During the next few months, as the #U2ieTour moves through Europe we will try to connect up with U2 fan sites from each country the band is visiting..
This week, we are in Turin, Italy, and (big!) thanks to zootop Monica Martino, we hooked up with Rudy, founder of U2Place.com and asked him to let us know a bit about the site and who is involved.
They are organising something very special at the Turin shows, check out their twitter feed for more details, and the hashtag #AmplyRed
U2place.com started in 1999 as a simple blog in Italian... quickly became a real website with news , photos , concerts of U2 and a community . Community that has grown over the years to have about 18,000 members.
Over the years we have organized several flashmob such as in Milan in 2005 , Milan in 2009 and the big " One" in Rome in 2010.
To manage the community and the site we are 20 people . I am the founder and owner , Rudy 35, then there are the news updater ( Massimo 44 , Marco 28, Andrea 30, Stefano 45, Mikaela 40 ) and event & meeting organisers : Adele 38 , Eleonora 38 , Lucia 38, Alessandro 42. Also Marco, 38, forum moderator, Luca, 34, audio specialist, Alessandro, 39, forum moderator and Dennis, 42, special coordinator.
I wrote a book about U2 : " Sogni ad Alta Voce " (Dreams Out Loud)
I attach some photos showing the years about our U2 life experience