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Offline jenniferh aka jen

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2015, 07:21:12 PM »
The Observer is operated by Trump's son-in-law, does that tell you anything?

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2015, 07:29:21 PM »
We also have to think that all four guys have insurance policies on them. They might have been told it was too risky to do an impromptu show and not allowed to contractually. I don't know, I could be wrong, just my two cents.

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2015, 08:25:12 PM »
The French government did not want anyone doing anything "impromptu" in the streets in the wake of the attacks. Paris was on lockdown. That's all there is to it. It would have been incredibly insensitive of U2 to try to get around that. There is no story here; only clickbait.

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2015, 08:46:07 PM »
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The French government did not want anyone doing anything "impromptu" in the streets in the wake of the attacks. Paris was on lockdown. That's all there is to it. It would have been incredibly insensitive of U2 to try to get around that. There is no story here; only clickbait.

Exactly why I did not even click the link. OP should edit his post and delete the link, IMO.

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2015, 01:50:13 AM »
U2 were rehearsing a few minutes drive away from Bataclan. They couldn't have gone ahead with a show even if they wanted to. Has Tim forgotten the gun threat that canceled U2's Stockholm gig just a few months ago?

"f*** them forever."

Gee, Tim, tell us what you really feel. Here's a gesture for you, Tim. **middle finger**

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2015, 01:59:48 AM »
I don't even wanna read it. U2 were closeby. And thank the lord they are ok, fans are. That's it for me.

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2015, 01:59:55 AM »
Considering members of the same terrorist cell were just captured in France and that we do not know what their next steps were, the French government and U2 made the right call.  They can recover from a missed gig. If events repeated themselves on a grander scale, who know what the repercussions would have been.  There was going to be criticism for anything they did. This was a key decision that had to be made in a very short period of time.  They chose safety over money.

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2015, 08:43:14 AM »
I read the Observers Facebook comments on this "article". Of course there are the u2 hatters, but quite a few people explaining what actually happened and letting Tim know how bad his journalism is. I doubt this guy will change as he appears to be a tabloid writer.

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2015, 10:03:55 AM »
They made the right decision. They did not act like cowards. They respected life.

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2015, 10:35:43 AM »
Bloggers... I get it. But an observer 'journalist', what a pathetic piece of writing

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2015, 11:47:04 AM »
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The Observer is operated by Trump's son-in-law, does that tell you anything?

It must be doing well 😉

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2015, 12:44:57 PM »
Observer is so famous that if you Google "Observer" it's barely on the first page of hits. Nasty gibberish by a click bait hack.

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2015, 01:34:42 PM »
Here's a good direct rebuttal article.  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2015, 01:45:14 PM »
That's a quite good answer.

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Re: "Cancelling Paris Concerts... Biggest Mistake of U2s Career"
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2015, 02:40:37 PM »
It was a good move to cancel both concerts as they could of been a target.


Maybe the terrorists who stayed in Paris was planning to attack the u2 shows. Good job they have been caught.