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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #120 on: March 30, 2011, 07:46:33 AM »
I think going to a U2 show with that sign would be enormously disrespectful to the band and insulting/offensive to those fans who are there who still enjoy U2 (ie ALL OF THEM).

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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #121 on: March 30, 2011, 07:55:37 AM »
agreed, if you really want to protest then don't buy a ticket.

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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #122 on: March 30, 2011, 10:45:12 AM »
I really dont care it honest and I'll do it,, I just to love U2 but I want to believe that after Pop mart they sufer a kind of traumatism and they did not risk anything again, I think that the only onw that stills making a good job is Adam Clayton, the rest is really boring,,, they just to change and play future sounds,, avery album, after pop, it just stopsˇ....
3 shows... " U2 PLEASE RETIRED "  at least they gonna watch somethiing diferent in the crow,, and think....straightˇˇˇˇˇˇ
I think that what U2 needs isa hard slap in the faceˇˇˇ nobody try to say the tryth u2 is overˇ.... what you are listening from 2000 to 2010 is the remains of a great band... that's all,,, I mean "in a little while" what a waist of time... stand up comedyˇ what a predictable song.---- in 10 years of songs,, as music structure and music innovation ...just beatiful day. unknow caller, winter, and 3 more.. songs thats all... the remains of a great band..

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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #123 on: March 30, 2011, 10:49:51 AM »
Wow. That really sucks. I cant believe someone would waste money on 3 shows just to tell U2 to retire. I'm going to 4 (maybe 5) shows and I spent a lot of money on this... sure as hell not going to go insult my favorite band... And I definitely do not want them to retire. You make me want to go to Mexico just to wave a sign that says, "Don't listen to that the reject." If I were standing next to you, I'd want my sign to say, "NOT WITH STUPID" and have an arrow pointing to you.

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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #124 on: March 30, 2011, 10:52:29 AM »
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if you really want to protest then don't buy a ticket.

QFT.

I protest my displeasure of U2 booking yet another all stadium European tour by not spending any of my hard earned money on concert tickets.



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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #125 on: March 30, 2011, 11:05:57 AM »
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I really dont care it honest and I'll do it,, I just to love U2 but I want to believe that after Pop mart they sufer a kind of traumatism and they did not risk anything again, I think that the only onw that stills making a good job is Adam Clayton, the rest is really boring,,, they just to change and play future sounds,, avery album, after pop, it just stopsˇ....
3 shows... " U2 PLEASE RETIRED "  at least they gonna watch somethiing diferent in the crow,, and think....straightˇˇˇˇˇˇ
I think that what U2 needs isa hard slap in the faceˇˇˇ nobody try to say the tryth u2 is overˇ.... what you are listening from 2000 to 2010 is the remains of a great band... that's all,,, I mean "in a little while" what a waist of time... stand up comedyˇ what a predictable song.---- in 10 years of songs,, as music structure and music innovation ...just beatiful day. unknow caller, winter, and 3 more.. songs thats all... the remains of a great band..

Better Spell Check that sign you're gonna make

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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #126 on: March 30, 2011, 11:07:47 AM »
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I really dont care it honest and I'll do it,, I just to love U2 but I want to believe that after Pop mart they sufer a kind of traumatism and they did not risk anything again, I think that the only onw that stills making a good job is Adam Clayton, the rest is really boring,,, they just to change and play future sounds,, avery album, after pop, it just stopsˇ....
3 shows... " U2 PLEASE RETIRED "  at least they gonna watch somethiing diferent in the crow,, and think....straightˇˇˇˇˇˇ
I think that what U2 needs isa hard slap in the faceˇˇˇ nobody try to say the tryth u2 is overˇ.... what you are listening from 2000 to 2010 is the remains of a great band... that's all,,, I mean "in a little while" what a waist of time... stand up comedyˇ what a predictable song.---- in 10 years of songs,, as music structure and music innovation ...just beatiful day. unknow caller, winter, and 3 more.. songs thats all... the remains of a great band..

Better Spell Check that sign you're gonna make

More like a grammar check.

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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #127 on: March 30, 2011, 11:12:39 AM »
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More like a grammar check.

