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Offline LMJ-Rich

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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #75 on: December 31, 2012, 08:52:25 PM »
44. War album came out and they filmed Under A Blood Red Sky on that tour. MTV seemed to air that concert at least twice a day. They had me at hello. Thought they were the best live band in human history. I played Larry in a U2 tribute band briefly, putting a new band together now. Coming up on 30 years as a fan.

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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #76 on: December 31, 2012, 09:21:51 PM »
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I'm 48 & I've been a fan since  I heard 'New Year's Day' on the radio at work.That was '82, before 'War' was released.I've been a massive fan ever since--coming up to 30 years  ;D

I could have written this. Same age, same song, but not sure which year it was that I heard it. It was definitely on the radio, though.

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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #77 on: January 01, 2013, 06:19:10 AM »
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I'm 14 and I have been a fan sense I 2001...

Nice!!!!! ;)
I've been a fan since the Boy album.... :)

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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #78 on: January 05, 2013, 04:21:03 PM »
41. been a fan since nov 85.i was 14 .first song i heard sunday bloody sunday from under a  blood red sky.
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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #79 on: January 05, 2013, 05:47:16 PM »
I'm 14 and became a fan after seeing U2=BBC on TV and hearing Sunday Bloody Sunday on the radio. Been a fan since 2010

I already have a lot of their CDs though
-October
-Joshua Tree
-Rattle and Hum
-Achtung Baby
-One (Single)
-Zooropa
-Pop
-Discoteque (Single)
-ATYCLB
-Elevation (single)
-7 (limited cd)
-HTDAAB (deluxe cd/dvd)
-U218 Videos DVD
-Vertigo (Single pt 1)
-Vertigo (Single pt 2)
-NLOTH
-Best of 1990-2000 promo DVD
-Under a Blood Red Sky
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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #80 on: January 07, 2013, 08:17:10 AM »
I'm celebrating my 60th birthday in 2 weeks and have been a fan since I first heard "I Will Follow" on the radio.  So glad to see there there are so many fans in their teens and 20s. 

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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #81 on: January 07, 2013, 09:14:43 AM »
I'm about to go "over the hill".  Been a fan since the beginning, I Will Follow and New Year's Day.  I caught me teenagers downloading hits after we took them to the 360 show.  They can sing along to many songs and know the story behind songs & types of guitars played.  They compare/contrast U2 with other bands (or non-band pop music).

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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #82 on: January 07, 2013, 10:32:35 PM »
Man I really must be the youngest on here. But a few of my friends that are 12-14 years old are U2 fans. My best friend loves U2 and another kid in my class loves them too. A few others have some U2 on there iPods too. The others like skrillex or One Direction.

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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #83 on: January 08, 2013, 05:35:12 AM »
^I was 13 when I first joined this forum- but that was three years ago!

At least you have some U2 loving friends...

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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #84 on: January 08, 2013, 05:41:06 AM »
I am 43, first saw them on the UF tour in '84.  I guessing Average age would be around 40.

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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #85 on: January 08, 2013, 07:42:44 AM »
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I'm 14 and became a fan after seeing U2=BBC on TV and hearing Sunday Bloody Sunday on the radio. Been a fan since 2010

I already have a lot of their CDs though
-October
-Joshua Tree
-Rattle and Hum
-Achtung Baby
-One (Single)
-Zooropa
-Pop
-Discoteque (Single)
-ATYCLB
-Elevation (single)
-7 (limited cd)
-HTDAAB (deluxe cd/dvd)
-U218 Videos DVD
-Vertigo (Single pt 1)
-Vertigo (Single pt 2)
-NLOTH
-Best of 1990-2000 promo DVD
-Under a Blood Red Sky

Much respect for a 14 year old with that kind of collection! (I couldn't even afford 1 CD at that age... though we were still making mix tapes recorded off the radio in those days :P ) I suggest you get Boy though.

I'm now 29, fan since I was about 16/17.

Offline bethere

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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #86 on: January 08, 2013, 09:17:18 AM »
Hard to say, but I think the average age may be 43. It depends on how many new fans came on board over the past 10 years. Hard to say if it was simply old fans coming back into the fold or brand new fans which would lower the average age. Assuming that its primarily old fans, I would say the average is 43.

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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #87 on: January 08, 2013, 09:57:24 AM »
I'm 30. Most U2 fans I know of seem to be, at the very least, well into their 30's.

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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #88 on: January 08, 2013, 04:54:44 PM »
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I'm 14 and became a fan after seeing U2=BBC on TV and hearing Sunday Bloody Sunday on the radio. Been a fan since 2010

I already have a lot of their CDs though
-October
-Joshua Tree
-Rattle and Hum
-Achtung Baby
-One (Single)
-Zooropa
-Pop
-Discoteque (Single)
-ATYCLB
-Elevation (single)
-7 (limited cd)
-HTDAAB (deluxe cd/dvd)
-U218 Videos DVD
-Vertigo (Single pt 1)
-Vertigo (Single pt 2)
-NLOTH
-Best of 1990-2000 promo DVD
-Under a Blood Red Sky

Much respect for a 14 year old with that kind of collection! (I couldn't even afford 1 CD at that age... though we were still making mix tapes recorded off the radio in those days :P ) I suggest you get Boy though.

I'm now 29, fan since I was about 16/17.
I know. I want all the full length albums. I want to have those and some more U2 dvds by the end of 2013

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Re: What's the average age of a U2 fan ?
« Reply #89 on: January 09, 2013, 02:41:43 PM »
I'm 38. Been a fan since I was 13 and heard With or Without You coming from my best friend's older brother's room. R&H (I had no idea it was a flop, either) was released my freshman year of high school, AB my senior year, and AB was played at most of the parties I went to my freshman year of college.

If you're jealous, I'll just say I'm now at an age where I wake up with back pain most mornings.