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Old 02-26-2002, 12:09 PM   #1
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People Bashing Bono for Being on the Cover of TIME

If you agree or disagree with Bono being on TIME, here's your chance to write something in a non-U2 board. Click here to comment (you will have to subscribe to post). Oh, and since this isn't a U2 board, try to write something that reflects an open mind, not just die-hard fanatical drivel.

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Old 02-26-2002, 02:54 PM   #2
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I wasn't aware that Bono had much control over it.

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There's always someone that has something bad to say...I expected this.
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Old 02-26-2002, 06:38 PM   #4
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U2s highest Grossing tour ever is still the 1997-1998 POPMART Tour at 171 million dollars in Gross from 93 Stadium shows with a total attendance of 4 million.
ZOO TV is highest in attendance with 5.3 million from 157 shows.
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I'll just ignore the ignorants, I'm too happy righ now.
I just got back from the market, after plastering Bono all over the magazine stands.
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There are actually a few people there that applaud him and U2.
How thick was the guy talking about where he read Bono saying his lyrics "are stringing 2 words together"? Some people still don't understand this concept that brains are for thinking with.
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Old 02-26-2002, 08:51 PM   #7
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U2s highest Grossing tour ever is still the 1997-1998 POPMART Tour at 171 million dollars in Gross from 93 Stadium shows with a total attendance of 4 million.
ZOO TV is highest in attendance with 5.3 million from 157 shows.
Actually the Guinness Book of World Records says that PopMart holds the record of the tour seen by the most people worldwide. So, PopMart, the Flop of a tour, was seen by more people than any other tour in history.

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Old 02-26-2002, 10:03 PM   #8
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Well the Guinness Book of World Records is wrong. Amusement Business tracks the concert industry worldwide and records number of tickets sold and Gross made and ticket price every week. The top 50 Grossing concerts in the USA are listed in Billboard magazine every week.
I have looked at the Guiness Book Of Records and it in some cases its more about tabloid and selling copies than actual facts. But not that withstanding, who ever is doing the research for the music part of the book obviously does not spend a lot of time doing it.
The number 1 tour of all time in terms of tickets sold is the Rolling Stones 1989-1990 Steel Wheels Tour that played 116 stadiums to 6 million people.
But U2 does have the record for the largest paying audiance to see a single band. Reggio Emilia in Italy, 150,000 people for a sold out performance at the Festival site to see only one band, U2!
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The number 1 tour of all time in terms of tickets sold is the Rolling Stones 1989-1990 Steel Wheels Tour that played 116 stadiums to 6 million people.
This depends on how you look at it. I think the Guinness Book Of Records does not count the Rolling Stones Tour as it was a different tour in Europe (where it was called the Urban Jungle Tour). OK, so they were promoting the same album, but with the name change (and I believe also some props were not used in Europe as the stadiums here were apparently too small) the Guinness people decided it was a different tour.

Still, I don't know if Guinness Book Of Records is right. IIRC, Garth Brooks had played to most people in the USA in 1997. But the reason he was not very high on the top gross list of 1997 was because he had lower ticket prices.

Nevertheless, only in the USA could they call Popmart a flop (as it sold out everywhere else).

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But U2 does have the record for the largest paying audiance to see a single band. Reggio Emilia in Italy, 150,000 people for a sold out performance at the Festival site to see only one band, U2![/B][/QUOTE]



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I don't agree with that ones guys comments on the Pop Tour. He said it was a "Bust". Wasn't it one of their most successful tours ever, highest grossing, took them to countries they never been to before?

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