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Old 01-11-2005, 04:55 PM   #16
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Originally posted by u2granny
Enjoying the music is all that matters. Remember also, on the internet it is easy to... (how can I put this without offending anyone?)... embellish things.
true, true. i could say i've got the complete U2 as well as the U2 ipod. even if i post a picture of it, i may not have the ipod. even if i took a picture of me holding it up in front of me, maybe it's photoshopped in?

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Old 01-22-2005, 05:03 PM   #17
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I think that it's how strongly you love&feel about U2 in your heart that makes you a big fan. I totally agree that spending tons of cash doesn't make you a bigger fan - yes it's if you are really into your music. That is truly what matters. That's what it's about.
I buy as much as i can afford but i know i can call myself a big fan 'cos i've always been faithful to U2&never tire of listening to them. U2 will always be loved by the fans YAY!

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Old 01-23-2005, 04:10 AM   #18
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Yep totallyall about the music. I wouldn't spend loads on U2 stuff (unless I was rich!) I do own a lot of books but the only one that I bought new was the Best of Propaganda one (and I nearly didnt pay 15quid for that)

A lot of my U2 stuff has been collected over the years and people have bought 2nd hand books, videos, magazines etc. I think its more fun that way also, cos when you find something for a bargin it makes you feel good!
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Old 01-23-2005, 11:08 AM   #19
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Originally posted by beli
Nope, you no lesser a fan. There is no hierarchy of fans. You either are or you arent.

yeah that.

We're all fans here, (well I wonder about a couple of folks ) our love of the music is what matters. blahblahblah who's a "real fan" etc etc

As far as having a big collection or whatever I guess I have a pretty big bootleg collection. I didn't pay for any of it and I try to make an effort every day to be sharing that with other fans. I wouldn't even care about having this stuff if I couldn't share it.

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Old 01-24-2005, 08:29 AM   #20
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Ah the obsessions. I know this area well. I'm a U2 fan but not obsessed. I have their CD's and that's it. My Ipod is a mini and no more.

I had an obsession for a TV show that involved collecting DVD's, bootleg tapes, visiting sets, going to charity gigs and following the stars. Looking back it was fun but a *huge* expense. I also discovered that there was a hierarchy and it was about more than just loving the programme. Who you met and how, gained you a certain fame in the fandom.

So I've done the obsessed bit. This place seems a bit more restrained and liking the music is all that matters. The rest is just a bonus.
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Old 01-26-2005, 11:07 AM   #21
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Thanks for the input... appreciate it. Part of why I asked was 'cos Oprah was using this "Are you the biggest, most extreme fan ever?" for a topic for a future show and it asked for videotape or pictures, a.k.a evidence of your fandom? (sp?) and I thought if only I could get a chance to meet U2 through Oprah, blah, blah, but proving I'm a big fan? could be tricky. so I basically gave up that idea...
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Old 01-26-2005, 06:32 PM   #22
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yep i'd have to agree that as long as you love and enjoy their music - that's all you really need, right?

i don't have everything either. however i love them so much - too much i think sometimes. they are incredible. they've moved me in ways no other band has before... i could go on, but i won't, hee.
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Old 01-31-2005, 10:23 PM   #23
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No, I don't think so at all. I don't own much in the line of rare stuff (a few singles and a couple of bootlegs) and that doesn't make me any less of a fan.

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