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Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« on: October 18, 2015, 01:37:53 AM »
We're always talking about u2s end but here's a thought: Every band member is now 80+ years old. They're making music still and are doing arena shows on a basic stage with a basic catlwalk. Every night, they play bd, one, streets, pride, still haven't found, elevation, vertigo, and whatever else. Would you still go and see them or should they be done?



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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 07:59:23 AM »
Provided they're still going and still making new music that's not garbage then why not.

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 08:25:39 AM »
By then, the average age of the audiance will be around 70. If they still do a good show i would not say no. But, i think U2 will be smart enough to call it a day if they feel it's time.

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 09:16:09 AM »
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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2015, 09:22:11 AM »
Provided  they don't end up like the rolling stones and just become a greatest hits show. But U2 are more than that, they can still make a great record like SOI. I don't know how much more they've got in them, but I just hope that when it comes to an end they have the grace to bow out with dignity like REM did.

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2015, 09:31:20 AM »
It is a weird thought...let's face it by the time people are 80 they are pretty different to how they were in even their 50's let alone when it comes to making music....

The audience as already pointed out would be clocking in on average at least 70.

It is hard to imagine what I will like to listen to when i am 70.

I saw Cliff Richard on TFI who was playing a gig at 75 to an audience around the same age...he is doing 6 nights at the albert hall in two blocks of 3 and is playing for longer each night than u2 are on their current jaunt - so age isn't necessarily an issue to putting on a show.

I suppose at least there wouldn't be any debates about edgy music/playing it safe any more!
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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2015, 09:47:57 AM »
Big change they have thrown in their towels by then for being irrelevant.

But who knows, in 25 years, a lot can happen.
i wish to think I will still enjoy their music then.

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2015, 10:07:45 AM »
That is far off they will call it quits before that, they all have families and after touring for decades I am sure their better halves will want to ride out the last year's with them and their grandkids. I predict less than 10years from now. I will always enjoy their music for as long as I can.
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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2015, 12:28:56 PM »
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I suppose at least there wouldn't be any debates about edgy music/playing it safe any more!

Yes but people on this forum will still be complaining that the band ignores Pop at age 80+   ;)

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2015, 01:23:37 PM »
I wouldnt want to see them like that plus Bono would need another hair transplant ;-) ..id be happy if we get SOE & SOA then call it a day in a couple of years... its been a brill ride !!

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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2015, 02:19:35 PM »
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I suppose at least there wouldn't be any debates about edgy music/playing it safe any more!

Yes but people on this forum will still be complaining that the band ignores Pop at age 80+   ;)

An 80 year old u2 not playing mofo is a disgrace!

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2015, 05:35:06 PM »
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I suppose at least there wouldn't be any debates about edgy music/playing it safe any more!

Yes but people on this forum will still be complaining that the band ignores Pop at age 80+   ;)

An 80 year old u2 not playing mofo is a disgrace!

I'm thinking Disco may be even more of a stretch....

But for pure sake of irony, let's look forward to an epic Playboy Mansion live on the 2040 "___ Tour"... hell if Hugh Hefner can pull it off, certainly Bono can.

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2015, 07:15:09 PM »
I still follow The Stones so . . . .

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2015, 09:00:02 AM »
Well, if they are 80, I'll be 85. Hopefully I'll still be working out to their dvd's every day, and rocking to their tunes every day. I can't get enough now, why should that change?

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2015, 09:02:01 AM »
you're only as old as the music you feel.