Originally posted by blueeyedboy:30 years ago. Man, I feel old. I remember it like it was yesterday. The days before online presales or amazon. Right about this time my buddy and I decided to take the day off school and headed to our local (mall) record shop and wait for them to open. We were the first to purchase and we bought 1 each of the LP and cassette. That was the beginning... we spent the rest of the day driving all over Ft. Lauderdale listening to the tape. 1 song at a time, with several imperfect rewind attempts to replay or relisten to a certain melody, riff or lyric... then RTST came on. We had to pull to the side of the road for that one. Breathtaking. The Unforgettable Fire and Live Aid had catapulted them to arenas previously, but at this moment I realized (to my simple, twisted and shattered 18 year old ego) that U2 was no longer just "my" band... I had to let go and truly share them with the world. I'd been hanging on to the inevitable for too long and would have to swallow pride and take solace in the fact that "I heard them first. " And the rest is history, folks.
Just had to share as I stroll down memory lane.
Peace and love!
Originally posted by LikeASong:[..]
Wow, great story. So was Running To Stand Still the song that made you give up on hoarding U2 for yourself and just share it with the rest of the universe?
Originally posted by blueeyedboy:[..]
Haha. No... That pretty much happened 1/2 way through Streets... Running was that first downshift in the album that made us just slow down and pull over. Probably kind of like Every Breaking Wave would today... I know it makes no sense, it was just that particular moment in time we looked at each other and simultaneously said "pull over!"