I learned about spotify through some artist's tweets about 'hitting a certain number of listeners' on a particular song. At that time, it didn't really get my attention, as I was able to listen to music elsewhere. But, a few weeks later, a friend recommended spotify to me, and I tried it out! ^^
A friend of mine started using it and mentioned it to me as well.
This was me. :' ) Anyway, I managed to sign up and start using the service. It was around that time when the rather constricting 10-hour limit was lifted as well when I started using it more. My friend ran into it a few times, I never did, mostly thanks to my local music collection.
I don't remember anything about the first time I opened Spotify or played a song. I remember that I did not create any playlists for the longest time, and I queued songs for playback from artist pages and my history. I also remember I was rather angry each time Spotify updated, because that'd wipe the History. 😁
One of the more memorable times was when a friend sent me this via Spotify inbox: