"This was the first time U2 played in my hometown of Baltimore and it was right after 9/11. Also the first time I met the band. I remember thanking Bono for coming back to our country given everything that just happened. He looked me in the eyes and said, "We wouldn't want to be anywhere else.""
So I became a U2 fan in 1987 after seeing Rattle and Hum in the theatre. Up until that point I was not really into them. The next day I went out and bought all their CD's and haven't looked back since.
what they said
"The way I saw 'The Fly' was like an obscene phone call from Hell, but the guy likes it there. He’s like calling home, saying, I like it. It’s a deranged kind of character. We have all these kind of people that we are, and there’s some that you just don’t want to let out in public. He’s one of them."
- Bono, 1992
did you know
"Crumbs from Your Table" is about the relationship between Western countries and developing countries. The verses and chorus address the relationship from the perspective of citizens from the developing world, focusing on the disparity between the long-term socioeconomic planning stressed by the Westand the developing world's immediate need for sustenance.