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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 color 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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    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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    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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    and now... the standard on how to play Bad for every cover band around the world...
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    If you can ever make it to Sun Studios, that drum kit is still there and you can sit at it. 💚
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    I choose to picture them on the streets, helping the community... wearing a mask...
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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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    I have overdone it and am completely out of reactions tonight, (must be the cake) so all of you give yourselves Love / Brilliant / and Ha Ha's from me.
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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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    Sorry I’m missing the party, I’m out photographing the fantastic sunrise (that just happened!)
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    I have just been given some cake!! Cake and U2. Ok I can do this.
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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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    Say NO to violence to rock stars... ShadowMan or not, Exit was and is kinda scary... and too powerful... now.... gospel...
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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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    Ok, I saw the movie in the cinema with my wife, I was blown away by it and a fan ever since. My wife dips in and out she is not as obsessive a fan as me although she has been to see them 3 times with me.
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    "Hairy eyeball" is an exact description of the other word used to describe this kind of look: supercilious. The word sounds like it should mean something that is extra silly; however, it comes from two Latin words, super ("above") and cilium ("eyebrow"). So, when you raise your gaze with an added lowered eyebrow into a supercilious expression, you very literally have a "hairy eyeball". Thus, the expression. Thus endeth the vocabulary lesson. 📚
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    A enormous thanks !!!!!! You don't know how many hour I took without any result !!! Thanks a lot !
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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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    One of Bono's greatest vocal performances - and speeches. That vocal crack makes it all the more powerful.
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    I am not sure Enniskillen will ever be forgotten, not in Ireland or the the UK.
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    How brilliant were those young men. Gosh. Craziest part is that they still are!
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    Bad... It's so hot here Seriously, One of the iconic moments (with Sunday Bloody Sunday) of this DVD, for me...
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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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    I suggested in an earlier post that you could make a "bingo" card with all of the quotable phrases - there are so many in this movie! 😄
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    That’s the part in the cinema that I couldn’t watch after I knew it was coming. It made me dizzy.
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    ...and local showtimes for tomorrow are the same as last time. 😎 Since we are virtually at the day of our collective viewing of Rattle & Hum, I will follow my customary routine of giving thoughts about the show I saw on the JT tour (Syracuse, NY - Oct. 9, 1987 - coincidentally, one of the most successfully booted shows of that leg of the tour 😄 (no, I was not one of the sources for any of them)), and for the first time I saw the movie in the theater (sometime in the autumn of 1988 in State College, PA). It was a good time for our band and to be a U2 fan. 😎
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    Watched this afternoon. Loved it, no problems with the dvd . Wild Horses gave me goosebumps.
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    Oh, I remember the first time I watched this and was at With or Without and “shine like stars” came on and I was “wait, what, what is this....oh my gosh...where did these lyrics come from, I’m dying..I love this” in my head.
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    Gosh Exit. EXIT! So interesting to see the differences and similarities when it started and how it evolved in the JT30. Pretty darn powerful either ways...
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    Coronavirus: 44 staff agree to live in locked-down Licking County nursing homes to keep residents safe For sixty-five days they slept in their offices to keep the residents safe. No one died. Here is the full article in case you wish to read it. Wonderful story. There is at least one other nursing home where the staff did the same thing. The staff was able to go home today. It's dated, but here is the original story: https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200408/coronavirus-44-staff-agree-to-live-in-locked-down-licking-county-nursing-homes-to-keep-residents-safe
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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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