A to Z April Challenge

My U2 A to Z Blogging Challenge Recap

I love blogging the A to Z Blog Challenge – blogging everyday in April, except Sundays, on a specific theme. I loved doing it last year, and I enjoyed it even more this year. I think I enjoy the challenge so much because I am one who likes to to lists things, rank my favorites. This [continue reading]

May 1, 2013 // 2 Comments

ZooTv – my U2 A to Z

The ZooTv Tour was my first U2 tour. U2 announced they would be touring America in the Spring of 1992, in support of their Achtung Baby album. I was a sophomore in college, so I could now go to concerts! I had a subscription to Propaganda, U2’s fan magazine, which gave me an opportunity to [continue reading]

April 30, 2013 // 12 Comments

Yahwey – my U2 A to Z

There wasn’t a lot to pick from for U2 topics starting with Y. It is really only Yahweh or Your Blue Room. Neither one are particular favorites of mine. Your Blue Room is off of a Passengers album which is not a real U2 album according to Larry – and me. So Yahweh it is! It is off [continue reading]

April 29, 2013 // 1 Comment

X-factor Fake U2 audition – my U2 A to Z

I apologize because I could not find an X that is significant for my love of U2. If you think of one, please let me know. I could have chosen Xanax and Wine like I did last year when I wrote about my favorite U2 songs A to Z, but I thought I would try something different. So I found this fake U2 [continue reading]

April 27, 2013 // 1 Comment

War – my U2 A to Z

War is significant to my U2 fandom because the same day I bought The Joshua Tree cassette, I also bought Under a Blood Red Sky, which was a concert on the War Tour. That tape was just as important to me as JT. Although I prefer U2’s music post-War, it has a special place in my heart [continue reading]

April 26, 2013 // 3 Comments

Vertigo Tour – my U2 A to Z

In November of 2004, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and the special edition U2 ipod were released. I didn’t fall in love with Atomic Bomb as I had with All That You Can’t Leave Behind, but there are a few songs that I love from it including Original of the Species, Love and Peace or Else [continue reading]

April 25, 2013 // 3 Comments

Unforgettable Fire – my U2 A to Z

Technically it’s The Unforgettable Fire, but I always refer to it as Unforgettable Fire – and for the rest of this post I’ll just use UF. UF  has always been one of my favorite U2 songs. It is also one of my favorite U2 albums, and it is a great video. I love when Larry looks [continue reading]

April 24, 2013 // 3 Comments

Three-Sixty (360) Tour – my U2 A to Z

I really don’t think I can fit everything about U2’s 360 Tour into one blog post. It changed my life, literally. I saw 8 shows on the first US leg in 2009 and all 16 shows on the second US leg in 2011. The 2009 US leg of the 360 tour was what I normally did on U2 tours – saw as [continue reading]

April 23, 2013 // 5 Comments

Storm, Electrical – my U2 A to Z

Sorry, but I had to fudge this one a bit. I really wanted to include Electrical Storm video in ‘My U2 A to Z’ and I couldn’t leave out the Elevation Tour, so here you have it Storm, Electrical aka Electrical Storm. It is a good song, but it is even a better video. Electrical [continue reading]

April 22, 2013 // 3 Comments

Rattle and Hum – my U2 A to Z

Almost 25 years ago, on November 4, 1988, exactly one month after my 16th birthday, I piled a bunch of my friends into my GMC Jimmy and drove to the movie theater to see the premiere of Rattle and Hum. People were dancing in the aisles. It was almost like being at a concert, not that I knew what a [continue reading]

April 20, 2013 // 1 Comment

Quest Field Seattle – my U2 A to Z

DAY 22 – JUNE 4 – U2 360 #3 – Qwest Field SEATTLE The U2 360 show in Seattle was better than the previous two shows I had been to in Denver and Salt Lake City. Even though it was the same set list, the audience was much more into it, the band was having a blast and actually seemed [continue reading]

April 19, 2013 // 1 Comment

PopMart – my U2 A to Z

Pop was released in March of 1997. I remember seeing the video for “Discotheque” and loving it because U2 was dressed like The Village People. A lot of people criticized Pop for being too techno and not enough of like U2, but I really liked it. The lyrics were just as strong as always. [continue reading]

April 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

October – my U2 A to Z

October is one of my favorite U2 albums and one of my favorite U2 songs. October is my favorite month, my birthday month. To me, October symbolizes the changing of the seasons and the beginning of my favorite time of year. So I love U2’s October. Other favorite songs of the October album [continue reading]

April 17, 2013 // 3 Comments

No Line on the Horizon – my U2 A to Z

No Line on the Horizon was released in February 2009, and I immediately fell in love it with as I had with All That You Can’t Leave Behind. U2 promoted their new release with five consecutive nights on the David Letterman Show and a mini concert and interview at Fordham University broadcasted [continue reading]

April 16, 2013 // 1 Comment

Memphis Mullen – my U2 A to Z

I don’t remember if it was when I moved to Memphis or right before the U2 360 Tour that I changed my social media name to Memphis Mullen. I do remember that it was my friend Jenny who gave me that name. I changed my email and twitter name to Memphis Mullen, as well as my blog and youtube [continue reading]

April 15, 2013 // 1 Comment

Joshua Tree – my U2 A to Z

26 years ago U2′s The Joshua Tree, my favorite album, was released. It was March 9, 1987, and I was a freshman in high school. I heard With or Without You and liked it. I realized that it was by that same group who sang that song Pride I had heard before. But I had to check out and see what [continue reading]

April 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

Get on Your Boots – my U2 A to Z

I love the song Get on Your Boots off No Line on the Horizon specifically for the line “Let me in the sound.” It summarized my entire three-month road trip on the U2 360 tour in 2011. It was sort of my anthem as I traveled across the country driving to all 16 US U2 360 shows. I coupled it [continue reading]

April 8, 2013 // 0 Comments