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Old 04-14-2005, 09:40 PM   #16
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that was me!! i was there!! jumping higher than everyone! everyone in front of me was poo-pooing. i didnt care. i was soooo excited! (yay!! memories... )

anyway, wow... so people are still talking about this last-minute "supposed" plucking of pretty people?

well, i don't even know where to begin with all of that. i can start by telling you that i flew 2000 miles and got in that line brightnfreakin early, like everyone who wanted to be in the heart. i am a huuuuge fan and no distance or amount money or lost sleep was going to keep me from a shot at that. that said, you can guess i was a bit confused when door-opening-time was near and all of the sudden there are all these people being randomly taken from the line and brought in early.

i knew they were filming the video, so it wasn't a complete shock, at the same time it didn't conjure deep resentment/summon-the-raging-devil-within either. i still made it in the heart, along with A LOT of now VERY angry fans who felt they were betrayed somehow w/ the whole line situation. and sure, some random people (some pretty, some not; honestly, RAAANDOM) got to stand 3 feet closer than some other non-so-random-people, but to make it in the heart and then spend the first 5-6 songs SITTING ON THE FLOOR (this is what a huuuuge block of people did; in protest?! ) just seemed so childish and bratty to me.

i mean, dont get me wrong, i UNDERSTAND why people were upset, but seeing the bigger picture -- you are on the floor, in the heart, seeing a band you LOVE (i know plenty of people who would've given anything just to be in the buidling!) -- i just couldn't understand that behavior/reaction. so what if someone 100 places behind you in line got handed a free t-shirt and ended up on a dvd?... who cares??! especially with regards to these "bigger fans" who I KNOW have seen U2 dozens of times, front and center and then some. there just seemed to be some serious entitlement issues overriding the reaction at the time. and i don't know... while i empathized, i just wasn't vibing with that. i went to go have a religious experience w/ my favorite band and that's exactly what i did - hbo or no hbo, heart or no heart, organized line or stolen-election-style-organized-chaos.

oh, two last things: 1. i don't think anything was "fake" as far as crowd reactions. cmon now... it's not like those people who got pulled to the front were picked up from outside the britney spears concert. they also came to see U2 (keep that in mind). 2. mixed crowd emotions/reactions aside, there is no faking that kind of energy/love. that sh*t was real!

my peace

If you were standing inline at say a bank, post office or whatever. 10 people from the line behind you were served b4 you , jumped the queue , you would be pissed would you not.

What is the difference?

Bono was quoted as saying "he wanted people with jobs to get a chance to be in the heart"

These fans who travelled thousands of miles and saved up for couple of years to go to all these shows. They have jobs and for them this was a vacation of sorts.
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i totally understand where everyone is coming from. i am one of those people who spent money i MOST CERTAINLY didn't have and traveled 1000s of miles for that too. believe me, i was NOT HAPPY AT ALL when the line turned into a free for all. so i understand the disappointment PERSONALLY. but at the same time, i didn't want that to be the focus of my evening, you know? i mean, i was still where i wanted to be, and sure politics played a not-so-nice hand, but such is life. these things happen all the time. if i were to react emotionally enraged everytime someone cuts me off in traffic (i live in miami - it's a daily occurance!) i can theoretically just live in a continum of negative energy, or i can just let it go. it's a choice. i guess i'm just of the philosophy of "choosing my battles", and for me that one was not worth the price - the price being, that on top of everything i had gone through to be there, i was gonna have a sh*tty time too, because i CHOSE to, not because i had to. even if i had been mad enough to protest, it sure wouldn't have happened then and there.

and of course anyone can/should protest if they want to. it wasnt hurting a soul, and it is certainly their right. i'm not telling people what they should and shouldn't do/feel. i'm all for expressing WHATEVER. (that is not the issue).

i guess i just didnt expect it, and was trying to understand the whys and WHYS of the situation. i mean, everytime someone brings up this incident, it comes coupled with such deep offenses, and i just wasnt feeling that.

anyway, my purpose for writing all that was: a. to understand and b. (if possible) to offer a more democratic angle.
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i knew they were filming the video, so it wasn't a complete shock, at the same time it didn't conjure deep resentment/summon-the-raging-devil-within either. i still made it in the heart, along with A LOT of now VERY angry fans who felt they were betrayed somehow w/ the whole line situation. and sure, some random people (some pretty, some not; honestly, RAAANDOM) got to stand 3 feet closer than some other non-so-random-people, but to make it in the heart and then spend the first 5-6 songs SITTING ON THE FLOOR (this is what a huuuuge block of people did; in protest?! ) just seemed so childish and bratty to me.
If it was random, and they really didn't pick only the 'beautiful' people and they really just picked anybody randomly, then what was the point of it?
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..."The beautiful ppl, the beautiful ppl - it's all relative to the size of your steeple. U can't see the forest for the treeeeees - and u cant smell ur own shit ON UR KNEES.."!!



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You said: "Bono was quoted as saying "he wanted people with jobs to get a chance to be in the heart" "

As in people with careers? or boob jobs? i'm not sure what you meant following the rest of your original post....
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So, if this did happen, it was NOT the band's choice, but the promoters or HBO, producers, or whatever?
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Considering the people on this website, I don't see why it would be so difficult to just let all the hardcore U2 fans into the heart, they all seem to be beautiful here...
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this kind of 'selection' isnt going on at regular concerts, is it?
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this kind of 'selection' isnt going on at regular concerts, is it?
I don't think it is! LOL! Especially with the lottery system in place.
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Oh well, at least it isn't anything like the "KISS- I was made for loving you-live in austalia-video).

The concept of this video was-hey let's get 1000 tramps on video who look horney because KISS is the hottest looking band in the world"

What the fuck ever....

Wouldn't it be cool to see a live dvd form u2 with extremly "ugly" people in the crowd...ugly in the eyes of the rotten western society that is..

Rock on people....going to Chicago Going to Chicago!!!



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I am not touching Boston. I wasnt there.

Brooklyn however I was. And trust me, there was no plucking of people to get to the front. We all ran like the dickens to get to our spots...
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I am not touching Boston. I wasnt there.

Brooklyn however I was. And trust me, there was no plucking of people to get to the front. We all ran like the dickens to get to our spots...
Miroslava, are you that beautiful girl with the dark hair?
who was dancing during I will follow I think...you were caught on camera...
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I am indeed the goof with dark hair



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I am indeed the goof with dark hair



The Goof...lol

Are you kidding me? You are gourgeous (don't know if that's the correct spelling but anyway...) and you look a lot my sweetheart so that helps...


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