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    It's time for me to talk about my memories:😃 In 1988, I was only 7 years old; that means I only started being a U2 fan much later. But one thing I can say for sure is that Rattle and Hum is where everything started. To be more specific, 2000 was the year. I was living with my sister, brother and cousin in Porto Alegre (the biggest city in Southern Brazil). We were all living there because we were studying at a Federal University, except for my cousin (who was taking a course to pass the “SAT” these Federal Universities require - which he, unfortunately, did not pass by the way. He had to go to a Private/Payed one). He was having a History Class on Saturday and that was about Ireland’s history. He invited me to go with him and I accepted the invitation. In the middle of the class, the teacher showed a part of the Rattle and Hum DVD: “Sunday Bloody Sunday”. When I heard the power of that song, especially Bono’s speech, I suddenly felt something in my heart that I could not explain (maybe I was Irish in a past life). U2 had me at “F the revolution”! 😆 Always working a lot and studying, I did not have much time for music, but, some time later, when I had already graduated, my ex-husband (who was only my boyfriend at the time) suggested me to rent Rattle and Hum, which I did and, after that, I JUST WAS NOT THE SAME PERSON ANYMORE!
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    I really hate that the critics couldn’t see this film for what it really was. Shame on them. And I hope the band realize that even if the critics didn’t get it, the fans did and are most thankful for it.
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    those words are worth to post... "And let me tell you something... I've had enough of Irish Americans who haven't been back to their country in 20 or 30 years come up to me, and talk about the resistance... The revolution back home, and the glory of the revolution, and the glory of dying for the revolution... Fuck the revolution! They don't talk about the glory of killing for the revolution... What's the glory in taking a man from his bed and gunning him down in front of his wife and children Where's the glory in that? Where's the glory in bombing a remembrance day parade of old age pensioners their medals taken out and polished up for the day Where's the glory in that? To leave them dying, or crippled for life, or dead under the rubble of the revolution that the majority of the people in my country don't want? NO MORE!!!"
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    Brilliant Mich, brilliant. Sadly, i never did see R&H at the movies. I don’t remember why. Maybe it didn’t come to my city (though I was a poor university student when it was released, maybe I just couldn’t afford it )
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    Those are great memories! Thank you for telling us all this. I'm sure there are many who discovered R&H belatedly, and yet it still ended up being deeply meaningful. It would be good to hear more stories; thanks again for telling us yours! 😊
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    I have to admit that it may have been about 15 years since I last watched it from start to finish. It was good to watch it collectively here - thanks to all. That means you can also be "Queen of the Thread" again! 😄
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    My pleasure - I can stop giving @Manohlive the hairy eyeball for pushing me forward in the first place now. 😄
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    A pretty amazing night in even better company! Thanks y'all! That band will never cease to amaze me. Brilliant R&H... Sorry I forgot how great you were ❤️
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    I'm glad the album came out first; I knew all the studio songs by heart before seeing the film. AIWIY is one of my all-time faves of theirs.
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    That was brilliant, thank you dmway for coordinating. Thanks to Max & mich40 and everyone else for being there. Until the next time.
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    Brilliant and iconic speech, for me. All I Want Is U[2] Thank you everyone for the great night! #StaySafe
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    I was just thinking that there are no adequate words for this performance and the anger and pain he/ they were feeling.
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    It is difficult to imagine a more powerful and emotional version of Sunday Bloody Sunday than this.
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    How brilliant were those young men. Gosh. Craziest part is that they still are!
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    and now... the standard on how to play Bad for every cover band around the world...
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    In Gods Country sounds so good here, a tad faster than the record.
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    On the same trip when I did my impression of The Edge sliding down the river bank in Memphis, I also went to Sun Records - you wouldn't believe how small that room is - it's tiny!
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    the father of one of my friends in high school was a huge jazz fan... annoyingly huge fan... He always was grumbing and moaning for that "OK Edge, play the blues!!!"... "That's!!! NOT!!!! BLUES!!!!" =D
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    "Ok Edge, play the blues..." (another phrase to put on the bingo card) along with "Am I buggin' you? Don't mean to bug ya!"
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    How beautiful is this version of I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For...?
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    Those shots of Dublin look so different from now. It's crazy how fast that city evolved
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    I stood on those docks when I went to Dubs. I reenacted the October cover shoot… while standing in tons of seagull crap.
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    Long post...but as many know, Rattle and Hum means the world to me, and I’m sharing this for probably the 269th time. Gloria drew me in in 1983 and I was a fairly casual fan until 1988. But I worked at a movie theater when the movie came out and as the saying goes, the rest was history. I remember we got the trailers in to promote the movie and there were several of us that were curious to see what it was all about, so after we added it to one of the movies, we went down into the theater to watch it. We had it set up on our biggest screen and I will never forget the feeling that came over me as I watched it. Complete awe and amazement and chills down my spine and I couldn’t wait for the movie to come out in November. For those who don’t remember or never saw the preview, here is what instantly grabbed me: Fast forward to November 2nd of 1988. When movies came into the theater, the reels came in in canisters and you has to “build” the movie. Sometimes we “needed” to check to make sure that the movie was built properly and a few would watch it before opening day. This was one of those movies. I fell head over heels in love with the movie and band that day... I have a picture of the movie in the platter, but I’m having trouble putting my hands on it right now, but it’s neat because you can tell the difference in the one black and white reel. Normally at that time, I worked in the concession stand, but opening night, I got to run the Rattle and Hum merchandise booth, where we sold things like you would see at a concert. I felt so privileged to run the booth, which makes me laugh now. Bonus was that I got to wear my Rattle and Hum T-shirt instead of my normal uniform. One of the perks of working at a movie theater at the time was that you could “claim” promo material. We had a giant 4 panel standee with photos of each member on each panel. I had “claimed” it and one day one of the assistant managers had sold it to someone for $300. 😭🤬 I actually ran into him last year and he said, “Remember that time I sold your U2 standee and you wanted to kill me” and I replied with “I still do”. So, unless it met an untimely death, someone out there has a standee that says in big letters on the back “THIS BELONGS TO MICHELLE”. The manager at the time was so mad at him too, and in 1993 when I finally turned in my keys, he gifted me the banner he had saved. (It’s a bit wrinkled because it’s about 10 feet long and I don’t keep it out at the moment.) Other memorabilia I acquired at the time was the one sheet which hangs on my U2 wall: And one of the previews that one of the managers gifted to me: And just like my concerts, I have a scrapbook page for the movie: Most importantly about my memories and love of Rattle and Hum is that this movie gave me my best friend of 32 years. Up until this point, we had worked together for a few months and I thought she hated me and she thought I hated her, but one day we took our break together and sat in on the movie during Bad and Streets and have been friends ever since. All in all, I don’t know how many times I actually watched that movie in the month that we had it, but it was a lot; and even more for that tiny section during break time. I would even volunteer to help clean theaters so I could hear All I Want Is You in the closing credits. And if anyone ever wondered where my adoration for Larry started, it all started with “it’s a musical journey.”
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    I do. Some pages are prettier than others, but I have a page for every show AND the first movie ticket stub and paper adverts for Rattle and Hum. The Galleria 10 is where I worked. I have no idea how many times I actually watched it while it was there, but it was a lot.
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