Maybe he's trying to say that U2 are "retarded"? Or "retried"? "Refried"?

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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #128 on: March 30, 2011, 11:12:54 AM »
The OP is Mexican and does not speak English as a first language. As rude and inappropriate as I think their plan is, I think we should still be culturally sensitive to that.

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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #129 on: March 30, 2011, 11:23:12 AM »
i say fair play to the guy. it's funny imagining how bono would react seeing a sign telling the band to retire. the guy is obviously mirroring the opinion of a substantial minority of u2 fans.


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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #130 on: March 30, 2011, 11:24:51 AM »
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i say fair play to the guy. it's funny imagining how bono would react seeing a sign telling the band to retire. the guy is obviously mirroring the opinion of a substantial minority of u2 fans.



I dont think it's funny because I think U2 internalizes comments like these.... they cant shut out their own inner critics so seeing live ones only make their inner critics louder.

JT Bono, though, might have really laid into him/her. :)

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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #131 on: March 30, 2011, 11:39:25 AM »
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i say fair play to the guy. it's funny imagining how bono would react seeing a sign telling the band to retire. the guy is obviously mirroring the opinion of a substantial minority of u2 fans.



It is a legitimate question, after all. What some people don't seem to realize is that the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. The most vocal critics of U2 on this forum are only demonstrating how much they actually care about this band, and when you care about someone you want what's best for them.

For example, if I could travel back in time I would tell the producers of Alias or The X-Files to shut down production of their shows and quit after seasons 3 and 5, respectively. It's not that I didn't love those shows, I did, but the fact that they didn't know when to end and thus went on for too long served to taint even their earlier greatness.

I'm not saying this is the case with U2, but I am saying that with any lucrative form of art (like the TV shows I mentioned), the temptation from those who are being enriched by the artist will be for the performers to keep riding the wave forever, even if the output is sub-par or even embarrassing.

I think U2 has one more chance to either (1) regain commercial success, or (2) regain artistic credibility. But if their next album neither becomes a huge hit nor is recognized as a true artistic triumph, then my money says they're done. And that may be a good thing, because it might be what best for them in the long run.

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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #132 on: March 30, 2011, 11:57:31 AM »
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i say fair play to the guy. it's funny imagining how bono would react seeing a sign telling the band to retire. the guy is obviously mirroring the opinion of a substantial minority of u2 fans.



It is a legitimate question, after all. What some people don't seem to realize is that the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. The most vocal critics of U2 on this forum are only demonstrating how much they actually care about this band, and when you care about someone you want what's best for them.

For example, if I could travel back in time I would tell the producers of Alias or The X-Files to shut down production of their shows and quit after seasons 3 and 5, respectively. It's not that I didn't love those shows, I did, but the fact that they didn't know when to end and thus went on for too long served to taint even their earlier greatness.

I'm not saying this is the case with U2, but I am saying that with any lucrative form of art (like the TV shows I mentioned), the temptation from those who are being enriched by the artist will be for the performers to keep riding the wave forever, even if the output is sub-par or even embarrassing.

I think U2 has one more chance to either (1) regain commercial success, or (2) regain artistic credibility. But if their next album neither becomes a huge hit nor is recognized as a true artistic triumph, then my money says they're done. And that may be a good thing, because it might be what best for them in the long run.

that's what a lot of people here don't realise about u2 'bashers' like me. i want to see u2 maintain the greatness which i feel they have lost over the last decade. u2 remind me of mohammed ali; he was great for years, then lost some of that greatness. but he had one last hurrah with the rumble in the jungle which returned him to his rightful place on the throne. i still feel u2 have more to give, as long as musical integrity gets in the way of the commercial influences which have become all too apparent lately.

i am simply not willing to sit on my hands and pretend every thing they do is wonderful, whilst in reality mediocrity is creeping into some of their choices. we can still be fans and offer constructive criticism when we want to. we have earned that right. afterall, critical fans like many on these threads have contributed financially to "their great lives" aswell.
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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #133 on: March 30, 2011, 01:39:13 PM »
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i say fair play to the guy. it's funny imagining how bono would react seeing a sign telling the band to retire. the guy is obviously mirroring the opinion of a substantial minority of u2 fans.



