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Old 06-30-2008, 08:39 AM   #661
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becuase is australia is that fucking awesome !


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Exactly. What HAPPENED to innovation?

I was talking to someone from Interference last night on MSN about U2 needing to play more songs at their concerts, and he's like "Why so bono can forget more lyrics?" And that just pissed me off, because that shouldn't be an excuse for why we get a static setlist nearly every show. Bono can't remember the damn lyrics? Get a teleprompter. And learn how to use it. I don't f'in care I just want to hear stuff from the 80s you've ignored for decades now.

And now, we have that on top of the fact that he's stopped writing anything close to visually and audibly pleasing, and now he can't even mask what he wants to sing about anymore.

I don't know.

Oh, this pisses me off. Bono does not like to rehearse, which is the primary reason why we don't get more varied and longer sets. Hey, Bono? You see those people in the audience paying good money to see you? You see those dedicated fans who support you through thick and thin and hang on your every poorly enunciated syllable? THIS IS YOUR JOB. DO YOUR JOB. Don't half-arse it. That may play with the casual, fairweather fans, but who gives a shit about them?

I know they're EYKIW's favourite card to play to defend static sets, but THEY DON'T MATTER. No, really, they don't. The band should first be playing to its most loyal fans, not to the fairweather fans. It's like everything in life, really - you give the most to those who have given you the most, to whom you are closest. It keeps the fucking business going!

I mean, sure, not everybody's going to more than one gig. EYKIW's broken records won't let us forget that. But that's not the point. When you're running a business, and somebody keeps returning to your business, they're clearly a more valuable customer than the person who pops in just the once and that's it. You'll do extra for them. So come on, U2, your loyal fans are the ones who suck in lots of casual fans, who buy whatever you try to hock off, who make sure you'll never be without a fanbase who gives a damn about the music you want to sell. Treat them with a bit more respect for fuck's sake.

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*just blundered through LIB and MW amid the host of regular atrocities*

Would it make me more Phail if I had a go at SYGSIAMAYCGOOIOYO?


... Sometimes or Stuck? I think both are too phail for even Phail to touch.
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Oh, this pisses me off. Bono does not like to rehearse, which is the primary reason why we don't get more varied and longer sets. Hey, Bono? You see those people in the audience paying good money to see you? You see those dedicated fans who support you through thick and thin and hang on your every poorly enunciated syllable? THIS IS YOUR JOB. DO YOUR JOB. Don't half-arse it. That may play with the casual, fairweather fans, but who gives a shit about them?

I know they're EYKIW's favourite card to play to defend static sets, but THEY DON'T MATTER. No, really, they don't. The band should first be playing to its most loyal fans, not to the fairweather fans. It's like everything in life, really - you give the most to those who have given you the most, to whom you are closest. It keeps the fucking business going!

I mean, sure, not everybody's going to more than one gig. EYKIW's broken records won't let us forget that. But that's not the point. When you're running a business, and somebody keeps returning to your business, they're clearly a more valuable customer than the person who pops in just the once and that's it. You'll do extra for them. So come on, U2, your loyal fans are the ones who suck in lots of casual fans, who buy whatever you try to hock off, who make sure you'll never be without a fanbase who gives a damn about the music you want to sell. Treat them with a bit more respect for fuck's sake.

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Oh, this pisses me off. Bono does not like to rehearse, which is the primary reason why we don't get more varied and longer sets. Hey, Bono? You see those people in the audience paying good money to see you? You see those dedicated fans who support you through thick and thin and hang on your every poorly enunciated syllable? THIS IS YOUR JOB. DO YOUR JOB. Don't half-arse it. That may play with the casual, fairweather fans, but who gives a shit about them?

I know they're EYKIW's favourite card to play to defend static sets, but THEY DON'T MATTER. No, really, they don't. The band should first be playing to its most loyal fans, not to the fairweather fans. It's like everything in life, really - you give the most to those who have given you the most, to whom you are closest. It keeps the fucking business going!

I mean, sure, not everybody's going to more than one gig. EYKIW's broken records won't let us forget that. But that's not the point. When you're running a business, and somebody keeps returning to your business, they're clearly a more valuable customer than the person who pops in just the once and that's it. You'll do extra for them. So come on, U2, your loyal fans are the ones who suck in lots of casual fans, who buy whatever you try to hock off, who make sure you'll never be without a fanbase who gives a damn about the music you want to sell. Treat them with a bit more respect for fuck's sake.

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In New Zealand, the Chatham Islands are +1245.

I think I once read that Nepal used to be +0642, but is now just +0640.

Here, South Australia and the Northern Territory are +0930.
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Oh, this pisses me off. Bono does not like to rehearse, which is the primary reason why we don't get more varied and longer sets. Hey, Bono? You see those people in the audience paying good money to see you? You see those dedicated fans who support you through thick and thin and hang on your every poorly enunciated syllable? THIS IS YOUR JOB. DO YOUR JOB. Don't half-arse it. That may play with the casual, fairweather fans, but who gives a shit about them?

I know they're EYKIW's favourite card to play to defend static sets, but THEY DON'T MATTER. No, really, they don't. The band should first be playing to its most loyal fans, not to the fairweather fans. It's like everything in life, really - you give the most to those who have given you the most, to whom you are closest. It keeps the fucking business going!

I mean, sure, not everybody's going to more than one gig. EYKIW's broken records won't let us forget that. But that's not the point. When you're running a business, and somebody keeps returning to your business, they're clearly a more valuable customer than the person who pops in just the once and that's it. You'll do extra for them. So come on, U2, your loyal fans are the ones who suck in lots of casual fans, who buy whatever you try to hock off, who make sure you'll never be without a fanbase who gives a damn about the music you want to sell. Treat them with a bit more respect for fuck's sake.

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Point for point EXACTLY! And Jesus, it's not like he doesn't REALIZE that a lot of people go to SEVERAL shows at a time. Especially GA people. He's verbally pointed out when he's seen people on several occasions, and the fact that he danced with Miro...what THREE? times last tour is obvious enough. He knows he's got a LOT of fans that come to several concerts, own every damn version of their albums, no matter how many different ways they release them, own the dvds, own whatever merch they can get their hands on, etc. but no, let's just keep playing to the "Casual Fan" and let's make sure they remain casual fans too, by just pumping them up with those songs that they already know.

U2, you are NOT the Rolling Stones, there's no reason for you to cater to your fans in such a way, you're not that old yet, and you still have a lot of creativity in you if you'd just let it out.
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good rant.

is paul mcdermott gay, by the way?
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i was thinking - dont get him started.....



im staying riiiiiiiiiiiiiight out of it
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Also, the argument about the high tech videos etc as a reason for static sets is a farce.

This extra technology makes it EASIER to play songs out of a perceived order. And video packages? Surely they are smart enough to have each song's visuals in it's own self contained whatever.
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