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Offline aviastar

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U2 Survived The Following...
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2017, 05:37:41 AM »
I think the most impressive thing is that they survived massive shifts in medium and marketing.  When they started, it was all vinyl, radio charts, and word of mouth.  They shifted to CD and become a college radio staple in the 80s.  CDs and MTV and national entertainment magazines in the late 80s and 90s.  I remember when they started putting together their website in 2000 in anticipation of ATYCLB, and then of course the shift to MP3 and iTunes through the end of that decade.  Now, radio play couldn't be less relevant.  Online streaming is where it's at.  Vinyl is making a comeback (yes!)

They just need to rerelease ab, zoo, pop, atyclb, htdaab and nloth on vinyl so I can round out my collection.


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Re: U2 Survived The Following...
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2017, 08:21:17 AM »
Yes, surviving Raiders of the Lost Ark was a triumph.  It seemed pretty touch and go there for a second.

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Re: U2 Survived The Following...
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2017, 03:48:42 PM »
The fall of the Berlin Wall, USSR and communist rule in Europe! Pretty major thing to leave out!

Oh, they also survived the Teletubbies!! :D

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Re: U2 Survived The Following...
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2017, 04:25:31 PM »
...The Mullet. I'm sure that would be top of Bono's list!

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Re: U2 Survived The Following...
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2017, 06:18:58 PM »
They survived The Dalton Brothers.


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Re: U2 Survived The Following...
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2017, 04:13:02 AM »
yada, yada, yada...

Go ahead...

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Re: U2 Survived The Following...
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2017, 07:19:50 PM »
Nice list. I'm not a list maker so here are some:
Survived hype of...
Pop boy bands (bsb, nsync etc. And even 1D)
Michael Jackson frenzy
Jay-Z, eminem, rap "The last of the rock stars, when hip hop drove the big cars"

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Re: U2 Survived The Following...
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2017, 10:01:24 PM »
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51. Broadband.
52. Newsweek ends circulation.
53. Sega folds.
54. Isis is formed.
55. Robin William found dead.
56. Brext...
57. Blockbuster goes out of business!
58. Letterman retires.
59. "Star Wars: A Force Awakens" becomes biggest box office hit of all time.
60. Michael Jackson found dead.
61. Donald Trump is elected President of the United States in America.
62. The Chicago Cubs finally win "The World Series".
63. George Michael found dead at 53.
64. Sears begins folding stores across the U.S..
65.The final episode of "Seinfeld" draws record breaking numbers.
66. Netflix goes online.
67. Mystery ** Flight 370 ** is lost on radar**
68. Ronald Reagan dead at 93..
69. Amazon unleashes a drone.
70. U2 releases "Songs of Innocence" in various formats.

I wish Force Awakens was, but Avatar had bigger box office sales. Doubt they reach anything like Force Awakens now they are tiring everyone out with all these spin offs