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.
"Lots of us have a brush with mortality, it was an arresting experience. I won’t dwell in it or on it. I don’t want to name it. But these songs have that impetus behind them and it would feel dishonest not to admit the turbulence I was feeling at the time of writing."
- Bono, 2017 on his brush with mortality in 2016
did you know
The Elevation tour was originally named "U2001 - Into The Heart", but in the end the Elevation tour name was preferred.