It is a legitimate question, after all. What some people don't seem to realize is that the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. The most vocal critics of U2 on this forum are only demonstrating how much they actually care about this band, and when you care about someone you want what's best for them.

For example, if I could travel back in time I would tell the producers of Alias or The X-Files to shut down production of their shows and quit after seasons 3 and 5, respectively. It's not that I didn't love those shows, I did, but the fact that they didn't know when to end and thus went on for too long served to taint even their earlier greatness.

I'm not saying this is the case with U2, but I am saying that with any lucrative form of art (like the TV shows I mentioned), the temptation from those who are being enriched by the artist will be for the performers to keep riding the wave forever, even if the output is sub-par or even embarrassing.

I think U2 has one more chance to either (1) regain commercial success, or (2) regain artistic credibility. But if their next album neither becomes a huge hit nor is recognized as a true artistic triumph, then my money says they're done. And that may be a good thing, because it might be what best for them in the long run.
nloth sold over 5 million copies by 2009 which in todays music is pretty good no group ever again will sell as many albums as they did in the 80s.. never going to happen no matter what type of album comes out.. as for the 2nd chance surely artistic credibility is a matter of  a persons own opinion i remember when jt and ab came out people hated those albums and said u2 were done back then.. as for me while i hate sexy boots  and crazy tonight i think  nloth is better overall than either of the 2 albums that came before it and i do listen to it alot more..and as for popularity u2 are in the middle of the highest attended rock shows in musical history just watch the reports from south america on youtube .. u2 are over.. if anything getting bigger would they have sold 3 sell outs in argentina during zoo tv. doubt it.in fact i remember a zoo tv show in italy being canceled.. today that never happens in fact they pack even more people in..however i do agree war, uf, jt, ab were for me 4 of the greatest albums from any band ever ...
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Re: U2 are Over!
« Reply #134 on: March 30, 2011, 02:18:23 PM »
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i say fair play to the guy. it's funny imagining how bono would react seeing a sign telling the band to retire. the guy is obviously mirroring the opinion of a substantial minority of u2 fans.



It is a legitimate question, after all. What some people don't seem to realize is that the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. The most vocal critics of U2 on this forum are only demonstrating how much they actually care about this band, and when you care about someone you want what's best for them.

For example, if I could travel back in time I would tell the producers of Alias or The X-Files to shut down production of their shows and quit after seasons 3 and 5, respectively. It's not that I didn't love those shows, I did, but the fact that they didn't know when to end and thus went on for too long served to taint even their earlier greatness.

I'm not saying this is the case with U2, but I am saying that with any lucrative form of art (like the TV shows I mentioned), the temptation from those who are being enriched by the artist will be for the performers to keep riding the wave forever, even if the output is sub-par or even embarrassing.

I think U2 has one more chance to either (1) regain commercial success, or (2) regain artistic credibility. But if their next album neither becomes a huge hit nor is recognized as a true artistic triumph, then my money says they're done. And that may be a good thing, because it might be what best for them in the long run.
nloth sold over 5 million copies by 2009 which in todays music is pretty good no group ever again will sell as many albums as they did in the 80s.. never going to happen no matter what type of album comes out.. as for the 2nd chance surely artistic credibility is a matter of  a persons own opinion i remember when jt and ab came out people hated those albums and said u2 were done back then.. as for me while i hate sexy boots  and crazy tonight i think  nloth is better overall than either of the 2 albums that came before it and i do listen to it alot more..and as for popularity u2 are in the middle of the highest attended rock shows in musical history just watch the reports from south america on youtube .. u2 are over.. if anything getting bigger would they have sold 3 sell outs in argentina during zoo tv. doubt it.in fact i remember a zoo tv show in italy being canceled.. today that never happens in fact they pack even more people in..however i do agree war, uf, jt, ab were for me 4 of the greatest albums from any band ever ...

i agree with you. Relatively speaking, nloth sold very well in today's musical climate. i believe the album was far and away their best since pop, albeit with a few throwaway songs in there. it's their abandonment of the album as well as their 'tactics' on this tour which has left me fearing the dreaded retreat towards atyclb territory for future releases.