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I do find it a bit odd to be paying hundreds of dollars for tickets to a tour based around this album, but being unwilling to pay 10$ or 15$ dollars for the album itself.

Really? I think U2’s ticket sales have been based almost entirely on the popularity of their back catalog for 15 years now.

Similarly, when I saw Paul McCartney a few years ago, it was because of his Beatles/early solo work than due to anything recent. Most people go to see the hits, and are less interested in the new stuff.

Aside from which, many folks don’t buy music at ALL now. If anything, they have a Spotify account, or Apple Music, or something. The obsessives who actually buy music are very likely in the minority now. They can hear the music any number of legit/illegitimate ways, but seeing the band play is a bucket list item, or an experience they’re willing to pay for.


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General U2 Discussion / Re: Words I never thought I'd hear
« Last post by ricebird5678 on July 15, 2018, 01:54:17 PM »
This is how I became a fan. Heard "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking for" on one of my mom's burned CD's as she was driving me home from school at the age of 13. Rest is history
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U2 have clearly communicated that their experimentation time was a detour, not the driving point of their career path. I highly suspect they keep doing it, probably better than what they did in the '90s. They just aren't as into it.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Eli Hewson’s Band in Name Dispute
« Last post by Luzita on July 15, 2018, 01:48:09 PM »
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I'm only going on what Bono said....and that was the 'reason' they gave that name to the band.
 
With regard to the other interpretation of the name of Eli's band, I would like to think that somehow Bono has had 'the drugs chat' with his sons....we know that Bono has spoken out in a round-about way against drugs in the past (some of it fairly recently)….you have to listen a little hard to hear it, but the message is there.

Whether Bono experimented in the past is neither here or there in this thread - it's about what advice he may have given to his children and I imagine it's of the 'don't do it' variety.
I’m not saying they actually meant it as a drug joke, it’s just what pops into my head. It’s a Clinton era reference so it probably wouldn’t even occur to teenagers.


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General U2 Discussion / Re: Words I never thought I'd hear
« Last post by ian ryan on July 15, 2018, 01:45:26 PM »
Savor it!
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News and Rumors / Re: Mr. MacPhisto Filter Now Available On Facebook
« Last post by ian ryan on July 15, 2018, 01:43:24 PM »
Go to the standard Facebook app, not Messenger or any of the others, then go your home page, the center icon at the bottom, then click the camera icon in the top left, then click the magic wand next to the main picture-taking button, then scroll until you see little Macphisto icon.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Words I never thought I'd hear
« Last post by laoghaire on July 15, 2018, 11:46:42 AM »
<sob> She wants me to load U2 music on her phone <baaaaaaawl>
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Eli Hewson’s Band in Name Dispute
« Last post by 73October on July 15, 2018, 10:17:26 AM »
I'm only going on what Bono said....and that was the 'reason' they gave that name to the band.
 
With regard to the other interpretation of the name of Eli's band, I would like to think that somehow Bono has had 'the drugs chat' with his sons....we know that Bono has spoken out in a round-about way against drugs in the past (some of it fairly recently)….you have to listen a little hard to hear it, but the message is there.

Whether Bono experimented in the past is neither here or there in this thread - it's about what advice he may have given to his children and I imagine it's of the 'don't do it' variety.
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News and Rumors / Re: Brain scan on u2’s Instgram page
« Last post by 73October on July 15, 2018, 10:04:07 AM »
Is there no patient confidentiality here?

I think they put it on Instagram to highlight the tour because it has been a talking point and isn't related to the take on politics they took (which was also a talking point).

I'm also looking forward to seeing it live.

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General U2 Discussion / Re: Rock Star Midlife Crisis?
« Last post by 73October on July 15, 2018, 09:57:39 AM »
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I love those glasses....they look cool on him.  There's a hint of a smile...he looks good.
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