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Old 04-01-2002, 02:28 PM   #1
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Could U2 do something to make you not a fan anymore??

assuming they won't drop their instruments and start dancing around... is there something that you would find so wrong or rub you the wrong way that you would stop being a fan of theirs? or have we already gone too far to ever find our way back?

for me, i say no: 1) i love them too much and 2) anything they would say that might insult me, I'd look between the lines to see if they were joking or pulling out some irony..

but i'm interested to see if i've just got bono-colored glasses on or if everyone does agree with me. (ha!)


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Old 04-01-2002, 02:34 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, I think they could.

As an animal rights activist, and vegetarian, one thing that would drive me up the wall is if any of them wore *real* fur (Bono has worn fake fur -- VERY noticeably fake fur, but that isn't that bad), etc. I'd be pissed. But since that is sooo unlikely to happen.. Other than that, the only other thing that would rub me the wrong way is if they started writing Eminem-reminiscent (no offense really against Eminem fans) songs. Ugh, I look like such a prude in this post.. forgive me

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Old 04-01-2002, 02:43 PM   #3
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Um, yes. They could totally sell out to a fad or some music style I totally dislike just to claim they had 'changed' and were 'experimenting' and 'appealing to new fans' when it is NOT what they really wanted to do and not what was in their hearts, it was only done to make some kind of statement and try to destroy their old image just for the sake of saying they did. I would really be 'pissed' and lose loads of respect for them if they did that. Imagine if they dressed like Linkin Park or CrazyTown and got multiple face and body piercings and wore hanglow pants and starting thudding around screaming out rockrap crap.

As a matter of fact, this scares me, because in the past they have been so stuck on 'not repeating themselves' and at this point 20 years down the road there really isn't much they haven't done, except rockrap. They even did a few countryfide songs. I sincerely hope that at this point in their lives U2 will have enough confidence to do what THEY want, go into the studio and record whatever comes out of their hearts and minds and DON'T WORRY about what style it is or if they have done it before. Just do it. If they remain true to U2 I know they will remain great.

Even if, God forbid, the above mentioned scenario is played out, I would still be a fan of the older stuff and listen to it. I just would have nothing to do with the new album or tour. It's so sad I don't want to think about it!
 
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Even if their next album was pure crap, or if Bono killed someone, or if they decided to go rap, it wouldnt stop me from being a fan of everything they've done in the past. I would just have to stick to the reasons why I was a fan for all those years.

So if anything thing happens in the future that would make me 'stop being a fan' .. it still wouldnt take away my fanizm from the past. So I really wouldnt 'stop being a fan'.

Am I makin any sense here?
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Even if their next album was pure crap, or if Bono killed someone, or if they decided to go rap, it wouldnt stop me from being a fan of everything they've done in the past. I would just have to stick to the reasons why I was a fan for all those years.

So if anything thing happens in the future that would make me 'stop being a fan' .. it still wouldnt take away my fanizm from the past. So I really wouldnt 'stop being a fan'.

Am I makin any sense here?
Yes, it makes sense. That is what I was trying to say in the last paragraph of my post too.

 
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Probably not.

Well, maybe if let's say one of them went bald or had a bad haircut.
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Old 04-01-2002, 02:57 PM   #7
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Yes, it makes sense. That is what I was trying to say in the last paragraph of my post too.
Didnt see that before I posted.

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assuming they won't drop their instruments and start dancing around...
I don't even think THAT would make me stop liking them. It would be kind of endearing, actually, especially since they probably wouldn't be able to remember the steps, Adam would sit down and smoke a cigarette, Edge would have charts drawn up for them all to follow, Bono would think he WAS doing everything correctly, and Larry would get all growly and stomp off. Okay, now I'd kind of actually like to see that....


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Old 04-01-2002, 04:35 PM   #9
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nope. I seriously doubt it! NO WAY!

The answer is no!

Although, the thought of Bono rapping kinda scares me!

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Old 04-01-2002, 04:40 PM   #10
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I don't even think THAT would make me stop liking them.
lol after I wrote that, it made me think of the discotheque video!! loll

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Maybe if they co-wrote the soundtrack to that recent Crossroads movie...
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Maybe if they co-wrote the soundtrack to that recent Crossroads movie...
Now THAT would be funny. Or if Bono wrote the script for Glitter.



