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Offline DK46

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Ahhh, I get it now, there are quite a few reasons it seems.

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Re: Where the streets have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 08:45:30 AM »
When the inevitable death (hopefully long away in the future) of any of the members comes about, everyone will be claiming them.

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Re: Where the streets have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 08:49:48 AM »
Yeah, that's what I imagine, it's quite irritating.  But that's what happens.  Of course, there are valid criticisms to be sure and some people just don't like their music, but they do seem to get a unique level of hate.

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Re: Where the streets have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 09:11:01 AM »
Haven't read but i'll bet a 5 year ban from here the article mentions 'The Irish being begrudgers'

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Re: Where the streets have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 09:42:07 AM »
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Haven't read but i'll bet a 5 year ban from here the article mentions 'The Irish being begrudgers'
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Re: Where the streets have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 10:12:16 AM »
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Haven't read but i'll bet a 5 year ban from here the article mentions 'The Irish being begrudgers'
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Re: Where the streets have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 10:15:43 AM »
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Haven't read but i'll bet a 5 year ban from here the article mentions 'The Irish being begrudgers'
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Re: Where the streets have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 08:50:47 PM »
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Haven't read but i'll bet a 5 year ban from here the article mentions 'The Irish being begrudgers'
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Re: Where the streets have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2017, 09:54:08 PM »
I agree with KMama that U2 will see posthumous recognition at a future point in time.  Even Christ couldn't perform a lot of miracles in His hometown--lol.

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Re: Where the streets have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 11:22:13 AM »
I've only been to Ireland once but I saw lots of love for U2.  I had an Irish friend tell me- and i don't know if it ties into why some of the Irish would hate U2, but to me it made sense- inside of Ireland the Irish have no pride whatsoever for their country, but take them out of Ireland and they suddenly are proud as they possibly could be.

side note: i had an old irish man yelling in my ear that Thin Lizzy was the greatest Irish band of all time.
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Re: Where the streets have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2017, 08:13:13 AM »
Why the does Guardian a British newspaper always tries to create hate towards U2 ( an Irish band)and why do they never criticise British bands?

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Re: Where the streets have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 08:55:54 AM »
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Why the does Guardian a British newspaper always tries to create hate towards U2 ( an Irish band)and why do they never criticise British bands?

The Guardian exists to get different groups of people to hate each other. Conflict sells subscriptions.

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Re: Where the streets have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 12:26:28 PM »
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Why the does Guardian a British newspaper always tries to create hate towards U2 ( an Irish band)and why do they never criticise British bands?

The Guardian exists to get different groups of people to hate each other. Conflict sells subscriptions.

Ha! Not as much as the tabloids called DM and also DE (aka The Daily Brexit).

I live nearer to Dublin than London.  My Irish neighbours were over again last week (they come over to the 'mainland british isle' every month or so on the car ferry).  I was outside in my TJT 2017 hoody, and they came outside as I was going back inside and we briefly said hello as we passed each other, they noticed my top and looked intently at it.  We never spoke about it (they are quiet, respectful, elderly neighbours) but the look on their face seemed quite warm and engaging.....
My neighbours are from the Dublin area, I think, going on their car registration plate which has a 'D' in it for 'Dublin' and also "Baile Atha Cliath" on it.
I briefly knew someone a couple of years ago who was originally from Dublin.  She told me most Dubliners have a U2 story to tell, or at least try and make up a U2 story to tell.  (Hers was that she worked with Aislinn (Edge's first wife) in a shop when they were teenagers and she claims that she persuaded Aislinn to stay on at college rather than leave...).
The Irish are well known for having a story or several to tell and some stories are taller than others, as you may expect.
So back to my neighbours - next time I see them, I'll be sure to be wearing merchandise and see if they can open up on any U2 story (it could be anything from their other neighbours are Bono's cousins to their kids worked with one of the U2 crew once).

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Re: Where the streets have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 12:40:00 PM »
What's that line Bono uses? In America, they look up at a mansion and say 'One day I am going to live in that mansion!' In Ireland, they look up at a mansion and say 'One day I am going to kill the _________ who lives in that mansion.'

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Re: Where the streets have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 01:05:58 PM »
Does the fact that:

50% of the band are actually naturally Irish born and bred
25% are from a traditional Irish Catholic family
50% are from British/Protestant families and 25% from a mixed Irish family
100% of the band appear not to speak Gaelic in public - the national language
There is a tendency to prefer rugby and soccer/football over Gaelic Athletics Association (Gaelic football and hurling) amongst band members

Have anything to do with begrudgery amongst, perhaps large-ish, sections of the Irish population?
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