A to Z April Challenge

First U2 show – my U2 A to Z

my 1st U2 show My musical journey on the road with U2 started 21 years ago today in Hampton, Virginia. It was Saturday March 7, 1992, and I was 19. My first U2 show was the fifth of the ZooTv Tour. On the morning of March 7th, my best friend Cindy and I drove four hours south from Ellicott City, MD [continue reading]

April 6, 2013 // 5 Comments

Elevation Tour – my U2 A to Z

U2’s Elevation Tour is my favorite U2 tour and one of the most amazing experiences of my life! From the tour opener on March 24, 2001 in Ft. Lauderdale to the final show of the tour on December 2, 2001 in Miami, I went to 27 U2 shows, had 3 amazing moments with Larry Mullen, traveled to 17 [continue reading]

April 5, 2013 // 7 Comments

Drums – my U2 A to Z

I love drums! I love drummers! When I listen to music, all I hear is drums and lyrics. That is what moves me – literally and figuratively. I am the one at the concert watching the drummer and not the lead singer or guitarist. When I first moved to Memphis, one of the first places I visited [continue reading]

April 4, 2013 // 2 Comments

Can’t Help Falling in Love – my U2 A to Z

Even though Can’t Help Falling in Love is credited to Bono and not U2, I am going to include it as part of my U2 favorites. U2 played it on the ZooTv tour. In fact, one of my greatest memories of the ZooTv tour is when Bono knelt in front of me (I was in the 3rd row) and sang Can’t Help [continue reading]

April 3, 2013 // 8 Comments

Bono – my U2 A to Z

When most people think of U2, they think of Bono. In fact some people even refer to U2 as Bono and the Boys, which really annoys me but that is a topic for another time. Bono is the lead singer of U2, the front man, the one who gets all of the publicity. He is also the one who writes the lyrics, [continue reading]

April 2, 2013 // 7 Comments

Achtung Baby – my U2 A to Z

A favorite of mine about U2 that begins with A is Achtung Baby. Sorry Adam fans. When AB was released almost 21 1/2 years ago in November 1991, I must admit that I did not like it.  It was such a departure from The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum, and actually from all of their previous [continue reading]

April 1, 2013 // 6 Comments

My Favorite U2 songs A to Z

I had a great time in April blogging each day about my 26 favorite U2 songs in the A to Z challenge. So much fun in fact that I wanted to list my favorite U2 songs (each highlighted with links back to the original posts) in this one blog post with the addition of honorable mentions, so I truly [continue reading]

May 1, 2012 // 2 Comments

Z is for Zoo Station

My favorite U2 song that begins with Z is Zoo Station. It is off one of my favorite albums Achtung Baby, and is the very first song I ever heard U2 play in concert. Even today 20 years later when I listen to Zoo Station, it brings me back to the Zoo Tv tour – my very first U2 tour. Zoo [continue reading]

April 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

Y is for Yahweh

My favorite U2 song that begins with Y is Yahweh. Your Blue Room and Yahweh are the only two U2 songs that begin with Y, and 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 of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, and [continue reading]

April 28, 2012 // 4 Comments

X is for Xanax and Wine

My favorite U2 song that begins with X is Xanax and Wine. Actually it is the only U2 song that begins with X, so this was an easy choice. Xanax and Wine is an extra track from How to Distmantle An Atomic Bomb. My cell is ringing, no ID I want to know who’s calling My garden’s overgrown [continue reading]

April 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

V is for Van Diemen’s Land

My favorite U2 song that begins with V is Van Diemen’s Land. Not that Van Diemen’s Land is a favorite of mine, but I like it better than Vertigo – and they are the only two U2 songs that begin with V. But Van Diemen’s Land is off of my second favorite U2 album Rattle and [continue reading]

April 25, 2012 // 1 Comment

U is for Unforgettable Fire, The

My favorite U2 song that begins with U is Unforgettable Fire. It is technically The Unforgettable Fire, but I used Trip Through Your Wires for ‘T’, so I’m using Unforgettable Fire for ‘U.’ I have always loved Unforgettable Fire. It was always in my top ten U2 songs, [continue reading]

April 24, 2012 // 2 Comments

T is for Trip Through Your Wires

My favorite U2 song that begins with T is Trip Through Your Wires. It is off my favorite album The Joshua Tree. Trip Through Your Wires is just an honest, simple, American song – almost country. I love the lyrics, but I love the harmonica even more. In the distance, she saw me comin’ [continue reading]

April 23, 2012 // 3 Comments

S is for Summer Rain

My favorite U2 song that begins with S is Summer Rain. It is a b side off one of my favorite U2 albums All That You Can’t Leave Behind. I love Summer Rain for its lyrics. I can’t even pick out my favorite line because the entire song is perfectly written. It says exactly how I want to [continue reading]

April 21, 2012 // 2 Comments

R is for Red Hill Mining Town

My favorite U2 song that begins with R is Red Hill Mining Town. It used to be my second favorite U2 song, but over the past 25 years others have pushed it down a few spots. It is off of my favorite album The Joshua Tree. I love Red Hill Mining Town because it is one of the most passionate songs I [continue reading]

April 20, 2012 // 2 Comments

P is for Pride

My favorite U2 song that begins with P is Pride. It is one of my top ten favorite U2 songs. And I, unlike many others, love that U2 still play it in concert. It is such an uplifting, spiritual song – much like I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For. Pride is about Martin [continue reading]

April 18, 2012 // 2 Comments

O is for October

My favorite U2 song that begins with O is October. It is the title song from one of my favorite albums. 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. It is a [continue reading]

April 17, 2012 // 0 Comments