Female, 36 Location:
Vancouver, BC, Canada Occupation:
photography, botany, astronomy, geography, history, GIS, dance, music, cartography, art history, red wine, dark chocolate, travel, bees Registered:
7 years ago
Once upon a time there was a silly young girl who accidentally fell in love with U2 at the young impressionable age of 12. The year was 1993, the month was March. 5 months earlier she was invited to see U2's Zoo TV tour in Vancouver by some girls in her class. She declined, as she didn't know U2.
5 months later she realized her unfortunate mistake and she kicked herself for that for many, many years.
From that day on with Achtung Baby in her hand, she discovered a world of U2 and rather quickly explored U2's back discography, taught herself how to play it on her father's 12 string guitar, and religiously followed U2's path in the media as they feverishly conquered Europe and Australia over the next 8 months. Little did she know how much this era of U2 would ignite her passion for music - something that continues to stir deep within her to this day, 16 years later.
"Every day I turn around and think, 'What the fuck was I doing? How did I get here?'. I did not own any of their records at all. Not even Achtung Baby, not Zooropa. I came into it totally fresh."
- Howie B on working with U2 for Pop
did you know
The Edge has 45 guitars which he takes on the road.