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Old 02-19-2006, 12:36 PM   #1
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U2 has one airplane just for their chefs??

I am a foreigner living in Brazil and yesterday my sister-in-law told me that U2´s demands were printed in a largely published national magazine. It stated, according to her, that U2 has one airplane soley for their chefs and their food to eat during the tour.
Essentially it made it out to be that U2 will snub Brazilian food in favor of their chefs.
Does anyone know if there is any truth to this? I can only hope this has been printed out of context. IF this is true, I think it would look poorly for U2 considering that they are burning alot of fuel just to have their own personal meals (at the same time, being so socially aware).
Any thoughts on this?
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haha! If anyone can find these tour demands, please scan them!

but yeah you're right it would look pretty bad on them!
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it wouldn't surprise me.
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I know they have their own catering. Not just for the band, but also for the 100+ or so members of the crew. And considering that, it indeed wouldn't surprise me if they partially took with them their own food. Maybe not everything, but certainly something.
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Yes. I've heard of way too many cases of people getting sick with "external" food. And U2 is a HUGE organization so I doubt they would go out on a limb like that.

I don't see what the big deal is. If I had their money I would do that and more.
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Not to mention that Bono has a couple publicized food/drink allergies. I believe that the u2 organization has their own food catered in wherever they go - not just Brazil.
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Not to mention that Bono has a couple publicized food/drink allergies. I believe that the u2 organization has their own food catered in wherever they go - not just Brazil.


i'm sure they're not just going to eat their catered food the whole time they're in brazil though. they'll probably eat out at least once. it's definitely not unheard of for a band to do what U2's doing.
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Re: U2 has one airplane just for their chefs??

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I am a foreigner living in Brazil and yesterday my sister-in-law told me that U2´s demands were printed in a largely published national magazine. It stated, according to her, that U2 has one airplane soley for their chefs and their food to eat during the tour.
Essentially it made it out to be that U2 will snub Brazilian food in favor of their chefs.
Does anyone know if there is any truth to this? I can only hope this has been printed out of context. IF this is true, I think it would look poorly for U2 considering that they are burning alot of fuel just to have their own personal meals (at the same time, being so socially aware).
Any thoughts on this?
It's not just about U2 though. They've got a hundred, maybe more, crew members to worry about. It's probably cheaper in the end to use the same catering the whole way through rather than have catering organized seperately for every single venue. Also, you have to think about food allergies and how what some people eat will have an effect on their work performance. For example, I've always had stomach and digestive problems and to be going into a new environment every few days and adjusting to new diets would probably make me so sick I'd be in bed all the time and worthless as a crew member. I had trouble just adjusting between the dinning hall at college and the food from my home.

There are practical reasons for doing things, beyond what the four members of U2 want simply b/c they're rich rockstars.
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I don't see whats wrong with it, especially if they are traveling with a 100+ people and maybe their family and children. Kids are so picky these days.
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This doesn't sound like a diva-like demand for a large touring group.
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Re: U2 has one airplane just for their chefs??

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Essentially it made it out to be that U2 will snub Brazilian food in favor of their chefs.


I'm sure it's not easy for 100 people to go out to a local restaurant when you're there to work.

Plus you have four guys who are very famous, I'm sure it's not easy for them to go into a restaurant for a quick bite.
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I suppose it is better than disappointing 70,000 fans by canceling a show because Bono has the runs!
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Yep.. i bet it's all true..i heard they have even ANOTHER Plane... On this Plane they carry all their Grammy's & Adam's Spoon Collection.
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they also carry in their own stage, too!
and their own guitars and drums!
selfish, greedy bastards ........

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Re: U2 has one airplane just for their chefs??

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Essentially it made it out to be that U2 will snub Brazilian food in favor of their chefs.
Could also be an issue raised by local caterers who would like the business.
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