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Old 05-04-2002, 12:05 PM   #1
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Am I the only African American here?

U2 fans do span the globe and have reached every ethnic group. However, I've noticed that there aren't that many African American (American African, whatever) fans. Just remember back to when you saw U2 last year. White, middle-upper class fans.

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PS I know that this thread has come up before but I can't find it.

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Old 05-04-2002, 12:13 PM   #2
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In Atlanta, ist leg, there was an African American guy in the heart I spoke with a bit. He was into the show as much as me or anybody else I suppose.

I guess most African Americans I know listen to more rap, R&B, or hip hop instead of rock.

U2 does transcend though, and they never shyed away from 'Pride' to having Public Enemy open a bunch of shows and so on.

Other guys I talked too had comments about the Superbowl and generally thought U2 were "bad ass" and put on a hell of a show, respected the largess of their performance in comparison of what they might of saw from other hot acts with brilliant productions.
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Yeah, the band doesn't have a large African American following. I don't know why. I'd like to think that people listen to music because it's good, not because it's a certain genre. I like plenty of black artists, but that's cause they make good music.

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if I moved to Africa, could I call myself American-African?
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where is that exactly? is that in southern Virginia?
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Real close to Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Newport News (the city)
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I do see non-white u2 fans quite frequently, but they are primarily hispanic and asian,etc.
I've often wondered why there arent more black fans.
I'm white, but i am most certainly not middle or upper class, so...i guess I'm a minority too!

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Real close to Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Newport News (the city)
Off I-64, US 60 and State Rt. 105. Not far from Busch Gardens.

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As far as I know I'm the only American Indian....

Anyone else out here a bona fide Indian (please no "my great grandmother was an Cherokee princess.


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I saw two africa-americans in the heart in Miami (12/2/01). One of them was in front of me in the heart. I'm not sure, but when I watched the Boston DVD, I think that was the same girl! She's a huge U2 fan, I suppose.

I actually feel good when I see them watching U2 shows, cause that's just an indication that the band can reach everyone, regardless of race. I'm Asian, BTW.
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