Since I saw them on the Tom Snyder show in March 1981, I've loved U2. If you know me in real life, you know that I was madly fanatical about U2 back in the day. I guess that I have mellowed over the years, but I still love them. I caught part of their live concert broadcast on YouTube last night. But it was way past my bedtime, so I didn't watch all the way to the end (can't stay up as late as I used to back in the day!)
They are still as awesome as they were in 1981. Older (except for Larry, it seems he hasn't changed at all) and Bono's voice isn't quite as strong as it used to be, but he still gives it the gusto.
Even though I am a hardcore, die hard fan, even I get tired of Bono yapping about political and social issues all the time. Great, you want to heal the world, but sometimes I just want to say 'Shut up and sing Bono'
15 years+ ago their shows cost over $1 Million a night to put on, I can't imagine how much all thet techno junk costs now to haul around and set up.
So this morning I dug out some U2 CDs and I'm listening to them while I work.