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Old 07-28-2009, 09:55 AM   #1
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wink U2 Dublin aftermath thread - It's all over ;_;

Cope with your withdrawal symptoms in here! Post your stories, clips, pics, or jokes about U2's Dublin gigs. I'll be posting mine as soon as I wake up enough to remember how to get pics off my phone

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quite the aftermath:


Tournee U2 vertraagt door demonstraties
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AMSTERDAM - De tournee van U2 loopt mogelijk vertraging op doordat demonstranten in Dublin voor vertraging in het transport van het podium zorgen. Zo hebben dinsdagochtend meer dan vijftig vrachtwagens een veerboot naar Groot-Brittannië gemist die ze wel hadden moeten halen. De actievoerders klagen over geluidsoverlast.

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De demonstranten uit Dublin zeggen met hun actie niet U2, maar de gemeente Dublin en de Gaelic Athletic Association te willen raken. In het hoofdkwartier van de laatste, het Croke Park stadion, heeft U2 er net drie concerten opzitten.
De demonstranten, omwonenden van Croke Park, zijn het er niet mee eens dat de gemeente en de Gaelic Athletic Association U2 toestemming heeft gegeven om het podium voor de concerten aan één stuk door af te breken.

Dit werk zou 44 uur duren, maar in de praktijk betekent dit dat het gebied een week lang 's nachts te kampen heeft met geluidsoverlast. U2 gaf vrijdag, zaterdag en maandag shows in de Ierse hoofdstad, waar de band in 1976 onder de naam Feedback opgericht werd.
U2 wil volgens een woordvoerder van de tourorganisatie niet riskeren dat actievoerders mogelijk onder de vrachtwagens terechtkomen, waardoor vertraging in het transport is ontstaan.
Wat voor gevolgen dit voor de tournee van U2 heeft, is nog onduidelijk, zegt de organisatie van de tournee.
Zo is nog niet helder of de verloren gegane uurtjes weer ingehaald kunnen worden, maar is ook nog onzeker of de vrachtwagens wel op latere veerboten kunnen worden ingepast.
"Het heeft hoe dan ook invloed op het tourschema." Veel speling lijkt er niet te zitten in het schema: vrijdag moet de band alweer optreden in het Zweedse Göteborg.
Zanger Bono, gitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton en drummer Larry Mullen Jr. zijn volgens de woordvoerder zeer teleurgesteld. "Het zorgt echt voor een smet op iets dat een fantastische ervaring en een fantastische show had moeten worden."
De promotor van de tournee MCD Productions heeft de demonstranten inmiddels per brief gewaarschuwd. MCD stelt dat de demonstranten voor de rechter kunnen worden gesleept door U2, de promotor en anderen die geld in de tournee hebben gestoken voor de mogelijke kosten als gevolg van hun actie.
Overigens werd ook in Barcelona, waar U2 de nieuwe wereldtour aftrapte, geklaagd over geluidsoverlast. Omwonenden van stadion Camp Nou dienden kort voor aanvang een klacht in. Volgens de klagers repeteerde de band langer dan was afgesproken.
U2 zou zich tot 22.00 uur hebben mogen voorbereiden op de nieuwe tour, maar de rockers zouden tot middernacht muziek hebben gemaakt.
Volgens Spaanse autoriteiten produceerden ze zeventig decibel, wat te vergelijken is met het geluid wat een stofzuiger op een meter afstand maakt.
De Ierse rockers, die vorige week nog in de Amsterdam Arena stonden, krijgen vanuit Barcelona mogelijk een boete, die volgens een Spaanse krant kan oplopen tot vijftienduizend euro.

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or something similar in English:

Dubliners decry U2's noisy all-night stage removal
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DUBLIN -- Dubliners angry over the around-the-clock dismantling of U2's monumental concert stage mounted street protests Tuesday, snarling the Irish band's plans for the next stages of their European tour.
Residents around Croke Park stadium said their aim was to embarrass Dublin City Council and the Gaelic Athletic Association - which authorized the all-night noise - not delay Ireland's most famous musical export.
But U2 managers said the protests meant more than 50 trucks carrying much of the band's 390-ton stage, TV screens, lighting and sound equipment missed their intended morning ferry.

AP Photo - Irish rock band U2 perform at Croke Park in Dublin Monday July 27, 2009.

Some trucks did depart the stadium several hours late as protesters stood aside. But tour organizers said it was too soon to determine whether any of U2's tightly scheduled concert dates in Sweden, Germany and Poland would be affected.
"We should all not be talking to you and (should be) on a boat," the tour's production director, Jake Berry, told reporters as several dozen residents protested beside three road junctions outside Croke Park, Ireland's largest stadium.
Berry said U2 did not want to risk accidents by driving any heavily laden trucks past protesters straddling roadways outside the stadium. He expressed surprise at the protests, even though plans for them have been widely reported in Ireland since last week.
Berry said he wasn't sure whether Tuesday's lost hours - and potential problems fitting trucks on later ferry services to Britain - would jeopardize any upcoming concert dates.
"It affects the tour schedule. Read that any way you want," he said.
Croke Park Area Residents' Committee spokesman David Purdue said that no one was "interested in any way in delaying U2 in any shape or form."
"This is primarily to get Dublin City Council and the Gaelic Athletic Association to take notice of us and recognize the damage they're doing to the local community," he said.
Berry said singer Bono, guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. were told of the Dublin disruption about 5 a.m. Tuesday as their private jet landed in Nice, France, where they are staying in between European gigs.
He said the band felt "pure disappointment. It's just really put a damp squib (sponge) on something that was a fantastic experience and fantastic show."
The protesting Dubliners complained that the council and sports authorities should not have cleared U2 to dismantle its stage over a continuous 44-hour period starting at 1 a.m. Tuesday - just two hours after the last of three Dublin concerts concluded before roaring crowds of 80,000.
In practice, the schedule means the area will suffer heavy nighttime noise for more than a week.
Activists from the residents committee, which plans protests throughout Tuesday, said they were willing to let U2's truck convoy carry out the most critical parts of the stage, including a telescoping bank of television screens and the stage's disco ball-topped spike.
The U2 concert promoters, MCD Productions, delivered a legal letter to the protesters, warning they could be sued for any financial losses incurred by the promoters, U2 or others with a financial stake in one of the world's biggest musical ventures.
U2 has three "Claw" stages - one of which is being constructed, another being dismantled, and a third being transported or in use any given moment of the tour.
The band is scheduled to perform in Goteborg, Sweden, on Friday and Saturday; Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Monday; and Chorzow, Poland, on Aug. 6. Tour directors declined to specify the next destination of the Claw being dismantled in Dublin.
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^^wow, that's harsh. Really, they are complaining after all the revenue generated for the city during a recession?
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It's all over the news.

Great to hear that Swedish fans may be punished for something that happened between these people and the city of Dublin.
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