Female, 37 Location:
Vancouver, BC, Canada Occupation:
photography, botany, astronomy, geography, history, GIS, dance, music, cartography, art history, red wine, dark chocolate, travel, bees Registered:
8 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.
"We were also annoyed at the word rock."
- Bono, on coming up with the album title Pop
did you know
The song 'Van Diemen's Land' is sung from the point of view of an Irish poet who spoke out against the British government and was going to be exiled to Tasmania (Van Dieman's Land is the original name for the island).