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Who were you in 1987?

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I was 11 at the time, just being a happy kid I suppose. My mom was already into U2, so we did have the JT album (on cd!) and I got familiar with U2. Although lots of music was played. I became a fan during the Achtung period.

Advice to myself, none. No regrets.

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You guys are making me feel very old!  :lol:

But it's really cool to hear your stories and that you've been fans for so much of your lives!

 

Yardie, you're so right - "take nothing for granted!" Indeed! :)

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Around the time of the tour reaching Scotland I was 24 and in hospital after being diagnosed with Crohns disease, I remember watching a documentary and news coverage about the tour while standing right in front of the only TV in the ward with the volume low so I never woke up the older patients. I was hoping to get to my first concert but instead had 3 weeks of hell and a lot of pain. A lot has changed since, and I have been lucky enough to go to most tour concerts ever since.

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I was 15.. became a lifelong fan that year. Which was to help me a lot over the next couple of years.

 

Wanted to be a scientist, but hey, I ended up as a technical writer too! I think the me I was then would've approved of the me I am now.. mostly. ;-)

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Around the time of the tour reaching Scotland I was 24 and in hospital after being diagnosed with Crohns disease, I remember watching a documentary and news coverage about the tour while standing right in front of the only TV in the ward with the volume low so I never woke up the older patients. I was hoping to get to my first concert but instead had 3 weeks of hell and a lot of pain. A lot has changed since, and I have been lucky enough to go to most tour concerts ever since.

 

Crohns is difficult - I have a cousin who has dealt with it for most of her life. I'm sorry it messed up your plans! May you continue to have good health! 

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I was 15.. became a lifelong fan that year. Which was to help me a lot over the next couple of years.

 

Wanted to be a scientist, but hey, I ended up as a technical writer too! I think the me I was then would've approved of the me I am now.. mostly. ;-)

 

"I think the me I was then would've approved of the me I am now.. mostly. ;-)" Same here! I think 19 year old me would be pretty amazed, actually. 

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This is such a great question!

 

I was kind of a mess also.

Joshua Tree was like a window into the person I am now, the person I am still growing into.

A view of the big picture of life also relevant to what I was experiencing.

I was a young Mom, trying to take care of everything while still maintaining and mapping out my own identity. I was full of life..

I also had a lot of problems which I didn't understand at the time, but the Joshua Tree infused me with enthusiasm.

I guess I would tell my younger self.. You are doing great, you're going in the right direction,try not to get too distracted..

I still have to tell myself that, it seems I make slow progress.

I've got it good, tho, still going slow

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I was a senior in high school. I had no idea where I was headed-was in love preparing for college but didn't take school seriously. I was crazy about U2 - Unforgettable Fire was my first concert and still one of very favorite albums. I would have a lot of advice for the now me- a lot of regrets.

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I was a senior in high school. I had no idea where I was headed-was in love preparing for college but didn't take school seriously. I was crazy about U2 - Unforgettable Fire was my first concert and still one of very favorite albums. I would have a lot of advice for the now me- a lot of regrets.

Yes, I'm very good with advice, too

:)

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