Monsieur The Edge talks to lapresse.ca (french article) about seeing the Ramones in Dublin: “It’s funny the way life goes, says The Edge. We were fans of the Ramones from the start. When they came to play Dublin we didn’t have the money to go and see the. But Bono found a way to get in, and opened a security door. It was brilliant! The concert really was an inspiration to us. Before that time, we didn’t really believe that we could take it seriously, becoming a rock group. But after that gig, and that of The Clash, it seemed to us we could make a living off our music. You could almost say that U2 exists thanks to them.”