U2Songs.com, one of the longest-surviving U2 fansites, has been a going concern since 1995. It started at the same time the public started getting into this new thing called the “internet.”
This week, they have a special post commemorating a quarter century of fandom. I quote:
“Twenty-five years ago today we uploaded a website to the University of Ohio State servers. It was a final project, due in Aaron’s CS2772 course at University, the only brief was ‘pick something you love.’ And U2 it was.
“It’s been 25 years. We’ve been published continuously ever since that time. We’ve switched homes a few times along the way. It’s 20 years this year since we found our first semi-permanent home at U2Wanderer.org, and it’s been five years this year since we moved to our current home at U2Songs.com.
“To celebrate, we thought we’d ask for some questions, to let you into our lives a bit. A huge thank you to everyone who sent questions our way, and to everyone who we approached. After each question you’ll be able to see who is asking. The questions are answered by Aaron, Don, Harry and Brad, but Carl, Mike and George are still active around these parts. Mike recently came out of semi-retirement to help clean up some of the lyrics.
“Questions, and who asked them are in red. Our answers follow.”