November 29th, 2005

old books
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A minor complaint...

I'm sure I'm going to get bitched at for this, but I am really sick of reading all the "slashy" conversations in this community regarding the members of U2. I'm sorry, but I don't want to read comments that hint at Bono getting it on with Edge, or Adam, or Larry, and I know I'm not alone in this sentiment. I have nothing against slash itself, but I think that sort of thing should be kept in designated communities, not spilling all over this one in practically every post I read. Could you gals possibly try to restrain yourselves? Please?
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first u2 show.

Hey everyone. My first U2 show ever (holy crap i'm excited.) is gonna be in Charlotte on the 12th (which is a week before my 21st birthday!!) and I was just wondering what you guys think is the best way to get the closest (I have GA) and being able to see/get autographs from the band at the buses. Cuz if I'm in line I can't leave to go to the buses, right? Any suggestions or input at all would be great. Thank you guys so much in advance!
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Chicago DVD

Posted my thoughts on the Chicago DVD on my own LJ and decided to share with the group. I'm sticking it behind a cut in case people haven't seen yet and don't want my silly opinions and spoilers, heehee.

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U2 in the NYT Business Section, 11-28-2005

David Carr
Media Age Business Tips From U2
Published: November 28, 2005
The New York Times
IN pop culture, nothing lasts forever. But U2 is coming close.

On the surface, the formula U2 used to send 20,000 fans into sing-along rapture at Madison Square Garden last Tuesday night was as old as rock 'n' roll: four blokes, three instruments, a bunch of good songs. Add fans, cue monstrous sound system, light fuse and back away.

But that does not explain why, 25 years in, four million people will attend 130 sold-out shows this year and next that will gross over $300 million and how their most recent album, "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," has already sold eight million copies.

For that, you have to look at U2 less as a band than as a multimillion-dollar, multinational media company, one of the smarter ones around.
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