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John Cropp

I suspect that subconsciously U2 has been my favorite band since my dad took my brother and me to see Rattle And Hum at the Milford (Connecticut) Fourplex in 1988. Even when I was very much into other bands, it was U2 singles, books, and videotapes that I was buying throughout my teens and twenties. As I got a little older, I realized that as my interest in other bands came and went, it was U2 that were "my band" all along.

When the call went out for folks to help atU2 with their tours site, I jumped at the chance. I'd read every word in Pimm Jal de la Parra's U2 Live book and couldn't wait to discover all of the places that he had documented. Tracking down venues, mapping their locations, and writing short descriptions about them is a labor of love that has enabled me to dig deeper into the stories of the little music scenes that U2 wove through those early tours, and to study the arenas and stadiums of their later ones.

When I'm not virtually following in the footsteps of my favorite band, I am working and studying at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, where I live with my magnificent wife, Emily, and our sweetest thing, E.J.

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@U2 Calendar

October 31 2016

Larry's Birthday

Our favorite drummer turns 55 today.

November 4 2016

07:30 PM - 11:30 PM - U2 2 at The Garage in aid of Mencap

Tonight in London

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