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Offline Joe90usa

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Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2009, 05:00:30 PM »
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They broadcast Notre Dame show in 2001 for free, why would it cost money????

That was a webcast. Theaters are not going to have people coming into their building for free.

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Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2009, 07:31:03 PM »
i wish there would be a webcast that will allow all ip addresses around the world.

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Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2009, 08:05:04 PM »
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It should be included  free as part of the fee we pay for U2.com.

Then that wouldnt be fair for non U2.com members.
But it might get you to be a member?

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Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2009, 08:56:25 PM »
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They broadcast Notre Dame show in 2001 for free, why would it cost money????

I get the feeling that they will do some sort of live webcast or TV broadcast during this tour.  A stadium tour seats a LOT of people, but with limited dates, they are going to miss out on some folks not living near large cities with a football stadium.  I think that some of the promotional touring the last couple of tours was an attempt to both attract new fans they might otherwise miss and play something for free for the fans that can't get to a live show.  U23D was also an attempt in that direction - a great live experience with a modest cost. 

A perfect example related to this is a good friend of mine has several medical issues, and he physically couldn't drive/ride 4-6 hours each way to catch the last 2 tours (the pain medication wouldn't last long enough to allow that).  However, he was THRILLED to catch U23D with me in a nearby IMAX.  I also think that was a great option also for a casual fan who wouldn't want to shell out $50-200+ for a live gig, but will spend $8-10 to go see them in the movies.

The question is how much will this sort of thing cost?  It isn't the same thing as being in the room with them.  The last 2 tours had decent cheap seats (and GA) in the $45-55 range, and a DVD runs $13-25, so I can't see a webcast or live broadcast to a theater running much more than $15.  I could be wrong, but I think that the boys, Paul McG and their people will seriously consider the financial mess before they price concert tickets and anything coming from it.  Not sure if it will be free, but I certainly think there will be an effort to let fans who want to see even a brief live performance the chance to see it without having to pay a lot (or anything).

Maybe they could play the Grammys or something.                              ;)

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Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2009, 08:59:15 PM »
Remember, the Boston Elevation was originally slated to be an HBO PPV IIRC


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Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2009, 09:00:45 PM »
I'd pay a distressing amount of money for anything U2. Sad truth.

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Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2009, 04:55:53 AM »
Your damn right I would and in todays throwaway society why not spend your money on something worthwhile? :D

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Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2009, 06:24:19 AM »
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It should be included  free as part of the fee we pay for U2.com.

Then that wouldnt be fair for non U2.com members.
But it might get you to be a member?

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Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2009, 06:35:50 AM »
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They broadcast Notre Dame show in 2001 for free, why would it cost money????

Why? Because others are making $$$ on HD broadcasts, and it is a high-quality way for fans to get more than you can experience at home watching TV -- and depending on where you are in the crowd, even live. Having been to about 20 opera broadcasts in the past two years, I can say I'm thrilled with how good they are. If I could see a U2 concert in the same way, it would be worth paying for.