The U2start Podcast brings you insights into the world of U2 and U2 fans. We talk with passionate and dedicated fans and take you with us in an adventure around the world following U2 on their 2019 Joshua Tree tour.
Episode #5 - From Auckland to Brisbane with a Longtime U2 Collector
A day before the show in Brisbane we are joined in the city by Scott from Canada. Scott has been collecting U2 memorabilia for over 30 years and has build up quite the collection. We talk about his favourite items, how items are valued, what his collection looks like and how to find more rare items. We also look back on the first two shows of the tour in Auckland and share an update from the ground in Brisbane.
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Great to hear from a fellow Canadian. I'm from Ontario and we have a strong community here. I enjoyed hearing the stories from Down Under.
Overall Canada has a exceptional strong community of u2 fans... as an example for the first shows this tour i think there were 5 or 6 individual in the top 20 for GA in Auckland! (just from Edmonton)..
what they said
"All the Dublin bands seem to have to measure themselves up to U2. It’s like a ritual display of patricide when they start slagging you off. God bless them. They have to put up with being called the new U2, and I don’t blame them. I don’t blame them objecting to having that hung around their necks. The only time criticism stings is when it’s from people who are very smart, or people who you respect. And that, unfortunately, isn’t as common as the other kind."
- Bono, 1992
did you know
When U2 were recording The Joshua Tree Bono didn't make it to Ali's birthday, so Bono wrote the song The Sweetest Thing for her.