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Old 04-20-2006, 01:24 AM   #16
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I've never seen a white person driving and Escalade.

My uncle and Dad both drive Escalades...but they are straight off the boat Mafia looking Italian so.....
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My uncle and Dad both drive Escalades...but they are straight off the boat Mafia looking Italian so.....
i bet they look like badasses
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This is a ridiculous question simply because there are bloody U2 fans all over the entire planet.
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I forgot; no Metallica or Bon Jovi? Dunno about Bon Jovi myself, but I know there's quite a number of Metallica fans. I suspect you also know this.
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i'm white and love u2 but detest rap 'music'... where do i stand??
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of course there are U2 fans all over the planet, U2 is the biggest band in the world, nothing to do with my question though really!

think I specifically asked about african-american U2 fans. what are you talking about with Metallica and Bon Jovi? some of you are all over the place with these responses, lol
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I can't believe this thread
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As far as people of lower income levels, regardless of color, I think you find less and less U2 fans. In Chicago some local school kids from a lower-class neighborhood were hanging out by us all day. None of them had ever heard of U2. When Bono stopped by the fence, we had one of the little boys with us and he had no clue what was going on.
But remember? We played the song Vertigo for the kids and they said they liked it. But yah, they had never heard it before.

I am white. Dutch in heritage actually so make your generalizations if you will. I like rap music. I love football and basketball. And I am unable to afford tickets to games(especially football).

If you really want me to get into who gets to go where in basketball games, it's not really a question of who can go. Have you ever sat in the cheap seats or in the "nosebleed" section(waaaaaaaaay up high)? It is full of young high school kids or younger in a group, usually black and usually(much like myself) plotting out where open seats are down low and how to sneak by security. So what you see on tv is the most expensive seats. What you don't see, tough to comment on if you've never been.

So to say that black people who love football or basketball are never there is not true. I have witnessed it.
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I can't believe this thread
i can't believe it was left open.

i mean, either spinoff threads are allowed or they aren't.
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Re: good lord, accept my apology and may I rephrase my question?

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think I specifically asked about african-american U2 fans. what are you talking about with Metallica and Bon Jovi? some of you are all over the place with these responses, lol
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so I'll take it from your responses there are a few african-american U2 fans here and there I doubt there are any Bon Jovi or Metallica!

Are you drunk or just celebrating 4-20?
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In an interview with "Musician Magazine " during the Joshua Tree U2 were asked about their MOSTLY white audience. If I remember correctly they were asked about a review of one of their Amnesty International shows that said the audience where basically White, Upper or middle class kids, "Content as a field of flowers".

I haven't read it in a few years but I think Bono said they wish they had a larger Black audience because they had respect for so many black artists. If someone has a copy of the magazine handy they could give you the details, I'm just going on memory
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well you see almost zero african-americans at US sporting events like the NBA and NFL, yet I know they like those sports (and obviously fill out their rosters)
For what it's worth, I tend to agree with you. I often joke with people that a game at Fenway is like going to a white supremacist rally. There tends to be very little diversity in crowd. This wasn't always the case, but it is now.
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i can't believe it was left open.

i mean, either spinoff threads are allowed or they aren't.
the editors said they'd cut me a break because I was new here, geez, you're being kind of hardline, aren't you?!

so there are lots of african-american Bon Jovi and Metallica fans? I mean I know Metallica released "The Black Album" a while back, but I don't think that's what they meant! lol

randhail, that's what I mean, I've observed that there aren't a lot of african-americans going to these events. don't know if it's an economic issue or what. I wonder if U2 offered free tickets to disadvantaged african-american youths if they would like to attend or if they just don't like U2. not saying U2 has to do this, there's more important things like books, clothes and food for these kids, so I was just hypothetically speaking.
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D-503, I was wondering what your opinion is on the collaboration of U2 with Mary J. Blige, and touring with Kanye West. We've had many threads on this (which always seem to get closed). I suspect you would see the collaboration as a positive development, and an effort on the part of U2 to broaden their fan base. Am I correct?
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For what it's worth, I tend to agree with you. I often joke with people that a game at Fenway is like going to a white supremacist rally. There tends to be very little diversity in crowd. This wasn't always the case, but it is now.
I also think it depends on where you live.
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