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"I am a singer and a songwriter but I am also a father, four times over. I am a friend to dogs. I am a sworn enemy of the saccharine; and a believer in grace over karma. I talk too much when I'm drunk and sometimes even when I'm not."

-- Bono, 2001 Harvard graduation speech

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Drew Rogers

The first U2 song I ever heard and took notice of was "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" when I saw the music video on MuchMusic (Canada's equivalent of MTV) back in 1995. I was eight years old and a huge Batman fan, so that was the main reason I paid attention to the music video. I wasn't even really into music yet at that age, but the song clicked with me. I thought Bono as MacPhisto in the video was him playing The Joker and it wasn't until several years later I learned of my mistake!

Anyway, I bought the Batman Forever soundtrack, and HMTMKMKM remained a solid favourite ever since. It wasn't until I reached adolescence and started getting into music that I heard "Beautiful Day" and decided to pick up All That You Can't Leave Behind mainly because I wanted to own an album by a legendary band. I loved the album at the time and listened to it non-stop, and from there started trying out the other albums by taking them out from my local library.

I eventually bought all the albums, and in the meantime Zooropa and Pop have become my favourite albums of theirs. I'm pretty much obsessed with Zooropa, still listen to it all the time, and if I ever get a tattoo I intend for it to be the space baby from its cover.

I've been a member of the forum since September 2010, and am very pleased to be joining the moderating team!

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July 3 2015

06:30 PM - 08:30 PM - 2U Tribute Band Performance

Tonight in Washington DC

July 3 2015

07:00 PM - 08:30 PM - Hollywood U2 Tribute Band Performance

Tonight in Seal Beach

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