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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2016, 09:34:58 AM »
Love and peace OR ELSE

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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #61 on: July 16, 2016, 09:41:57 AM »
RIFFRAFF it is time we go to OR ELSE.

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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #62 on: July 16, 2016, 10:09:30 AM »
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RIFFRAFF it is time we go to OR ELSE.
Agreed...that's why the CAPITAL LETTERS! Love and peace would be great, but....

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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #63 on: July 16, 2016, 01:37:26 PM »
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People in this thread need to calm down.  The events were obviously tragic and sad. There's nothing wrong with wondering if the band is ok, no different than wondering if your friends are ok.

Chill out.

This gets closest to my thoughts on the matter. It goes without saying that forum users are appalled by events and feel sadness about the destruction to life and the impact this will have on loved ones for years to come.

But many of us knew this was very close to home for the band and that this was likely a family occasion. They've talked about celebrating Bastille day before.

Yes I did do go on social media after digesting the shock of the news reports. I wanted to know the U2 community were safe. We didn't get an answer for some time and I was worried because you know what, the lads have helped me out quite a lot in the last 16 years. I think respectfully asking after their wellbeing is a better use of time than retweeting a daft # telling France how much you care before forgetting all about it once the headlines have moved further down the page.

Regarding Edge's picture, I think it was in part a way of reaching out to the wider U2 community to say all were safe. And as to the content, the idea of 'coexist' covers many beliefs and idealogies (though I accept that design pinpoints major religions). That young man decided that he didn't want us to coexist and wanted to take as many people with him as possible to send the world a message.

By the way, if any high profile figure had been caught up in the attack, I think silent treatment and news blackout is what we would have got. So no we wouldn't have known and only would have had rumours.
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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #64 on: July 16, 2016, 03:06:11 PM »
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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #65 on: July 16, 2016, 03:24:08 PM »
Not that my opinion matters (with the number of my posts so far), but as soon as I read the first news about the attact (then they were talking about some victims) I thought of U2 because they all have places near Nice. I don't think that makes me a bad person. I've been a fan for 30 years, and so much that I know where they tend to spend their summer vacation. Very undertandable thought. I fail to understand why it is a wrong one.

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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #66 on: July 16, 2016, 10:41:35 PM »
   I worried about all the people there.  I worried about U2 in particular because I knew they were there and I consider them part of my extended family.  They are the only persons I know by name who are in the south of France, so I naturally thought of them.  But if it makes you feel better, I would have worried about you U2 chat buddies if I knew that you were in the south of France, Sly and AnTha. 
   Now you're wondering how I sleep at night, right?

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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #67 on: July 17, 2016, 02:20:38 AM »
According to an article from The Mirror, Bono was in Nice during Thursday's attack, having dinner at a restaurant that was just past the truck's route. He was at a restaurant called La Petite Maison, which seems to be about a half-mile past the Casino du Palais (where the truck stopped). We've sent an email to the band's PR team to ask if The Mirror story is correct. Will update if/when we get a reply.

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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #68 on: July 17, 2016, 02:37:56 AM »
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The same story.

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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #69 on: July 17, 2016, 02:41:41 AM »
It's not often I'll stick up for Bono but I'll say this : I was close to a nail bomb attack on a gay pub in London a few years ago. I wasn't directly affected (ie injured) but it was terrifying. I can't imagine Bono walked away unaffected by his experience. Given the proximity of where he was there could easily have been secondary attacks. I think the post here is a fair one. That said I don't think his life or any of the other band members lives are worth more than anyone else's. A sentiment I hope they would agree with.

I'll also say that it's worth remembering too the civilians in countries the west invades/bombs have to live with this kind of fear/devastation every. single. day. The 'coalition' during the Iraq war - either directly or indirectly - killed nearly half a million innocent people. Whenever innocent people are murdered in the west I also think of the murdered people in far away countries. No one is a winner in the face of psychopathic governments (America, UK, I'm looking at you primarily) and the murderous insanity of 'terrorists' trying to avenge the actions of said governments.
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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #70 on: July 17, 2016, 04:11:57 AM »
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   I worried about all the people there.  I worried about U2 in particular because I knew they were there and I consider them part of my extended family.  They are the only persons I know by name who are in the south of France, so I naturally thought of them.  But if it makes you feel better, I would have worried about you U2 chat buddies if I knew that you were in the south of France, Sly and AnTha. 
   Now you're wondering how I sleep at night, right?

You bring fair points, and I commend you for the way you explain your thinking. I do disagree with the characterisation of U2 as 'extended family' a bit. It is that thinking where some fans get too emotionally vested in the band and stop seeing U2 as the mostly business it is.

I do empathise with your thoughts though.

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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #71 on: July 17, 2016, 05:25:07 AM »
That restaurant story posted by m2 is the same info miryclay posted the previous night...it had already been established that it was being reported bono was in that restaurant from that story..

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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #72 on: July 17, 2016, 05:29:51 AM »
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Not that my opinion matters (with the number of my posts so far), but as soon as I read the first news about the attact (then they were talking about some victims) I thought of U2 because they all have places near Nice. I don't think that makes me a bad person. I've been a fan for 30 years, and so much that I know where they tend to spend their summer vacation. Very undertandable thought. I fail to understand why it is a wrong one.

You don't have to defend yourself. It's normal to think about the band if they are verry close (as Bono was). I was also verry worried.
I also get it when you know people, and wanna know how they do.
Everyone is entitled to feel what they feel. It's just so sad what happened in Nice.

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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #73 on: July 17, 2016, 11:00:04 AM »
What really happened is unclear but I think keeping a low profile is an act of outmost decency.
As always, well done Mr B.


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Re: Nice, France terrorism - U2 members whereabouts
« Reply #74 on: July 17, 2016, 12:27:14 PM »
Soloyan-- I am so dorry your country was struck again. I hope you and yours are ok