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Old 03-25-2002, 12:47 AM   #1
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how come U2 never thank the fans at all these award shows?

unless I missed something and they did, but I never remember this happening, anyway, I always wished Bono or Edge would chime in and say, "and we'd like to thank our fans -- the greatest in the world... "

I know I'm being trite and whiny, but come on, how about a little love from the band? at least they could thank us for not stealing the session tapes these last few times around
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Old 03-25-2002, 12:58 AM   #2
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I kinda feel the same way. I mean, it's great that they thank all the bigwigs at Interscope and all, but really, we don't even deserve a quick acknowledgement? We'd go through hell for them, and in some cases we have (waiting in the bitter cold for 5 hrs to get a good spot). It's nothing to cry over, and I know they love us, but it'd be cool if they said something on their big night. Even cooler if they mentioned Interference.

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Old 03-25-2002, 01:06 AM   #3
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Wow I never realized that.
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Old 03-25-2002, 01:09 AM   #4
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Er, they don't even thank their families so I don't think we have a right to complain!

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heh i never noticed that until now. i don't care that they don't thank us. i think it's mutual really. thanks enough is touring and giving their all live, and putting out heartfelt relevant albums.

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Old 03-25-2002, 01:32 AM   #6
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They don't thank us at the awards shows, but they sure do at the concerts:
"thanks for giving us a great life"

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grow up. just kidding.

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Old 03-25-2002, 01:53 AM   #8
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Wanderof, how come nobuddy here ever thanks me for my posts?

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maybe they check this forum

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Old 03-25-2002, 02:01 AM   #10
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They don't thank us at the awards shows, but they sure do at the concerts:
"thanks for giving us a great life"
Good point.

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Old 03-25-2002, 02:07 AM   #11
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Wow I never realized that.
My thoughts exactly.........
They might say it at concerts, buy why can't they say it for the rest of the world to hear?
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I have thought about it but never really cared. Don't know why but somehow when other artist do it it feels like it's something they have to say.

I'd rather see that they thank us the way they do today, infront of our eyes at meetings after concerts, outside hotels, on the street, at the studio and on and on. How many artist do that? Most of them run and hide from their fans and don't care at all about them and the next minute when it's safe up at the podium they act like their fans are the most important in the world. Bullshit!

I like my sig because that shows how much they think of us.

Sometimes I feel that the relationship is too private to be put out in the air for everyone to hear. Just like with their families as someone mentioned haven't got a notion. I don't know. So, as long as they show US, the fans that they care I don't care if they thank us at a silly award.

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I do remember one award show...but can't remember which one...where Bono at least pointed up toward the fan seats...and they screamed of course

I think it was the grammies last year...but can't remember...


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They don't thank us at the awards shows, but they sure do at the concerts:
"thanks for giving us a great life"

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I've heard them say things like this all the time. Also, "Thanks for sticking with us." I'm sure that they have said this at awards shows in the past, but definitely in interviews. It doesn't bother me at all though, even if they didn't thank the fans. They are artists who make music for themselves, not for me. Either way, I know they appreciate the fans. The music is thanks enough for me.

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here's my favorite bono quote, re: the fans:

it comes from the final Elevation show, 12/2/01, in Miami. During Out of Control, during the "slow" part, bono said the following:

"We knew, from the moment we stepped onstage here in beautiful Florida, that something special was going on with our band, and with our CROWD. it was out of control... out of controllllll...." (then it goes into the really fast part again.)

i just *love* that quote. *fuzzies*
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Sometimes I feel that the relationship is too private to be put out in the air for everyone to hear. Just like with their families as someone mentioned haven't got a notion. I don't know. So, as long as they show US, the fans that they care I don't care if they thank us at a silly award.
aww this really made me smile MissZoo!



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We'd go through hell for them, and in some cases we have (waiting in the bitter cold for 5 hrs to get a good spot).
5 hours? Try 13 hours when it's in the lower 30s, while it's raining.





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5 hours? Try 13 hours when it's in the lower 30s, while it's raining.
Oh, the joy of the 10/16 show.

I've never really thought about how they don't thank the fans at awards shows, but like ladywithspinninghead pointed out they don't usually thank their families so I guess it's not a big deal.

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Oh, the joy of the 10/16 show.
I was there.. NOT pleasant.

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unless I missed something and they did, but I never remember this happening, anyway, I always wished Bono or Edge would chime in and say, "and we'd like to thank our fans -- the greatest in the world... "

I know I'm being trite and whiny, but come on, how about a little love from the band? at least they could thank us for not stealing the session tapes these last few times around
U2 ALWAYS thanks their fans "for giving us a great life" during their concerts. Thanking the fans during concerts is personal and humble. Thanking the fans during award shows is nice, but is usually seems obligatory, contrived and phony---things that U2 never are during award shows. They make the funniest, most interesting and most memorable speeches at these shows. Lets stop complaining about them not thanking the fans because they frequently talk about their fans and thank them very often as well.
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