I am 51 years old and have always loved my music. I first came across U2 back in 1982: I saw them on the Old Grey Whistle Test. The OGWT was a cutting edge music TV programme on the BBC back in the day. I have been a fan ever since. U2 were the only band to appear on Top of the Pops one week, and then their chart rating dropped the next.
I was lucky enough to be at Live Aid, I have to say it was a real pleasant surprise to see all the U2 banners in the crowd. U2 and Queen were brilliant, real show stoppers. I had to sleep on the station platform at Gatwick, as I had missed the last train home.
Nurburgring '85 is still my best gig. The Alarm & U2 were my favourite bands at the time. We missed the Alarm as the coach was late arriving at the venue. Moscow 2010 runs a very close second.
I have to be honest and say that, for me, the "Zoo & Pop" era did nothing for me -- a real turn off. My aim is to try and get a complete listing of U2 gigs from '76 to '80, there is so much mystery about this time. It will take a life time to uncover all the details.