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#341 eej

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 03:55 PM

 

 

I wanted to see PopMart tour when I was 7, which my Mom turned down. She made it up and took me to my first show ever in 2005, the Houston show on the Vertigo tour.

I wanted to see the PopMart tour when I was in high school but I was living with my grandmother for a while and she wouldn't let me fly back to attend with my boyfriend - epic sads for us, it sounds like it was a GREAT show. But it does sound like your mom certainly made up for it. I'm glad you have such good memories with her and I'll think of you two in Chicago. <3
It was pretty funny how she turned down the PopMart tour. I was watching TV when an ad for the tour came on. It was very colorful (it was showing a bit of the "Discotheque" video) and I was amazed. I grabbed the closest notepad and pen I could find to write down the date and venue for Houston when I saw it scroll down the screen. I think the date was either October or November 28, 1997, almost 8 years to the day I finally saw them. Anyway, I went running into the bathroom with the notepad to show my Mom. I was sure she needed to know! Lol She was washing her face and I came in saying "Mommy, I saw these guys on TV and they have a show coming to town on this day and it looks really fun! Can we go?" She stopped, looked at the date on the paper, and said "No, I have to work that night!" I did the sad walk back to my room. I don't know if I even knew what I was looking at when I saw that ad, but it looked cool.

Will you be at the Chicago show?

 

It's so weird how we remember things like that and learn starting there. Like I said, I just remember that big poster hanging over my aunt's bed and here I am. It's also pretty funny that we were both thwarted on that tour by ladies in charge. : ) It seriously looked like she was gonna go for it for a minute and then, no, nothing. It was very sad. But here we are today and that's pretty awesome. : )

 

I will be! Ticketmaster snafus aside, I should be good to go - which ones are you heading to?



#342 toyoracer

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:50 PM

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I wanted to see PopMart tour when I was 7, which my Mom turned down. She made it up and took me to my first show ever in 2005, the Houston show on the Vertigo tour.[/quote]I wanted to see the PopMart tour when I was in high school but I was living with my grandmother for a while and she wouldn't let me fly back to attend with my boyfriend - epic sads for us, it sounds like it was a GREAT show. But it does sound like your mom certainly made up for it. I'm glad you have such good memories with her and I'll think of you two in Chicago. <3[/quote]It was pretty funny how she turned down the PopMart tour. I was watching TV when an ad for the tour came on. It was very colorful (it was showing a bit of the "Discotheque" video) and I was amazed. I grabbed the closest notepad and pen I could find to write down the date and venue for Houston when I saw it scroll down the screen. I think the date was either October or November 28, 1997, almost 8 years to the day I finally saw them. Anyway, I went running into the bathroom with the notepad to show my Mom. I was sure she needed to know! Lol She was washing her face and I came in saying "Mommy, I saw these guys on TV and they have a show coming to town on this day and it looks really fun! Can we go?" She stopped, looked at the date on the paper, and said "No, I have to work that night!" I did the sad walk back to my room. I don't know if I even knew what I was looking at when I saw that ad, but it looked cool.

Will you be at the Chicago show?
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It's so weird how we remember things like that and learn starting there. Like I said, I just remember that big poster hanging over my aunt's bed and here I am. It's also pretty funny that we were both thwarted on that tour by ladies in charge. : ) It seriously looked like she was gonna go for it for a minute and then, no, nothing. It was very sad. But here we are today and that's pretty awesome. : )

I will be! Ticketmaster snafus aside, I should be good to go - which ones are you heading to?[/quote]

The random memories are the ones that somehow last. I'll be in Houston, Dallas, and Chicago. Woo!

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#343 novaceleste

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 11:26 AM

Hello. New member Nova Celeste From Stormy California. I'm a bit of a lyric freak. That's why I LOVE u2 so much. They're lyrics inspire me to write too.

Here's one for all of  you too. Enjoy. Would love some feedback from other members.

 

Rattling Windows

Thunder in a storm was move’n in

Rattling Windows

Stepped out for a sight at the electric light show

Chilling blow shut the door closed

Then heard in a way I really can’t say

Why’d you let the door close?

Keys are inside guess you’ll just have to try

 To climb through one of my windows

So he walked through the grass

To the glass door in the back

Hoped on luck hadn’t locked it

Then again in that way heard the say’n say

Better find you a window

Key and a kite were really pulled tight

By a howling winds blow

Then in a dark disappear thunder flooded their ears

Sounds like rattling windows

Yes in that way my friend I hear the rain’s move’n in

Better find you a window

Then in a dark disappear thunder flooded their ears

Sounds like Rattling Windows!



