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Old 10-25-2002, 11:56 AM   #16
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Old 10-25-2002, 07:53 PM   #17
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Anyway...I can't see anyone here in the USA saying anything like, "Oh, U2 likes America so I'm going to buy their CD."



You don't think so? The American public is fickle when it comes to music. It tends to go toward what's "hot" at the moment. As much as I like U2, do you honestly think that Bono's American references after 9/11 weren't self promotion, given the fact that at that time America was looking for something positive? Why didn't he show his flag in his coat before 9/11?
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You don't think so? The American public is fickle when it comes to music. It tends to go toward what's "hot" at the moment. As much as I like U2, do you honestly think that Bono's American references after 9/11 weren't self promotion, given the fact that at that time America was looking for something positive? Why didn't he show his flag in his coat before 9/11?
If I remember correctly, Bono shows off the flag in his coat during BTBS on Elevation DVD, as well as on the Elevation video.

And anyway, for someone who's got such a strong love/hate relationship with America as Bono does, I think that this sort of gestures is perfectly understandable.
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Bono definitely has a love/hate feeling towards the U.S. He's a European who's soaked up alot of American culture and obviously really likes certain aspects of it and really hates certain things about it. That's natural. Nothing's all bad or all good. I love "Zooropa" and like their "European" sound but their American influences do, uh, include rock 'n roll itself.
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