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Old 01-07-2002, 04:02 PM   #1
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Oh torture me no more! No- I too am guilty of the same, but I don't want to think about it!

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Old 01-07-2002, 04:04 PM   #2
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I didn't even add the week in Ireland because that was a weeks vacation that I would have spent anyway. Glad to see I am not alone. We all need to save for the 2003 tour.
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Hrmmm...do you see a good credit card commercial developing here? PRICELESS!


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Old 01-07-2002, 04:11 PM   #4
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I guess I spend about $150 on U2 last year

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Old 01-07-2002, 04:25 PM   #5
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I spend about $1500 with flights, hotel rooms and reserved seating. It was worth every penny!!!!
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Old 01-07-2002, 04:50 PM   #6
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Wow....

Well over 1500
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Old 01-07-2002, 04:51 PM   #7
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Too much. Way too much. I don't even know the exact number. All I know is that my Citibank Master Card owns my soul right now.

Hopefully it will be paid off in time for the next round of shows!

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Old 01-07-2002, 04:57 PM   #8
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Let's see... (I'm scared!!)

Miami was reserved.. $85
hotel was $85
gas was $65
+ boyfriend's.. $85

ATL was GA.. $45
ATL Hotel was $130
gas to ATL was $20
+boyfriend.. $45

Vegas was GA..$45
(was in Vegas for bizness so plane and hotel doesn't count)
+boyfriend... $45

Tampa was GC... $145
plane was $65
(stayed with a friend)


= $860
+ the latest & greatest in software, hardware & men's wear... $60

= around $920 on U2 in 2001.

yeesh.

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I refuse to even THINK about how much I spent this year on U2!
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come on Like O2 ( )
I was wondering how much you've spent too


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Old 01-07-2002, 05:19 PM   #11
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Yay, glad to know I'm not alone in this madness. I haven't the time, rather, the courage yet to calculate my U2 spendings last year.
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Old 01-07-2002, 08:46 PM   #12
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Well as long as I just posted I spent 503 hours in the GA line, I might as well throw in that those 30 shows in three countries cost about $18,000.

yeah, you read that right. that's everything from the first whopper in Miami in March to the last Margarita also in Miami....including my lost pay for all my time without pay b/c I exceeded my vacation time by over two weeks.

To make a short silly little commercial...

Cost of U2 tour...$18,000. 54 hours spent six feet from your favorite guitarist....

priceless.

You can't put a price on dreams coming true.

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Old 01-07-2002, 10:29 PM   #13
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You can't put a price on dreams coming true.
On the contrary, and I'd say you're over about $11,000.
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hmmmmm.... I started calculating this until someone mentioned film... I no longer want to know!!!
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I know that I am at least $2000 in debt because of U2 this year. I had to get most of my tickets from brokers, had to travel out of town, at least one night, two nights twice. Gas, hotels, travel expenses, t-shirts, program, keychain, pics, and of course the tickets. All chasing a dream- meeting the band. I never did. Sure the shows were great but I really wanted to meet them and talk to them. It was worth it but I admit to going to repeat shows in hopes of increasing my chances. Now I am left with the memories, and the bills- most at over 23% interest. Do ya think Bono will help with our debt relief?

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while you're living beyond all your means
and the man in the suit has just bought a new car
with the profit he's made on your dreams
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I was wondering how much you've spent too


You're my accountant, you need to figure it out for me!

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Old 01-08-2002, 01:34 AM   #17
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It would have been a few hundred US (2 shows and a bunch of stuff) but then I just had to go to Slane 1 so I don't even want to think about how much I spent in total on U2 last year! I do know that the credit card bill keeps coming as a friendly reminder...

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all told, I probably spent about $1,000 between airfare, tickets, hotel, food, souveniers, U2 product, extra stuff, etc. $800 is a lotta money for someone who is *unemployed.*

But YES I'd definitely do it all again!!!
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I probably spent around $3000-4000 all told for this tour, but then again I would spend my last nickel to see a U2 show.

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Old 01-08-2002, 03:53 AM   #20
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Just did my Finances from 01. I spent a couple thousand dollars on U2. Am I alone?

Just did my Finances from 01. I spent a couple thousand dollars on U2. Am I alone?

6 shows, travel, hotels,CDís, boot CDís, videos, books, posters, t-shirts ect. Wow it adds up.
I WOULD DO IT AGAIN
Please tell me I am not alone.


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