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I don't even think THAT would make me stop liking them. It would be kind of endearing, actually, especially since they probably wouldn't be able to remember the steps, Adam would sit down and smoke a cigarette, Edge would have charts drawn up for them all to follow, Bono would think he WAS doing everything correctly, and Larry would get all growly and stomp off. Okay, now I'd kind of actually like to see that....

LMAO!! That made me laugh so hard!!
On topic, I think it would be very hard for U2 to do something to make me stop being a fan. I have been one for most of my life; they've always just sort of been there for me. I would never stop loving the old stuff no matter what they do in the future, but I guess I won't know if they could actually do something to make me not like them unless it happens. Hopefully it never will!



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If they tried to slice off my genitalia, then I would be pressed to stop listening to Rattle and Hum.

For a few days.
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If they tried to slice off my genitalia, then I would be pressed to stop listening to Rattle and Hum.

For a few days.
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Unfortunately, I think they could.

As an animal rights activist, and vegetarian, one thing that would drive me up the wall is if any of them wore *real* fur (Bono has worn fake fur -- VERY noticeably fake fur, but that isn't that bad), etc. I'd be pissed. But since that is sooo unlikely to happen.. Other than that, the only other thing that would rub me the wrong way is if they started writing Eminem-reminiscent (no offense really against Eminem fans) songs. Ugh, I look like such a prude in this post.. forgive me

So its ok for them to wear leather then? or is "leather" and "fur" the same thing where you are from?

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Even if their next album was pure crap, or if Bono killed someone, or if they decided to go rap, it wouldnt stop me from being a fan of everything they've done in the past. I would just have to stick to the reasons why I was a fan for all those years.

So if anything thing happens in the future that would make me 'stop being a fan' .. it still wouldnt take away my fanizm from the past. So I really wouldnt 'stop being a fan'.

Am I makin any sense here?

Total sense Sicy! I've wondered how to explain my "lost years" and I think you did it for me perfectly.

For me, Zooropa and Pop were a little more extreme than I like. When Zooropa came out, I listened to it over and over, but within a year it never went back into my CD player. When Pop came out, though I bought Pop right away, I only listened to it a few times. I'm not saying that the albums were pure crap, just that it wasn't for me. The only tour I missed since 1984 was the Popmart tour, and that didn't help me warm up to the new albums. When they toured in 1997, I was in the middle of a difficult move and didn't feel I had the $ or time to go (we were downsizing to avoid financial problems and closed on properties on 6/30 and the concert was 7/2). Of course, I'm kicking myself now for not making it a priority to attend Popmart because I now fully believe it would have been a kind of therapy for me!

Anyhow, I stuck with Achtung Baby and the 80's music in my CD player until the Best of B Sides and ATYCLB came out. However, U2 never deviated from my #1 band slot during this period. They have always been my #1 band since 1983. I just listened to their past instead of current things for awhile.

Also, since their Elevation tour - I do like more songs from the albums that I originally did.



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I hear you, BostonAnne. Me, my friends and my family, various ages, were not POP fans. We got out of U2 and wondered what in the world happened. So yes I'd have to say there are things they could do to make me not be a fan, but like everyone else has said, there is so much good music even if you don't like something they do there is always something else you are still a fan of.

There are also things they could do that have nothing to do with music that would make me mad, like if Bono was recorded undercover as telling someone he hated America and all Americans he only wants our money and laughs all the way to the bank. That would make me furious. But I don't think I have anything to worry about because I'm sure he won't do that. Right?

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Old 04-01-2002, 10:15 PM   #19
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They did.

They came out with Achtung Baby in '91, and, being a total 80s U2 fan at the time, I ran away screaming....for 10 years. Silly me!

Actually, right now, I'm kind of sliding out of my U2 obssession...it's not something THEY would do to make me not be a fan (not that that will ever happen), but something inside *myself.*
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What Sicy said... except for the 'Bono killing someone part', lol!! Though you could never take away my 'Achtung Baby' CD from me!

And *Stormy* they would never attempt rap, ever! Bono went close enough with his duet with Wyclef and that's as far as I could see them taking it.

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