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Old 12-13-2004, 08:35 AM   #1
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2 types of fans

Why won't some people understand there are 2 types of U2 fans?

'old' fans
They DON'T like October, Pop, ATYCLB

'new' fans
They DO like October, Pop, ATYCLB


For example, I just read somebody here on the forum saying "all fans will agree with me if I say ATYCLB sucks". I mean, c'mon! I can count myself to the 'new' fans, since I became a fan in 2000, and I happen to like ATYCLB.

Is it so hard to understand that "a real fan" doesn't necessarily have to be an 'old' fan?
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:37 AM   #2
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What does October have to do with it? Not trying to argue, just curious.
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:40 AM   #3
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I'm an old fan, and I like POP and ATYCLB.

I only like a few tunes from october.
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Not another fan definition.
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:41 AM   #5
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Actually, I would say that there are millions of types of U2 fans, everyone is different. It is dangerous to bucket people into groups. Though I agree that a "real fan" does not have to be an "old fan".
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I am a fan of both types, if there is such a thing! And Im very proud of myself!
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I don't see those types, these are the ones I see:

"Old" fans who like 80's, ATYCLB, HTDAAB, and don't like Pop and Zooropa.

"New" fans who only like AB, Zooropa and Pop and hate evertything else.

"New" fans who like everything

"Old" fans who like everything
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I agree that a "real fan" does not have to be an "old fan".
I do too, I don't believe there is any such thing as a 'real' fan bringing it up only causes fights.
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I'm an "old fan" (since UF) and I like everything from October to HTDAAB
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I'm an old fan and I like ALL the albums.
I just have to be in a 'mood' to enjoy some of them.
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I'm an old fan and I like ALL the albums.
I just have to be in a 'mood' to enjoy some of them.
Same here
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ah, yet another 'fan' definition. good times.

anyone who enjoys u2's music, be it 'boy' or 'all that you can't leave behind', or whatever, qualifies as a 'fan'. we're all individuals, that's why we have such diverse tastes even within the u2 catalogue, and we don't fit neatly into categories.
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I do too, I don't believe there is any such thing as a 'real' fan bringing it up only causes fights.
Speaking of which - truce? I do not want to fight anymore, I never meant any of it personally.
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Speaking of which - truce? I do not want to fight anymore, I never meant any of it personally.
Okay
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Okay
Hey, my arguing with you, made me a War Child. Thanks!
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That's good to see!
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Hey, my arguing with you, made me a War Child. Thanks!
Congrats Keep posting you've got a long way to go! Sometimes the only reason I don't leave this forum is because I don't want to give up my lifetime achievement high post count
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I love all of their records...except "October" What does that make me??
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I don't understand why you would say "old" fans wouldn't like October. It was their 2nd album. And ATYCLB sounds more like 80s U2 than 90s U2, for certain.

The only album I don't like is Pop.
I never listen to Achtung Baby anymore, but I liked it when it first came out.
I actually listen to Zooropa quite a bit.
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I'm an old fan and I like ALL the albums.
I just have to be in a 'mood' to enjoy some of them.

You hit the nail right on the head. I am an old fan and I love *all* of their albums precisely because of the different moods they elicit.

I couldn't listen to October for the longest time because it was too slow for me. I rediscovered it about a month ago and I love it. I have to say that listening to October is a lot like reading Virginia Woolf. You dislike them when you first encounter them because you don't understand what they are saying and are too impatient to figure it out. Then you bump into them later on in life, and it's amore.
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