"It came at a time when I needed to hear a song just like that."
I've been a fan since Joshua Tree. Counting 2 shows for i+e, I've been to 28 shows. Respectable, but I know it pales in comparison to some uber-fans out there.
I have a fan blog: AchtungNinja.com
I still don't know what I'm doing, but it's fun learning and interacting with fellow fans.