This is a private post really, but it belongs here.
Last night, a dear friend of mine passed away suddenly. He has been a great friend of mine for years, a wonderful spirit and a true Schalke fan. He breathed football, he lived every home game Auf Schalke with heart and soul. We spent many years in the south stand together. He was looking forward to the season start in one week so much. K, you left far too early. You will be truly missed, but you will always be with us. Tausend Freunde, die zusammen steh'n. Glück Auf.
You were there that day, we all sang together. RIP
"Shaving your head does not mean you're a rebel. The mythology of 'live-fast-and-die-young' sickens me."
- Bono, 1989
Released in March of 1997, the album, Pop debuted at #1 in 28 countries, and earned U2 mainly positive reviews. Rolling Stone even went so far as claiming U2 had "defied the odds and made some of the greatest music of their lives."