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-- Bono

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Matt McGee

I don't recall exactly why I began @U2 way back in October, 1995, but it sure seemed like a good idea at the time. My intentions were humble -- I just wanted a place to express myself as a U2 fan. Some fans express themselves by being collectors, some by traveling around the world when U2 is on tour, or any number of other ways. @U2 is how I express my fandom.

In 1995 I was five years into a media career that saw me working first in the newspaper business, then in radio and television. Doing a news-based web site about my favorite band was a logical step to take. Suffice it to say, I never expected to upload a page listing two dozen staff members.

I've been a U2 fan for about 30 years and I can't even imagine what I'd be listening to if these guys hadn't come along. It's all about that feeling I get when I'm at a U2 show and the opening strains of "Streets" begins. That's why I'm a U2 fan.

I've never met the band, and don't really care to. What I love is the music. That attitude is no doubt influenced by the timing of my attachment to U2 -- it was when Bono repeatedly emphasized in interview after interview that there's nothing special about the four individuals that make up U2, but put them together and they make special music. I believe him.

It's been a great ride, and I hope it lasts a lot longer. As long as U2 has something to sing about, I'll be listening.

Current work: Executive News Editor for Search Engine Land and independent online marketing consultant

Previous work:
Director of Search Strategies, KeyRelevance (July-September, 2008)
SEO Manager, Marchex (October, 2006 - May, 2008)
Web development, consulting, graphic design - One World Telecommunications (September, 1997-September, 2006)
Talk Show Host, KFLD-AM, Pasco, Wash. (1997-98)
Sports Director, KEPR-TV, Pasco, Wash. (1995-97)
Asst. Sports Director, KMVT-TV, Twin Falls, Id. (1993-94)
News/Sports Anchor, WestStar Cable TV, Bishop, Calif. (1991-93)
Writer/Desk Assistant, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles, Calif. (1990-91)

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@U2 Calendar

April 26 2014

The Unforgettable Fire U2 Tribute Band Performance

Tonight in Troy

May 2 2014

LASERIUM® featuring U2

Tonight in Oakland

Full Calendar