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Old 03-25-2004, 08:23 AM   #1
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What about being a good fan....

.... and stop emailing interference staff and PM staff to know what are the band's plans?


i heard that some "fans" are writing mails to people from interference and they ask them if the band is gonna stay in dublin or going abroad, if they will be at the studios when they will be there too blahblahblah.... (i received some emails like this too) some people even threatened some of the people working at interference cos they didnot want to give them the information

and some people send mails to Principle Management or call them, and ask them the same things. I can understand that fans want to know if they band will be there, but you know, now, every minute someone is calling the management and is really becoming annoying.
Some of them say that they are from interference, or someone from the staff and in that case, bad reputation is going to be linked with interference!!! the interference staff is working hard to get information for us, and cos of these "fans", what is PM thinking about us now??

so pleeeease, do not call, or mail PM to ask some stuff like this. And the interference staff (or me) have no idea about the plans of the band

i know some of u just wanted to save their money, but u know, there are lots of BAD fans, and they just followed the example of real fans who did it before with good intentions, without wanting to piss PM off. But now, some stupid people are doing it for stupid reasons

and u know, going to the studios without knowing if they are there or not is part of the fun u go there, u wait, then u see nobody is coming, but u were there at least, and there are sooo many other U2 places to see

so i am just begging those bad fans, please stop!! cos it is really bad perceived by the U2 staff

oh, and one more thing, anyway, PM won't give u the right information, espacially now that everybody is calling... one day, i was in dublin, and i heard they were in germany for 6months, in NYC, in france for the holidays, but actually, they were in dublin, so
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Okay , I think the basic point here is that as fans we all know and are smart enough i hope to respect Principle Management and the privacy of the band.. PM busy as they are and although I am sure to like hear from fans on an odd basis also have to look after the best intrest of U2, like I mentioned in a previous post.. Thats where my point of view comes from .. And to the person who may have e-mailed me about " my so called responsibility to provide fans with info" I wont include the rest of what they said..
Here is the thing I dont have any personal info about the band , contact information or otherwise and even if I did would not be in a position to provide it to anyone.. Thats not what I am involved with Interference for, I respect the band and admire the music and I try to do right by that sometimes I guess I upset people , I love being able to bring the stories to the fans but I don't enjoy hearing from the odd fan who puts a damper on things..

I know how much many of us want to meet these guys, but there is way of doing that without crossing the line.. These guys they are people just like the rest of us I just hope we can all respect that ..

and miss U2 thanks for your post
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This really is a bad thing to hear!!!
I mean first its "fans" chase Larry in his car, and then calling/emailing PM and other people and annoying them with their questions...
Where is this leading to?

I was in Dublin twice last year, and I didn't meet any member of U2.
BUT just being there still was worth every minute.
It was all about the spirit I could feel in that city and at the various locations releated to U2.
Just standing in front of the studios made me happy enough, thinking about the fact that albums like Pop or ALTCLB were recorded there...
Sure meeting anyone would have made me the happiest person on the planet , but imo going to Dublin isn't "only" about the possibility to meet U2; it's about so much more!!!
(like meeting fellow U2 fans there , emilie)
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Yeah I agree. Once you start calling PM that's a bit far. And I agree the fun part is waiting to see if they show up. There was one time where nobody showed up. We were a tad disappointed but it was fun just hanging out with eachother.

Thanks Emilie for writing that. Cos if you piss PM and the band off who knows...maybe then the band will never come out again And we defintely don't want that.
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awwwwww thanks wild honey (i will looking forward to meet u in a few days too )

i am glad u reacted like this i am a bit afraid of negative answers which are coming
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There was one time where nobody showed up. We were a tad disappointed but it was fun just hanging out with eachother.

maybe then the band will never come out again And we defintely don't want that.

they could all do like Larry
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I completely agree with you Long distance stalking is too much. From what I've heard about some stars, they do include persistant calling and emailing of their manager or agent to be a form of stalking and harrassment. Calling PM only makes you look like a pest, makes us all look bad, and they are not going to tell you the truth anyway, it will only give them more reasons to lie to fans! I hate to see threads called "what is their email" or "PM's phone number" The management dislikes fans who are that agressive, and remember Larry's sister is one of the people in charge, and we all know how Larry feels about fans like that, so that should tell you something.
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I can't understand why anyone would call PM in the first place. If they do call I don't get why they would think that PM would give them the correct info.

