But again, why? Why on Earth bother going to this effort? I they just released 22 live songs they had picked as their fan club CD, it's not like many people would have complained. It's just such elaborate lengths to go to in order to serve absolutely no purpose whatsoever.
But that's what U2 does. Not that I think this is rigged, but I'm just saying that, in the same way that you always ask why anyone today should expect U2 to make artistic decisions irrespective of commercial concerns, in the same way I can ask why anyone would expect U2 to do anything the easy way. I mean, why keep talking about new projects and then shelving them, why not just keep quiet until the project is done? Because that's what U2 does
In fact, if the vote is rigged, I think the band would have come up with an even more complicated way to rig it than even the one that JTB suggested!