#344 Tflyer90

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 02:18 AM

Hello all, never was one for the whole fanclub thing really (had a bad experience with the members on the Iron Maiden one) but I joined the Pearl Jam 10club at the end of 2015 and that made me change my mind. I've been a U2 fan pretty much all my life, but I've only managed to see them once so far (360 tour) and I'll be at the FedEx Field show this year!

I expect I'll enjoy my time here as you all seem like a great bunch!

#345 mich40

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 03:12 AM

Welcome to the Zoo!

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#346 stanley14

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 11:12 AM

Hello all, never was one for the whole fanclub thing really (had a bad experience with the members on the Iron Maiden one) but I joined the Pearl Jam 10club at the end of 2015 and that made me change my mind. I've been a U2 fan pretty much all my life, but I've only managed to see them once so far (360 tour) and I'll be at the FedEx Field show this year!

I expect I'll enjoy my time here as you all seem like a great bunch!

Welcome to the Zoo :)


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#347 MaeGrateful

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 07:21 AM

Hello fellow U2 members. Call me a Zoobie: not new to the Zoo by any means. Just new to this one.

#348 bigwave

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:28 AM

Hello fellow U2 members. Call me a Zoobie: not new to the Zoo by any means. Just new to this one.

A Zoob :)

 

Like it. We all were at one point, welcome new zoobs... at some point you become a zootop or a zootope I do believe...

 

Still trying to figure this out after being here 8 years. Still evolving perhaps.

 

What you like / dislike so far being here? Give us 2 shops of happy & 1 shot of sad?



#349 u2Manc

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 10:03 PM

Hello hello.

Another wanderer here.

Greetings from Manchester (UK)

Been a fan since 97 when I discovered pop.

First u2 show was at what is now called the etihad stadium on the vertigo tour 2005ish...I think.

Looking forward to chatting with fans from across the globe.

#350 zoodog1

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:47 PM

hello one and all.Many years ago,as a 14 year old boy,a girl in my class at school (Gail Cooke), asked me "what music do you like?".I replied "well queen are allright". she sniggered and said "have you not listened to u2 ?" , I said "who the  fuck are u2". So I asked all my friends if they had heard of u2 and one of them said "yes i have a record " I said "can I borrow it " .He borrowed it to me and I was hooked . It was "under a  blood red sky" ..So it makes me proud to say , I have been a fan for 30 odd years and I was one of those before "live aid"

 



#351 generationwithoutname

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:36 PM

Hi all, I've been a fan since the War album back in 1983........It was the sunday bloody sunday video from Red Rocks 1983 that made me a fan.

I've been a member on here for several years....on and off.

Started posting for the first time here since last week. 

 

Edit: I'm one of those too before Live Aid  :)


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#352 u2world

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:48 AM

Hello everyone, this is Matt from NJ. Long time subscriber, new to Zootopia. I've been a fan since '85, seen every show that has come through Philly from the JT tour to 360. Had to venture up NY to see them at MSG on the I&E Tour( and it pains me to say this...it wasn't one of their best shows, like the electricity & excitement just wasn't in the room.) But the pinnacle for me was when I got to see them in Ireland in '09. I was lucky ☘️enough to win a trip through my local radio station. Frig'n crazy!!! Right?? Man, I was on a high for months after that !!!(lots of funny stories from that trip) I'm looking forward to the up coming tour, pretty excited...but also a little reserved in a strange way. Can't explain it. I'll be going with family & friends. We were all able to get GA's (lucky again, I guess. ☘️) I can go on & on with stories from over the years, but I won't bug ya. LOL!!!

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#353 mich40

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 01:13 PM

Welcome to the zoo, Matt. And please feel free to share. We love a good story around here.

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 10:56 PM

Hey everyone. I am a sorta new member. I was a member a few years ago and have since re-subscribed. I just wanted to drop by and say hi and hope everyone is excited for the upcoming tour. I have been a fan for 29 years and this will be the first time I ever get to see them in concert. I had a chance during the Zooropa tour, but my best friends brother decided to take the ticket instead. But now, its finally my turn to see them.

 

Has anyone heard any info on what the 2017 subscription gift will be? I won the serigraph set in a contest so I didnt need another set of those. So, I was curious if anyone had heard anything.

