U2 Fan Meet Ups…WTF?

Do people take the U2 fan meet ups, seriously? I mean, we’re having our meet up in less than two weeks and through a few PM’s, DM’s and a few smoke signals, it seems I may have misjudged fan expectations at these things. The few people that know me, know that I am already the definition of sex appeal. Suave, sophisticated to the max & debonair personified. Combine this newly found knowledge with beers and U2 show anticipation and you have a Molotov cocktail explosion on your hands. I would not be surprised to see a few patrons spontaneously combust upon meeting me. However, some attending the meet up seem to think that this is an audition for the beauty pageant, similar to the one that took place in bombed out Sarajevo. Doing things that range from starvation diets to buying an entire new wardrobe….for what, to meet a few people that look exactly like you and that you’ll probably never meet again? I don’t hate the hustle to improve, but seriously, no one cares. So, what are my expectations for the meet up….ZERO! Actually, less than zero. What I expect is that the Harp in Boston will morph into the Land of Misfit Toys, a “mass”(see what I did there) collection of souls from every walk of life, from doctors to an axe murderer or two. No one cares about what you look like or where you come from, especially me. 😉

I get it. I know an important component of the “U2 experience” is meeting fans, whether at these meet ups or through the GA line, but seriously, we need to take a step back and slow it down a notch, soul sister. I understand the power of connecting, but if you’re thinking that after sharing a few beers together for a few hours is going to lead to me donating you one of my kidneys, you, my friend, are delusional. Sure, we share the common bond of fanatically loving the same band, but basically it comes down to, “I don’t know you and you don’t know the half of it.”

Now that we’re clear on the parameters of the meet up, let’s party. 😉

* For the literal nuts that read my blog posts, this was mostly tongue and cheek….mostly! 😉

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An avid U2 fan, who doesn't take our group too seriously. Sixth grade teacher, married and have an 8 year old boy who is also a huge fan...he didn't have a choice.

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