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"We grow up with this rather juvenile idea that people who are not like us don't get it -- the suits don't get it -- but it doesn't make sense anymore. Sometimes the enemy is your own indifference."

-- Bono

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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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@U2 Calendar

February 5 2016

Last Day to Enter for "Underworld" Experience and U2 Tickets

Last Chance to Win

February 24 2016

08:00 PM - 10:00 PM - The Brit Awards

U2 are Nominated

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