Your fandom at this point

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Your fandom at this point
« on: July 16, 2023, 03:20:06 PM »
Just thought a poll would be fun. I know the options wonít describe everyoneís feelings exactly but just pick the closest.

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Re: Your fandom at this point
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2023, 03:24:30 PM »
I picked absolutely fucking done. There might be like one molecule of a fingernail left but itís just absurd. I do hope for like one good song, one more Little Things, but I think even if they deliver it itíll feel sour to me. So itís done, really, and both Bono and Edge can fuck right off.

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Re: Your fandom at this point
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2023, 03:34:08 PM »
Iím as big a fan as ever.

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Re: Your fandom at this point
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2023, 03:44:07 PM »
I am in the clouds.  I literally have no idea where i stand.  U2 aren't my favorite band anymore,  they have been surpassed by several other bands.  Maybe still top 5 but even then it's based on their 20th century back catalog and nothing they have done this century. 

A childhood friend of mine told me recently that he no longer has any desire to see them play live.  This is coming from the friend who went with me to 8 concerts from POPMART through 360,  we traveled as far as Atlanta for Elevation and St Louis for POPMART.  I get it though - my loyalty has been tested about as much as i can withstand.

The band seemed to have a crisis when Adam Clayton missed a show in Sydney 30 years ago.  They had a real come to Jesus moment apparently and Adam either had to stop drinking or it would be the end of U2,  as i remember reading in the Bill Flannagin book.  That these guys were willing to break up the band instead of go on without him says alot about their character and loyalty.  30 years later these same guys seem content to tour without their founding member just so they can be the first band to open the Sphere.  What has happened to their loyalty?  This clearly isn't the same band we used to know. 

I guess i could look the other way if they were still putting out interesting music,  but hell,  what was the latest thing they released (not counting anything that was "re-imagined"),  Your song saved my life,  we are the people we've been waiting for,  ahisma? 

We did enjoy the Joshua Tree Tour in 2017 save for one or two songs which were overly political or bathed in woke madness.  I suppose that i will be interested to see video from the Sphere,  and honestly i hope to see and hear moments that impress or inspire,  but i won't be holding my breath.

The last few years have been rough for u2 fans.  The band should have probably retired with Paul McGuinness.  Hopefully there is some magic still left,  maybe God will walk through the room in the studio one more time,  etc.  Maybe i am crazy and this is all just a dream.

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Re: Your fandom at this point
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2023, 04:38:01 PM »
I am in the clouds.  I literally have no idea where i stand.  U2 aren't my favorite band anymore,  they have been surpassed by several other bands.  Maybe still top 5 but even then it's based on their 20th century back catalog and nothing they have done this century. 

A childhood friend of mine told me recently that he no longer has any desire to see them play live.  This is coming from the friend who went with me to 8 concerts from POPMART through 360,  we traveled as far as Atlanta for Elevation and St Louis for POPMART.  I get it though - my loyalty has been tested about as much as i can withstand.

The band seemed to have a crisis when Adam Clayton missed a show in Sydney 30 years ago.  They had a real come to Jesus moment apparently and Adam either had to stop drinking or it would be the end of U2,  as i remember reading in the Bill Flannagin book.  That these guys were willing to break up the band instead of go on without him says alot about their character and loyalty.  30 years later these same guys seem content to tour without their founding member just so they can be the first band to open the Sphere.  What has happened to their loyalty?  This clearly isn't the same band we used to know. 

I guess i could look the other way if they were still putting out interesting music,  but hell,  what was the latest thing they released (not counting anything that was "re-imagined"),  Your song saved my life,  we are the people we've been waiting for,  ahisma? 

We did enjoy the Joshua Tree Tour in 2017 save for one or two songs which were overly political or bathed in woke madness.  I suppose that i will be interested to see video from the Sphere,  and honestly i hope to see and hear moments that impress or inspire,  but i won't be holding my breath.

The last few years have been rough for u2 fans.  The band should have probably retired with Paul McGuinness.  Hopefully there is some magic still left,  maybe God will walk through the room in the studio one more time,  etc.  Maybe i am crazy and this is all just a dream.

Which bands do you currently like more than U2?

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Re: Your fandom at this point
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2023, 05:47:53 PM »
Challenged.

Pros :
I found an interest in Songs of... yes, even SOS. Some songs on SOI & SOE are among their best, IMO.
I loved Bono's book and book tour.

Cons :
The silly releases : your song, we are the people, Ahimsa... I'll expand to Best thing about me. It's like they lost their musical compass. They promote these but stick Book of Your Heart as an extra ? WTF ?
E+I tour : Bono's endless speeches really ruined it.
The business side : we're being held at gun point right now. It's a robbery.
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: Your fandom at this point
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2023, 05:49:42 PM »
Zero fucks given.

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Re: Your fandom at this point
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2023, 07:11:14 PM »
Zero fucks given.

Do you feel that canadian bacon and pineapple are acceptable pizza toppings?

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Re: Your fandom at this point
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2023, 08:21:38 PM »
My fandom is being challenged right now but Iím holding out hope.
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Re: Your fandom at this point
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2023, 12:21:21 AM »
I'm between options 3 and 4, I would say.  I have some hope that they will eventually produce some good music again, but SOS and YSSML are extremely discouraging.  I would say though that my "fandom" isn't really in jeopardy.  I will always be a U2 fan no matter how dire it gets because of how much their earlier work means to me.

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Re: Your fandom at this point
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2023, 03:02:58 AM »
Zero fucks given.

Do you feel that canadian bacon and pineapple are acceptable pizza toppings?

Absolutely!

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Re: Your fandom at this point
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2023, 08:36:25 AM »
Zero fucks given.

Do you feel that canadian bacon and pineapple are acceptable pizza toppings?

Absolutely!

Awesome.  I love them as well.  Sadly my other half does not agree therefore i rarely get treated with pineapple on my pizza. 


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Re: Your fandom at this point
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2023, 09:08:16 AM »
All interest in various kinds of music waxes and wanes over time.

If and when U2 put out a new album, I'll get it and listen to it with interest, and although I won't have high expectations, I'll still hope to be pleasantly surprised by it, at least by a few odd songs on the record.


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Re: Your fandom at this point
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2023, 09:39:02 AM »
Zero fucks given.

Do you feel that canadian bacon and pineapple are acceptable pizza toppings?

Absolutely!

Awesome.  I love them as well.  Sadly my other half does not agree therefore i rarely get treated with pineapple on my pizza.

Thatís a shame.

This is my absolute favourite pizza:

Tomato base, mozzarella, chargrilled pineapple & brewery cured pancetta with a hot chilli honey drizzle.

I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Re: Your fandom at this point
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2023, 09:51:28 AM »
as of July 2023. I struggle with the business side of u2. The greed is off the scale (and u2 are big enough to curtail this if they wanted).

Musically speaking.....still my fave music act ever. I am really hopeful/excited at getting to see the band live soon (on a proper world tour). My only hope is...that it will be arena shows.
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