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Posted: 5/16/2001 6:22:40 AM EDT
See: [url]http://www.nme.com/NME/External/News/News_Story/0,1004,24922,00.html[/url] Let´s drop some lines to their forums:[X] [url]http://www.nme.com/AST/Discussion_Groups/CDA/Message_Index/0,1113,37_79-0,FF.html[/url] -done P.S.: Seeems to be some traffic, hehe. The board is almost down [}:D]
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 7:43:14 AM EDT
You know, I was a big U2 fan in the '80s, when they actually wrote and played some good stuff. It has occurred to me recently that Bono and the boys would still be living in the British F+&$ing Empire if a few lads in 1916 and 1921 hadn't had access to guns and kicked the Brits' asses out of the 26 counties that now make up the Republic of Ireland. It's amazing how some people forget where they came from once they get rich and have a louder voice and better access to the media than us working stiffs. It must be nice to have bodyguards and a security staff to keep away folks that would hurt you or steal from you. I wouldn't know. I have to function as my family's security staff since I can't depend on there being a police officer at hand if or when my family becomes the target du jour for some slimy bastard that would rather take what I have earned than earn it for himself. Bono can kiss my American-of-Irish-extraction ass at high noon in front of the Guinness brewery gates. FMCDH Semper Fidelis Jarhead out. ------------------ "There is nothing more odious than the majority; for it consists of a few powerful leaders, a certain number of accommodating scoundrels and subservient weaklings, and a mass of men who trudge after them without in the least knowing their own minds." --Von Goethe
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 8:00:29 AM EDT
Biggest Concert (and gullible record-buying youth in general) Ripoff: U2, Basel, Switzerland and then Mannheim, W. Germany, 1987, two weeks later. U2 are hypocrites beyond belief, and have a long history of manipulating their gullible fans. Nothing has changed, it seems.... Here's the shtick: at one point during a song, a fan jumps up on stage and tries to genuflect to Bono and sing along with him. A security guard rushes up, grabs the interloper, and tries to drag him off the stage, and it looks like the guard wants to beat the fan, until Bono remonstrates and says, "No, let him up with us- he'll be up here for all of you in the crowd- let him sing and dance with us!" The fan looks as if he has just been "saved", and he and Bono embrace, and the crowd goes wild. I thought, "well, that's nice- Bono is trying to fight against the venue and its guards and strike a blow for youth freedom here" or some such blather I used to believe in in my ivory tower days at university... Two weeks later..... same concert, different place (I was given a ticket because a friend had got called up to military service in the W. German Army and couldn't go)... same song, same place in the concert... same guy, same security guard!!!! Same quasi-religious salvation scene..... What the F***????? I related this story to my friends who were all ardent "believers" in U2, and none of them believed it- anybody else catch this phenomenon? Beware pious rock stars- any rock stars- as devotional figures, folks- you get what you pay for... :^)
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