baffled by that one. I love the white album.
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From:aloneinthelight
Date:December 9th, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC)
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yeah, ive read that john waters interview and i was really kinda taken back by it.

haha, keep in mind ive had almost 6 years to build my collection, thats almost 6 christmases and birthdays,haha. although, bootlegs are free. just trade!
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From:aloneinthelight
Date:December 10th, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC)
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yeah, ive bought the last two albums and a few of the older ones, but holidays are a great chance to cash in on U2 goodness!
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From:beatlette
Date:December 9th, 2004 06:26 pm (UTC)
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whoa whoa whoa...the white album is a GREAT album...along with the u2 albums....
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From:beatlette
Date:December 10th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC)
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ooohhh...okay. makes more sense *slaps forehead*
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From:heyjude85
Date:December 9th, 2004 04:34 pm (UTC)
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"The meaning which U2 have for their fans, and the feeling which that meaning has created, are mysterious things. Truly, they are 'secrets,' which belong to each individual fan, but which add up to something a little puzzling for those who are not privy to the 'secret'." - John Waters, author of The Race of Angels - The Genesis of U2.

so true...
From:seven86
Date:December 9th, 2004 04:52 pm (UTC)
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Jake, u r fucking brilliant.





U2's love.
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From:beatlette
Date:December 9th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
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you are an awesome fan. i'm like nothing compared to you.

(oh and i clicked on ur livejournal...i love death cab for cutie)

*ahem*

i've been a fan of them for a lil over 4 years (sophomore in HS), though i've heard their music when i was younger like the joshua tree and achtung baby. the most obsessive thing i've done i guess was tape every single thing about them that's shown on TV. like i have their grammy speeches, CNN's "people in the news" about bono (2001), muchmusic had a marathon of u2 videos and mtv2 has a 4 hour block of u2 videos...i have like 3-4 tapes just from the ATYCLB era.
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From:aloneinthelight
Date:December 9th, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC)
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yeah i did that too! unforunately some got taped over, but im doing it again for this new era. ttyl
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From:wolfp10
Date:December 9th, 2004 07:43 pm (UTC)
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Wow that sounds exactly like me. The most obsessive thing I did was go to Cleveland for the whole @U2 celebration back in February 2003. I have two bootlegs, one of which I was there inside the heart for (10/30/2001 in Providence). I can't wait for the next tour and for U2 to kick some ass again.
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From:aloneinthelight
Date:December 9th, 2004 08:11 pm (UTC)
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AHHH, i forgot to mention that i went to the rock and roll hall of fame/museum in september 2003. WOW that was incredible. my heart was literally beating out of my chest. ahhhhhh, i would have loved to have been there for the celebration and to hear Four5One speak. I would love to have the Providence show, which other do you have maybe we can trade

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