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Offline peggy2ten

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2015, 09:11:52 AM »
I'll be in my 90s by then.  Maybe we can have a special wheelchair section in GA  ;)  But yes, if I'm able, I'd still go.

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2015, 09:19:07 AM »
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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.

He did say he would be a bad ass when he was old....

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2015, 09:20:32 AM »
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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.

He did say he would be a bad ass when he was old....

Bono will end up like Father Jack.


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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2015, 10:42:52 AM »
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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.

Think about it this way, 25 years ago they were making Achtung Baby so like you said, who knows where they will be in another 25!

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2015, 01:07:16 PM »
I think that if they're going to do it in their 80s they need to strip things back a bit and do it with dignity and some class.  A bit like Leonard Cohen when he started touring again a few years ago.

Slower, more acoustic versions of the songs, more textures, extra musicians where needed.  They'd need to bring the key down of a lot of the songs but it would fit the acoustic style. 

Bono could spin yarns at the piano in between songs about the time he met the pope and about the time God walked through the room.

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2015, 11:30:00 AM »
I'm right there with you! Rock on, boys!

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2015, 04:58:52 PM »
I don't mind them being old if they don't mind the fans being old.

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2015, 10:59:12 AM »
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I don't mind them being old if they don't mind the fans being old.

ha the Paris DVD will probably have lots of close ups of hawt twentysomethings.

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2015, 11:32:25 AM »
I've noticed on some of the youtube vids of this tour that there are more and more of the not-so-young, not-so-skinny chicks in the audience. Made me feel good...I'm skinny, but I'm pretty darned old. And, might I add, still rockin' on a daily basis

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Re: Will you still follow the band in their 80s?
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2015, 11:43:44 AM »
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I've noticed on some of the youtube vids of this tour that there are more and more of the not-so-young, not-so-skinny chicks in the audience. Made me feel good...I'm skinny, but I'm pretty darned old. And, might I add, still rockin' on a daily basis

Me too, just wish Bono would pick one of us "more mature" ladies to join him on stage once in awhile.