If you have the time and the money to go to Dublin then just go and enjoy your trip! Don't worry about whether or not U2 is going to be at the studio. Sure it would be great to meet them but when I do get the chance to go to Dublin I'm not going to base it on whether or not U2 is in town. There is so much to see and do that I think I'd get over not meeting them at the studio.


Thanks for your post miss-U2!
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This is all very much like this recent thread:
http://forum.interference.com/t89783.html

I am very disheartened to learn that fans are bothering PM, but also claiming to be Interference staffers. The Staff works harder for you guys than you can imagine trying to get good stories and events coverage, and create good relationships with various outlets to ensure we get the latest information. Once privacy is breached, it wastes all of our hard work, and ruins Interference's reputation as a great website, zine and community. I'm really hoping that the situation isn't as sad as I think it is, because for the past two years, I've worked at this website like a second job for you guys, and we have big plans for the next year that could very well be ruined now.
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Right, I can't believe anybody would think they would give you that private info. If they did that they would have hundreds of people at the studio all the time. They also never know if it's a crazy person who might want to hurt the band too.
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I have to second what Carrie said.. Being the rookie on staff I know just how hard this team works.. It takes a great deal of energy and work to build up what they have over the years .. and we do it for the fans to bring this to you guys .. I now how much time I spend alone trying to make this work the best I can and it really does take the time of a second job you know.. I think you guys should be aware just how hard these folks work.. So yes it is disheartening to think that work could be put in jeopardy through careless fans.. You just don't like to say that ..we dont want to have to spend time back peddling and trying to mend fences that we shouldnt have to..

The more everyone resects that the better things you will see from Interference in the year to come, it just makes what we do that much harder if we have to keep re-establishing our reputation
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I'd be scared to death to call PM in the first place LOL (*edited to say*) to ask if they're going to be in Dublin or not. I would think they'd hang up on me if I asked that.

*edited again LOL*

Even when we walked by Principle Management on our way to the studios we wouldn't want to peek in or anything cos we thought i'd be disrespectful to do that.
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Long distance stalking is too much.
Exactly. That's why I hide in the bushes right outside their houses.

Seriously. I can't believe people would go to such lows just to meet a band.
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I agree. Very odd, and quite scary
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grr....
the idea that people are not only being pains in the ass, but doing it claiming to be from Interference when they're not.....

that's beyond selfish and disrespectful.


I hope the people busting their behinds for this site and this community are able to let PM know that it's certainly NOT any of their staffers pulling this classless BS.... none of you deserve that kind of crap in return for giving us all this place to go!

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Right I have read this post twice now and to say that I am fuming is an understatement!!

I have no idea who the people are involved but when I made the ONE phone call I was put through to someone from the U2 Managment team who was very nice and SHE asked me what date we would be there. Thats when she told me they would be recording abroad.

How on earth this is LONG DISTANCE STALKING!!!! I have no idea stalking is sitting outside the studios for hours on end days on end!!!!

To put the record straight I DID NOT say that I was anything to do with Intereference why on earth would anyone say that? At the end of the day it may be an excellent site but its only a fan site along with thousands of others.

Some of you need to think about what you post and by the way I am not nor are any of my friends bad U2 fans!!!!
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To put the record straight I DID NOT say that I was anything to do with Intereference why on earth would anyone say that? At the end of the day it may be an excellent site but its only a fan site along with thousands of others.
Bono's Tart .. nobody said this post was about you , certainly my comments were not directed at you at all.. The person mine were directed to know who they are so.. so no need for you to take this as a statement towards you..

why did you seem to think it was ??

As to this is only a fan site with thousands of others maybe you can visit other sites . However the people here do work hard to create a reputation I don't think anyone should undermind that at all.. It takes alot of work to run this machine .. how would you feel if you thought your name was being dragged through the mud

Again nobody once mentioned you.(unless I am mistaken)
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To put the record straight I DID NOT say that I was anything to do with Intereference why on earth would anyone say that? At the end of the day it may be an excellent site but its only a fan site along with thousands of others.

Some of you need to think about what you post and by the way I am not nor are any of my friends bad U2 fans!!!!
Actually you are incorrect - Interference.com is a Zine, News site and the biggest online U2 community. We do far more for fans than most U2 fan sites do. I can only think of 2 other U2 websites that work as hard. A fan site is a personal webpage created by a fan - Interference is FAR more than that, and has been for a long, long time.

PM is not a travel agency. Fans should not call PM asking if the band will be in town.
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good points about Interference .. it is much more !!
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