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Offline monopoly

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I LOVE IT! They're so much more focused on the music. And bringing up fans last tour led to some awkward moments...



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Re: How do you feel about u2 doing no fan interaction this tour
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 01:52:52 PM »
Totally agree. Hard to not look ridiculous pulling 20-somethings up on stage to writhe around to WOWY when you're well into your 50's.

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Re: How do you feel about u2 doing no fan interaction this tour
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 03:17:06 PM »
Agreed, especially since it's never ME they pull up onto the stage.   ;)

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Re: How do you feel about u2 doing no fan interaction this tour
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2017, 03:56:08 PM »
bringing people on stage during the last tour I thought was okay (although having a fan livestream off their phone was tacky) but then bringing people back for the Paris show I thought was a very bad move. 

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Re: How do you feel about u2 doing no fan interaction this tour
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 04:00:45 PM »
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bringing people on stage during the last tour I thought was okay (although having a fan livestream off their phone was tacky) but then bringing people back for the Paris show I thought was a very bad move.
Yeah, I agree...didn't seem quite fair...give someone else a chance, right? But, hey...good for those lucky folks.

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Re: How do you feel about u2 doing no fan interaction this tour
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 04:43:20 PM »
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bringing people on stage during the last tour I thought was okay (although having a fan livestream off their phone was tacky) but then bringing people back for the Paris show I thought was a very bad move.
Yeah, I agree...didn't seem quite fair...give someone else a chance, right? But, hey...good for those lucky folks.
the guy right beside got pulled up on stage at the Vancouver second show, and then he made it to Paris as well. I was bummed it wasn't me.  I've seen the same guy in a lot of other material such as a few pics in the U22 book.  I have a feeling he was selected before the show to go up.

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Re: How do you feel about u2 doing no fan interaction this tour
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 04:48:10 PM »
I hadn't thought of that, but...thank goodness they stopped doing it for this tour. The fan interactions were the worst part of the I+E DVD. Everyone was there to mug rather than have any kind of genuine moment.


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Re: How do you feel about u2 doing no fan interaction this tour
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 04:59:02 PM »
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I hadn't thought of that, but...thank goodness they stopped doing it for this tour. The fan interactions were the worst part of the I+E DVD. Everyone was there to mug rather than have any kind of genuine moment.


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How do you feel about u2 doing no fan interaction this tour
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2017, 05:48:05 PM »
The I+E Paris fans on stage thing during Elevation was cringeworthy.  It was embarrassing to watch Bono escort them to various parts of the stage.  Leave the performance to the pros.  It was like the scene in Boogie Nights where Jack Horner is trying to film a scene with rollergirl and a random passerby in the back of a limo: poorly thought out, badly executed, just overall amateurish, and something that only Floyd Gondoli would stoop to.

Gimmicky and I'm glad they aren't doing anything remotely like it this time around.
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Re: How do you feel about u2 doing no fan interaction this tour
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2017, 10:48:09 PM »
The loss of spontaneity. It was no longer fun after three shows.


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Re: How do you feel about u2 doing no fan interaction this tour
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2017, 03:17:24 AM »
I think they've stopped doing it because whatever they do nowadays they can't seem to please anyone. Sooooooo much moaning and criticising  :o

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Re: How do you feel about u2 doing no fan interaction this tour
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2017, 03:53:57 AM »
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Leave the performance to the pros.  It was like the scene in Boogie Nights where Jack Horner is trying to film a scene with rollergirl and a random passerby in the back of a limo: poorly thought out, badly executed, just overall amateurish, and something that only Floyd Gondoli would stoop to.
Now that was funny!  I wonder how many forum members know who those people are.  Or if they know who Jimmy Gator or Mumbles O'Malley are?

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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2017, 05:25:14 AM »
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I think they've stopped doing it because whatever they do nowadays they can't seem to please anyone. Sooooooo much moaning and criticising  :o

I don't think U2 has that many missteps...they are usually  extremely professional and do most things very well.  Even outrage over their big 'transgressions' (SOI release) was overblown and dumb.  But the fan thing?  Come on...people pay lots of $ to see their favorite band perform.  When the fans get up there and ham it up, it takes away from the show.  Its one thing if it's spontaneous in the moment....but not choreographed.


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Re: How do you feel about u2 doing no fan interaction this tour
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2017, 08:44:47 AM »
I love no interaction.  I cringe cringe everytime I see the same people up against the rail in the videos, and those that have gotten on stage multiple times.  These people make me sick.

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Re: How do you feel about u2 doing no fan interaction this tour
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2017, 02:12:57 PM »
I quite liked it last tour. I was in the queue all day at wembley with the girl who got pulled up on stage and was so made up for her. I must admit I was a bit jealous when I saw her on the Paris dvd.