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Old 04-22-2007, 11:27 AM   #41
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Re: Reluctant partners of obsessed U2 fans

My ex bf really liked U2 and had been to one of their shows, and i hadn't which he really tried to annoy me with! But whenever i brought up U2 he'd always say that i really had a problem but you would have thought he'd understand being a U2 fan himself, not a huge one though. He was the only person i knew that liked U2 apart from my dad and i thought that because he knew that he would give me support for my passion.


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Does anyone else have a partner that really just ISN'T into U2? My b/f, bless him, just does not like them at all, in fact, he thinks Bono is the biggest wanker to ever walk the earth (it's the glasses that do it, Bono, TAKE THEM OFF!) and he does not understand how or why I feel the need, the compulsion, the yearning, to see them live as many times as I can in my lifetime. ( - hmm, sometimes, neither do I!) I am trying to get him to come to a show with me in Sydney, but he is reluctant (I'd be better off leaving him at home, but I know he'd have a great time once he was there.)

Anyway, just wondering who else out there has this situation in their home and what they do about it?
I think you should go with people who love and respect U2 like you do! You will have a much better time, and you can always do something that you and your partner both really enjoy some other time soon.
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Old 04-22-2007, 12:54 PM   #42
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My hubby tolerates my U2 fandom, and I guess I could say supports it (or me, anyway) to a point - he did, afterall, travel with me to see them in Honolulu, Phoenix and Anaheim this past tour. He has always "liked" their music, much like a causal fan would. I guess with this tour, he must have kicked it up a notch, but he doesn't listen to their music in the car (unless I'm in it and controlling the music ), etc.

He does get a bit tired of it if I watch U2 realted stuff on tv, etc, but he just teases me a bit, and I tune him out.

If Bono is on tv for something, my mom will call and tell me she saw "my boyfriend" on tv, my family teases me about my love for U2. (My family has tolerated this love for more than 20 years, as I became a big fan when I was around 14 and visiting my father's family in Ireland) My Irish cousins converted me early!!

I did manage to convert my older sister this past tour - she went with me to both Vegas shows and after that 2nd Vegas show, who wouldn't become a fan of U2? That show was amazing!!
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Old 04-23-2007, 12:21 AM   #43
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Re: Re: Reluctant partners of obsessed U2 fans

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I think you should go with people who love and respect U2 like you do! You will have a much better time, and you can always do something that you and your partner both really enjoy some other time soon.
She prob did, she posted that in July last year! All these old threads being bumped.

Oi Shika you married yet?
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^ Well I got married just one month ago, thanks very much and I've been away from the forum for soooooo long, it's great to be back. And would you believe it, my new hubby relented literally days before the wedding and gave the OK for us to use "Beautiful Day" as our entrance song and have some U2 played through the night on the sound system. Also, one of my bridesmaids made a hilarious speech about how Andrew was going to have to accept that there were three people in this marriage and that he would have to make room in the marital bed for Bono! Ha! If only...
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^ Well I got married just one month ago, thanks very much and I've been away from the forum for soooooo long, it's great to be back. And would you believe it, my new hubby relented literally days before the wedding and gave the OK for us to use "Beautiful Day" as our entrance song and have some U2 played through the night on the sound system. Also, one of my bridesmaids made a hilarious speech about how Andrew was going to have to accept that there were three people in this marriage and that he would have to make room in the marital bed for Bono! Ha! If only...

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Old 04-23-2007, 01:34 PM   #46
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Thanks for reviving this thread!

I only stop by this forum every once in a while, and this thread really captured my attention.

My wife *likes* U2 as much as she sometimes *loathes* my obsession, particular its tax on my pocketbook.

We're not rich, and what I give in books, CDs, DVDs, time online, etc. is sort of like rent.

But my family as a whole "gets it." My last shows of Vertigo were with family, including my wife and stepson and mom and dad and brother and sister-in-law.

My sis-in-law is including Bono in her PhD on the 'rhetoric of faith.'
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:32 PM   #47
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Somehow I missed this forum last summer! Ed56 is not a big fan, my kids make fun of me constantly, my girlfriends just roll their eyes so I try VERY HARD not to bring up U2 (although when one of them says something like "Thanks, you too!" I secretly rejoice). Did take hubby to my last show, we got right smack against the stage in front of Edge, and what did he do? Put earplugs in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:14 PM   #48
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i just go on, and on with my U2 passion, since 1981! It's as if they are such a part of my life..their music. live shows! I've only found people with my "like' passion Here!! But you should know if I had to travel 3,000 miles or 100 to see U2..alone., i will do it!! So I would Have to be with some one with my "like' passion! Bono will l always be my first love!!
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My husband doesn't like U2. He doesn't care anything about them. He calls Bono Bone-o and tonight called him Bozo. I went to one concert with him only because he went along, had seats, I would rather have been in GA. He plays guitar and sometimes I ask him to learn some U2 songs but he hasn't yet and he said it was simple to play. (yeah, but not simple to make up is what I said)
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