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Old 02-16-2006, 08:48 PM   #1
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Boston Elevation - Larry Says No Way

Totally Random. Maybe its been discussed already but I can't find anything.

While I am a Larry Girl, there is no room in an NYC apartment for a drum kit but I am learning to play guitar; as such I'm watching DVDs to see Edge's fingering blah blah blah.. now back to Larry.... I never noticed that during Desire on the Boston Elevation DVD Larry is intently looking into the crowd and shaking his head "no" goes on for a while... so, what's he looking at? Fan with a "Smile Larry" sign? Sign requesting his drumsticks (worked for me)? Who was there and has a clue... just curious...
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they filmed the DVD on the day of the 'boston protest' (when a bunch of fans sat down in the heart during the show, to protest the fact that the GA line was not honored). look at the back of the heart during the first couple of songs, you'll see that a big chunk of people are sitting. the band definitely noticed the protest, and i've heard that larry's look of disgust during 'desire' is aimed at the protesting fans. that could just be a rumor though... (i wasn't there, so have no firsthand knowledge)
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ooh I never noticed that. I will have to watch this concert again.
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fascinating. I'll have to check that out too......
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Ok, now I remember that... thanks

can you imagine being that silly if you were the ellipse... crazy...
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Larry should have hopped into the heart and beat some ass.
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they filmed the DVD on the day of the 'boston protest' (when a bunch of fans sat down in the heart during the show, to protest the fact that the GA line was not honored). look at the back of the heart during the first couple of songs, you'll see that a big chunk of people are sitting. the band definitely noticed the protest, and i've heard that larry's look of disgust during 'desire' is aimed at the protesting fans. that could just be a rumor though... (i wasn't there, so have no firsthand knowledge)
can you explain what a ga line is is
dont know what that is
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can you explain what a ga line is is
dont know what that is
A GA line is the line of people for General Admission tickets(people who stand at a concert on the floor), I believe. If I'm missing anything someone else will fill you in
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I like how he ignored whoever he was headshaking at the rest of the time they weryre there. Kind of angled himself away from them.
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Bono mentioned the protest in an interview that I heard a while ago. He was saying how hard their fans can be on them and that they had a sit-down strike while they were filming a show.
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I don't understand - why were they sitting down?
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That's really silly of the fans to sit down that way. I don't know the story of how the GA line was messed up, but I know how frustrating it is to sleep out all night and sit there all day, and then people cut in line or dart in front of you to the rail, but to sit down and protest that way ruins the entire show for you. Once you're in there, to intentionally take yourself out of the moment that way is a disservice to yourself, and a waste of your money and time.
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That's really silly of the fans to sit down that way. I don't know the story of how the GA line was messed up, but I know how frustrating it is to sleep out all night and sit there all day, and then people cut in line or dart in front of you to the rail, but to sit down and protest that way ruins the entire show for you. Once you're in there, to intentionally take yourself out of the moment that way is a disservice to yourself, and a waste of your money and time.
I think the story is that the people sat down were in line first, and should have been inside the heart. Since they were filming, I suppose management wanted 'younger' and more 'energetic' fans in the heart. Which is why they were pissed, understandably.
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I think the story is that the people sat down were in line first, and should have been inside the heart. Since they were filming, I suppose management wanted 'younger' and more 'energetic' fans in the heart. Which is why they were pissed, understandably.
It's still ruining the concert for you, when you could still enjoy yourself. To wait in line all that time and then sit down for the show?
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Since they were filming, I suppose management wanted 'younger' and more 'energetic' fans in the heart. Which is why they were pissed, understandably.

I think it was on the Chicago DVD that Paul McG said that these people had followed the tour around, and were *always* at the front of the heart, so they knew what was going to happen and it wasn't as spontaneous. For the filming, the band wanted people up front who could be surprised, and who could give the band that little push. According to Paul, that's why they used the lottery system on this tour.

I'm not saying I agree with their reasoning, though, as I have a couple of friends who were able to go to several Vertigo tours and for them every concert was as exciting as the last. I can't imagine them not giving energy and spontenaety to the band-- but I also can't imagine them sitting down in "protest" if they were asked to move back so newer people could be up front.
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It's still ruining the concert for you, when you could still enjoy yourself. To wait in line all that time and then sit down for the show?
True.

I suppose they wanted to get a point across.
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That was pathetic. there are countries where we would need a miracle to get to see u2 live at least once and these fools were acting like 10 year olds, and i bet many of them were over 30 and it wasn't even their first u2 concert that year.
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I think it was on the Chicago DVD that Paul McG said that these people had followed the tour around, and were *always* at the front of the heart, so they knew what was going to happen and it wasn't as spontaneous. For the filming, the band wanted people up front who could be surprised, and who could give the band that little push. According to Paul, that's why they used the lottery system on this tour.

I'm not saying I agree with their reasoning, though, as I have a couple of friends who were able to go to several Vertigo tours and for them every concert was as exciting as the last. I can't imagine them not giving energy and spontenaety to the band-- but I also can't imagine them sitting down in "protest" if they were asked to move back so newer people could be up front.
Well I really think that those fans who sat down were pretty selfish. They went to practically every show and were always up front. I don't think that's fair for the other fans who didn't have a chance to get up front.
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Well I really think that those fans who sat down were pretty selfish. They went to practically every show and were always up front. I don't think that's fair for the other fans who didn't have a chance to get up front.
yeah I can understand why the band did that and I dont get how the fans couldbe so childish! what's so surprising about being in there when you've seen it already 100 times? let somebody else have that fun and enjoy yourself at least!
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yeah I can understand why the band did that and I dont get how the fans couldbe so childish! what's so surprising about being in there when you've seen it already 100 times? let somebody else have that fun and enjoy yourself at least!
i haven't read about this in a while so my memory is slightly hazy about what i heard but here goes.

firstly, nobody knows that the specific fans who sat down had been to a hundred shows or even 2. i'm sure some of them had but i don't know about all of them?

and personally, if i had been queuing overnight and i watched security walk straight past me, pluck random people who had been in line for a couple of hours at the most and take them into the arena to give them front row, so that when i walked in the front rows of the heart were already taken up, id be fcking pissed off.
apparently security even promised these people that no, the fans who had gone in weren't going to get special treatment... a blatant lie which is only going to anger people further.

would i sit down and make a protest of it?
probably not, but the fans were treated badly had complained repeatedly and were ignored so they reacted in the only way they knew would get a reaction/response. i do think the band need to be reminded every now and then that they can't get away with anything and everything.

as i say, i don't think i would have gone that far myself but had it happened to me, i would have been pretty upset about it too, and i dont think its fair at all.
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