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Offline u2pinstripes

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U2 North America
« on: May 17, 2009, 10:22:35 AM »
It seems like in every U2 tour DVD from American cities the crowd is always older (40 and up) while in European and South American tour DVDs they all seem younger (mid 20's)..I'm 19 and I'll be going to my first U2 shows ever this summer (hope they don't disappoint)..I'll be in Milan in July and Giants Stadium in September. Does anyone else notice that American crowds tend to be older people?



Offline imafan

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Re: U2 North America
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 12:01:40 AM »
Never been to a U2 concert before this tour but I'll be 41 for the Vancouver show ... hmm....

Offline thehype88

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Re: U2 North America
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 12:16:05 AM »
im 20 and going to giants stadium. when i saw them for vertigo at msg it was a good mix of people. ranging from high school/college kids, from a 12/13 year old with her grandfather and a couple of old burnt out hippie types who smelled like pot.  so like america its a big mix of different people.

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Re: U2 North America
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009, 06:32:55 AM »
U2 fans in North America (or the rest of the world for that matter) are not 'older', we are just well-seasoned and ripe!

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Re: U2 North America
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009, 08:14:28 AM »
The U2 fans I saw in Regents Street were literally mixed with young and a person who is old enough to be my great grandmother. Good to see that U2 appeals to everyone ^_^

Offline green19

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Re: U2 North America
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009, 09:40:02 AM »
I wasn't 40+ in 1987 when I first saw them.

Offline Joe90usa

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Re: U2 North America
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2009, 11:19:40 AM »
I think the band does a reasonable job of reaching the youth in many areas of the world but the States are not one of those areas. Here, I think most people see them as an 80's band who are still playing together.

Offline u2pinstripes

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Re: U2 North America
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2009, 12:21:56 PM »
Yeah, it's interesting that most people my age here know very little about U2 and basically consider them irrelevant.  A couple of my friends at Fordham saw them there and after the concert they were blown away by the performance. 

Considering the junk that's called music in America now, I can't understand how U2 isn't more popular in my age group.

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Re: U2 North America
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2009, 05:16:32 AM »
Older, perhaps.

Fatter? Definitely.