 

Just popped in to say hello.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Karen Pittman

Eubank, Kentucky



#355 mich40

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 05:05 AM

Hey everyone. I am a sorta new member. I was a member a few years ago and have since re-subscribed. I just wanted to drop by and say hi and hope everyone is excited for the upcoming tour. I have been a fan for 29 years and this will be the first time I ever get to see them in concert. I had a chance during the Zooropa tour, but my best friends brother decided to take the ticket instead. But now, its finally my turn to see them.
 
Has anyone heard any info on what the 2017 subscription gift will be? I won the serigraph set in a contest so I didnt need another set of those. So, I was curious if anyone had heard anything.
 
Just popped in to say hello.
 
Have a great weekend.
 
Karen Pittman
Eubank, Kentucky

Welcome back!

As soon as there is any information on the sub gift, it will be posted on the boards. Keep checking in and hang around for some chatting. :-)

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 05:18 PM

Thanks so much. I figured it would have already been released, but thought they may try to tie it in with the tour somehow. Its nice to have a place to come and chat with other fans. I only have one other friend who is as diehard as me. My family doesnt get it lol

I am hoping to maybe try to get a chance to meet them, but I highly doubt that. But, we shall see come June. I am counting down the days.

 

Thanks again

 

Karen



#357 kerri_goff

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 01:36 AM

Hello everyone!  

 

I am new to the forum, but I have been a U2 fan for over 30 years. I can remember laying on the beach listening to Under a Blood Red Sky during a family vacation in Florida...I was 15 years old.  Saw the band when they came to Detroit during the Vertigo tour and it was like going to church for me...and I don't go to church!  The bands lyrics and music soothe me when I am troubled and pick me up when I am down.  The best thing ever is that my kids, ages 13 and 16 are huge U2 fans (they were raised on U2).  On June 3rd, my husband and I are taking them to their first U2 concert in Chicago!  Because of their hearing disabilities, we will be sitting on the ADA platform where there will be shadow interpreters, using American Sign Language.  My kids can speak well, but hearing details in a crowd is very challenging.

 

U2's music is special to our family as it has been like therapy for us as we have undergone some scary medical challenges.  Our kiddos both live with multiple rare genetic chronic medical conditions and are severely hard of hearing and rely on hearing aids.  They have had 24 surgeries between the two of them, including brain and spine. When they were born, we questioned if they would live, let alone walk and talk.  It has been a long road and they still have a number of medical challenges, but they are bright, witty and talented.  

 

When other kids were watching Blue's Clues, mine were watching a recording the bands show in Chicago (Vertigo Tour).  I can remember hearing my daughter when she was three years old singing, "Your eyes make a circle, I see you when I go in there..." A capella.  She she weighed all of 19 lbs, but her voice was so deep and man could she could belt out I Will Follow.  Like many children do, she had an imaginary friend and his name was Bono.  For about a year, Bono with with her everywhere, including preschool, doctor's appointments and even on a family vacation to Florida and Disney World. It was adorable.   

 

Just 4 years ago, I took managed to sneak this video of my babies playing "Name that U2 Tune".  I was impressed!  You can watch here:  

 

Despite their hearing loss...they are also somewhat musical.  My son has played drums for a bit, and my daughter plays piano and violin...we are told that she has perfect pitch despite her hearing loss.  Sadly, her fine motor issues are getting the way of her playing, but her mind is still musical. She recently composed a piece of music on piano and had her violin teacher play it for her...it was simple, but beautiful.  Her teacher thought that it sounded Irish...which is fitting as her name is Shea which is Celtic for "Pixie or Fairy Like".   Her name suits her...at age 16, she is only 4' 8" and done growing due to one of her medical conditions.  But what she lacks in size she more than makes up for in attitude.  Her taste in music are diverse, in addition to U2, she also also loves Black Sabbath.  My son Colton LOVES Tom Petty and The Heart Breakers along with U2.  We bought him tickets and are attending that show her in Michigan in July!

 

I am so excited to be able to share this experience as a family!

 

Can't wait for June!

 

Thanks!

Kerri Goff

 

 



#358 mich40

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:55 PM

Welcome to the Zoo, Kerri. Hope you and your kids enjoy the Chicago show.

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#359 kerri_goff

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:11 PM

Thank you!  I know that we will!  It's like a dream come true to be able to share the experience of a U2 show with my kiddos... :)



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 09:36 PM

new here been a u2 fan since 1983 mtv days lol  have seen them each tour since early 90's ,have books,dvd shows,cd/discs lol all and imports tenfold,my 3 kids love them as well 11/10/3 ages they think'bono'is u2 ..they really are one of the greats..


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