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March 9th, 2005

Mobile phones durring One @ 04:54 pm

arcmorality:
I'm currently feelin: surprised surprised
I'm currently hearin: Crown - The Waterboys

Anyone else think this is a crazy idea? Or is just me?

From www.atu2.com

while U2 performs "One," fans will be able to send an SMS message via cellphone
in support of the ONE Campaign. The names of fans who sign this virtual petition
will appear on the video screen as U2 plays, and those fans will later be
invited to formally join the ONE Campaign.


Don't get me wrong. The campaign is a very important one. But surely it could be done like before the gig, have a video announcement from Bono telling you what todo, then have names on the screen durring the song. I don't really wannt to hear 15,000 mobile phones bleeping away, whilst the band are performing One. I hate mobile phones going off at gigs full stop. So to have the band encourage people to use the phone durring the gig surprises me.
 
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From:kyrillion
Date:March 9th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
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oh. ugh. that's not good. During One??? I'll be too busy swooning, thanks. And smiting the yuppies standing there playing with their phones.
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From:jenvargas
Date:March 9th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
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What a nice idea! Although I doubt, in a concert regardless of the song, that we'd be able to hear any cellphone noises. Especially if fans set their phones to silent.

But I do like your idea better ;)
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From:kevvvy
Date:March 9th, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
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Its hard enough to get a signal when there are that many people in the one area so fuck knows how that'll work. Personally I can't hear the person next to me talking never mind their phone going off. Funnily enough they casn hear me farting!!
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 9th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
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I always get the cunt with the loudest ringtone standing next to me at gigs. Then they start flapping the phone about in the air for the next 5 mins!!
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From:kevvvy
Date:March 9th, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
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That does my tits right in!! You see them with their phones in the air and you just know the person on the other side is going 'hello?...............HELLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?.......................HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...........what the fuck is that noise, can't make it out'
You can't make out anything from those shitty little mics.
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 9th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
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Got the best one at the FF gig in Chicago. Some prick was waving his phone about during take me out.... then somebody jolted him in the back, he dropped the phone which of course smashed on the concrete floor!!! :-D

Always like to give them a good nudge if they do that to me like!!
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From:sirensong984
Date:March 9th, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
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it probably will be prior to the song starting, as it would probably be hard to get all those names read in the text message and put up on the screen. however, if it's anything like what i've seen at concerts lately (and i'm sure it's worse) people won't put their cellphones up during any part of the show thanks to camera and video phones. it will never be completely dark at a concert again
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 9th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)

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Yes! - the encore. One will most probably one of the encore songs. They could put up a video message during the encore break. Then the names flash up durring the song. Saves all the hastle durring song.
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From:isabelle_guns
Date:March 9th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
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I agree that would suck ass

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