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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2010, 04:29:05 AM »
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Glasto is 40 next year.

Huge chance they chase U2 hard for it, organiser has namechecked them plenty of times.

Would be nice to just see U2 on a festival stage.
i doubt if it will be next year they will still be touring with 360

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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2010, 08:32:56 AM »
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Glasto is 40 next year.

Huge chance they chase U2 hard for it, organiser has namechecked them plenty of times.

Would be nice to just see U2 on a festival stage.
i doubt if it will be next year they will still be touring with 360

Sorry to bump, but hindsight is a beautiful thing...

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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2010, 06:25:26 PM »
U2 should play festivals for the glory.







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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2010, 07:40:34 PM »
It would be great for them to do it but I am too old for festivals  :D :D :D!

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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2010, 07:54:45 PM »
If the festival was all U2 I would like it, like the grateful dead did, kind of the parking lot party in the day
and people like us,  and then the show at night. It always worked, it could work for U2. It would
be fun.

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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2010, 12:06:11 PM »
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It would be great for them to do it but I am too old for festivals  :D :D :D!

I was always too old for festivals.  I don't really do muddy wellies ;)

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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2010, 09:19:11 PM »
pi*s bottles?

muddy wellies?

What the hell?

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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2010, 06:28:20 AM »
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It would be great for them to do it but I am too old for festivals  :D :D :D!

You're never too old for festivals!  Every year at Glastonbury I see people my age (50s) as well as people in their 60's, all having a great time!

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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2010, 08:19:25 AM »
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It would be great for them to do it but I am too old for festivals  :D :D :D!

You're never too old for festivals!  Every year at Glastonbury I see people my age (50s) as well as people in their 60's, all having a great time!

That's great Twilight. I mean I would love them but I have back troubles and that plays into it for me. I don't do GA for U2 either unfortunately.   Hey, I love your name by the way.

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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2010, 10:07:20 AM »
Maybe they should've played Coachella this year. Gorillaz as the Day 3 headliner? LOL!

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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2010, 12:20:05 PM »
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It would be great for them to do it but I am too old for festivals  :D :D :D!

You're never too old for festivals!  Every year at Glastonbury I see people my age (50s) as well as people in their 60's, all having a great time!

That's great Twilight. I mean I would love them but I have back troubles and that plays into it for me. I don't do GA for U2 either unfortunately.   Hey, I love your name by the way.
Thanks!

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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2010, 03:59:42 PM »
if the younger audience doesn't get it, then why should U2 be wasting their time on them? let them go listen to their pop stars.  more for us to enjoy.

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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2010, 04:22:09 PM »
they don't get it because they don't give them a chance... at a festival they would be almost forced to listen to them... then they would see the light. I agree that festivals would give the band more energy, but we are all wanting more complex stuff from them on their next album, and playing festivals may turn them in the opposite direction, if you know what I mean.

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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2010, 04:48:29 PM »
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if the younger audience doesn't get it, then why should U2 be wasting their time on them? let them go listen to their pop stars.  more for us to enjoy.
A festival crowd is not just youngsters..all ages go to festivals.  Also, most festival audiences enjoy a wide range of music.  I think its a great idea..I have always wanted to see the band play Glastonbury..I'm sure they will go down a storm.

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Re: Should U2 play festivals to (re)gain access to a younger audience?
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2010, 06:43:25 PM »
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they don't get it because they don't give them a chance... at a festival they would be almost forced to listen to them... then they would see the light. I agree that festivals would give the band more energy, but we are all wanting more complex stuff from them on their next album, and playing festivals may turn them in the opposite direction, if you know what I mean.

maybe...unfortunately, U2 is not exactly loved outside the fanbase...i doubt it would make a huge amount of conversion.