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Title: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: silvrlvr on February 07, 2009, 07:17:41 PM
I regularly pay $20 to see the Metropolitan Opera HD telecasts. They're shown in 600 theaters around the world. Other artists are starting to do live telecasts for theaters (my cinema is selling tickets to a Jonas Brothers concert.)

So. Would you pay to see U2 perform somewhere live?

I would, if it was a reasonable price -- maybe $25 tops. It could bring the band to hundreds of markets they'll never play. And seeing them live -- as opposed to film, like U2 3D -- would add something exciting to the experience.
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: j2736 (i'm not a boy ! ) on February 07, 2009, 07:30:53 PM
if there will be one here in my country (Philippines), i would definitely.
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: smalin186 on February 07, 2009, 11:05:17 PM
I'd pay also, but probably no more than 30.
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: Dark Angel on February 08, 2009, 08:20:23 AM
Loads of bands have done it! and U2 definatly should!
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: whitewave on February 08, 2009, 09:10:44 AM
It should be included  free as part of the fee we pay for U2.com.
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: Dark Angel on February 08, 2009, 09:15:20 AM
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It should be included  free as part of the fee we pay for U2.com.

Then that wouldnt be fair for non U2.com members.
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: LaughingGas on February 08, 2009, 10:20:39 AM
Absolutely, yes.
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: Nielsen on February 08, 2009, 10:21:57 AM
Sure - only if it's in 3D  ;)





Mods are going to move this to the General U2 Discussion.......
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: Dark Angel on February 08, 2009, 10:24:56 AM
you never know, perhaps they wont this time beause all they do is move things!  :P
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: Jono on February 08, 2009, 10:48:55 AM
depends on cost, but on first thought...UH....wait let me think a little, uh, hmm, not really sure...um...

HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: JuniorEmblem on February 08, 2009, 10:50:35 AM
No way. They'd end up releasing on DVD anyway so I'd be paying twice.

Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: Dark Angel on February 08, 2009, 10:53:11 AM
^ I would pay for them both!!!  ;D

the DVD is a momento  :D
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: jick on February 08, 2009, 10:55:31 AM
Definitely!

But let's just make sure they do play "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight."

It's really going to be the best song off this album.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: vickidvm on February 08, 2009, 12:15:51 PM
I would.  It would be a great way to see the shows I couldn't go to.  Probably no more than $20, though. 
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: indiansummer on February 08, 2009, 04:40:26 PM
They broadcast Notre Dame show in 2001 for free, why would it cost money????
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: Joe90usa on February 08, 2009, 05:00:30 PM
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They broadcast Notre Dame show in 2001 for free, why would it cost money????

That was a webcast. Theaters are not going to have people coming into their building for free.
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: j2736 (i'm not a boy ! ) on February 08, 2009, 07:31:03 PM
i wish there would be a webcast that will allow all ip addresses around the world.
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: whitewave on February 08, 2009, 08:05:04 PM
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It should be included  free as part of the fee we pay for U2.com.

Then that wouldnt be fair for non U2.com members.
But it might get you to be a member?
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: EdgeUK8_my_mind on February 08, 2009, 08:56:25 PM
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They broadcast Notre Dame show in 2001 for free, why would it cost money????

I get the feeling that they will do some sort of live webcast or TV broadcast during this tour.  A stadium tour seats a LOT of people, but with limited dates, they are going to miss out on some folks not living near large cities with a football stadium.  I think that some of the promotional touring the last couple of tours was an attempt to both attract new fans they might otherwise miss and play something for free for the fans that can't get to a live show.  U23D was also an attempt in that direction - a great live experience with a modest cost. 

A perfect example related to this is a good friend of mine has several medical issues, and he physically couldn't drive/ride 4-6 hours each way to catch the last 2 tours (the pain medication wouldn't last long enough to allow that).  However, he was THRILLED to catch U23D with me in a nearby IMAX.  I also think that was a great option also for a casual fan who wouldn't want to shell out $50-200+ for a live gig, but will spend $8-10 to go see them in the movies.

The question is how much will this sort of thing cost?  It isn't the same thing as being in the room with them.  The last 2 tours had decent cheap seats (and GA) in the $45-55 range, and a DVD runs $13-25, so I can't see a webcast or live broadcast to a theater running much more than $15.  I could be wrong, but I think that the boys, Paul McG and their people will seriously consider the financial mess before they price concert tickets and anything coming from it.  Not sure if it will be free, but I certainly think there will be an effort to let fans who want to see even a brief live performance the chance to see it without having to pay a lot (or anything).

Maybe they could play the Grammys or something.                              ;)
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: JuniorEmblem on February 08, 2009, 08:59:15 PM
Remember, the Boston Elevation was originally slated to be an HBO PPV IIRC

Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: evel12314 on February 08, 2009, 09:00:45 PM
I'd pay a distressing amount of money for anything U2. Sad truth.
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: Terrasidius on February 09, 2009, 04:55:53 AM
Your damn right I would and in todays throwaway society why not spend your money on something worthwhile? :D
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: Dark Angel on February 09, 2009, 06:24:19 AM
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It should be included  free as part of the fee we pay for U2.com.

Then that wouldnt be fair for non U2.com members.
But it might get you to be a member?

ripeti quello per favore?
Title: Re: Would You Pay To See A Live U2 Concert Broadcast?
Post by: silvrlvr on February 09, 2009, 06:35:50 AM
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They broadcast Notre Dame show in 2001 for free, why would it cost money????

Why? Because others are making $$$ on HD broadcasts, and it is a high-quality way for fans to get more than you can experience at home watching TV -- and depending on where you are in the crowd, even live. Having been to about 20 opera broadcasts in the past two years, I can say I'm thrilled with how good they are. If I could see a U2 concert in the same way, it would be worth paying for.