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"I've never thought of myself as U2's drummer but rather a contributor to the overall sound."


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Gelice Tijmes

I'd like to claim that my U2 obsession has been a life-long one, but I only started to get into them when I was 11. See, my parents are not into music at all, and the only way I could discover music was through the radio. My brother introduced me to an '80s/'90s/'00s station at the time, and U2 was the band that definitely stood out most to me. Their music was atmospheric and sounded like something that was out of this world, as opposed to the amount of guitar solos and rocker voices that I was hearing.

It took me a long time to figure out that U2 had such an interesting history with a variety of musical styles. I clearly remember sitting in a small room at the music shop where I learned how to play guitar. My teacher put on "Sunday Bloody Sunday" on the radio and told me it'd be the song we would be playing next. I smiled and said I recognized it from the radio, but when he wrote down "U2" on the paper and started writing down the notes I was flabbergasted. That loud, recognizable drum-intro was the same U2 as the quiet shimmering melody of "With Or Without You"?

Since then, U2 have been the one constant in my music library and the one band that acted as a gateway to many other musical discoveries, as well as taught me a set of morals and introduced me to a lot of great people all over the world. I am who I am for a great deal thanks to U2, and I owe a lot to them.

Nowadays I'm studying journalism and working at a radio station where I also have my own show every week. Alongside that I'm also an artist and I like noodling around in Photoshop.

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@U2 Calendar

October 21 2017

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

Tonight in São Paulo

October 22 2017

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

Tonight in São Paulo

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