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November 24th, 2009

Sad long time fan @ 04:45 pm

phoenixothon:
I have been a fan since 1981.
I have been to every concert tour since War.
Except this one.
I count myself extremely lucky because of this.
U2 has touched my heart more than any other band, and has been a part of my life for 28 years.
I sit here listening to Achtung Baby in tears, because it is so beautiful and Bono is such an insightful poet, reminiscent of the Druid Bards who are his long past ancestors, and I wonder is some of that magic still living in his blood.
I know it is.
I am sad that as hard as I work, that I simply cannot afford to go.
To miss Bono, U2 my comfort in times most dire.
Sorry guys, this time the economy is too bad.
 
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From:scruby
Date:November 24th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry that you can't afford going to a concert on this tour, but being in every tour until now since War is just amazing. I've only been to this tour. I always say that if I had a time machine I'll go back to see U2 at the Zoo TV tour.
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From:honey_child
Date:November 24th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
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I always say that if I had a time machine I'll go back to see U2 at the Zoo TV tour.

Me too!
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From:phoenixothon
Date:November 25th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
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lol! u guise
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From:stargazer60
Date:November 24th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
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Amazing....I'm sort of the opposite, yet the same -- a long time fan, since the beginning pretty much, but due to the way life turned out for me, I've only been able to see them on the Vertigo and 360 tours.

There have been other fannish interests for me over the years, but for almost 30 years....U2 has been my constant. Words cannot express the love I have for Adam, Larry, Edge and Bono.....
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From:adriana_is
Date:November 25th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
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Same here. I've been a fan since 1981 as well and, due to life and other stuff, saw them for the very first time in 2001 for the Elevation tour, and then the Vertigo tour. I am so sad that they're back to stadiums vs arenas because those were pretty darn good and more intimate.

I'm not seeing them this year but plan on seeing them in June at Anaheim.

I hope that circumstances change for you and you do not miss our beautiful lads. I totally agree with how you feel about them. Their music has been with me through every childbirth, every sad and happy occasion, every moment. I can't imagine not having their music in my life, isn't that unreal?

I hope you do get to see them, I'll be keeping a good thought for you.

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From:corianderstem
Date:November 25th, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
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That truly stinks - I'm sorry. :-(

Are they playing near you? Or is it travel cost AND ticket cost that's giving you the recession blues?
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From:rosephile
Date:November 25th, 2009 07:32 am (UTC)
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I'm selfish and spend my just-over-1/4-full-time earnings on U2 concerts. I have no dependents though. ;)
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From:scaryrich
Date:November 28th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
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think that classes you as a stalker and nutter :)
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From:rosephile
Date:November 30th, 2009 07:08 am (UTC)
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Sadly, no "stalking" has gone on. ;) I've always been in line when they arrive and never know where they're staying (and haven't lived where they'd go to semi-public events, yadda yadda yadda...).

...unless you count unexpectedly seeing Larry at the Honolulu airport. XD
From:striped_bouncer
Date:November 25th, 2009 09:42 am (UTC)
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truly sorry to hear that :-(

what about those 30 Euro / Dollar tickets? wouldn't those be an option, to just be inside the stadium, be there? or don't they play anywhere near your place at all?
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From:pattinthehatt
Date:November 25th, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
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I so understand. A LOT of not-twenty-something fans felt the same with the Elevation Tour. A lot of younger fans were really snotty about it, too, saying that older fans should be able to afford the pricey tickets. Because folks in their thirties and forties don't have children and mortgages and health issues sucking up their incomes, and they're all wildly successful financially, of course. And it's their own faults if they have a hereditary health issue or have been in an accident that precludes them from being in festival seating.

Do something kind for yourself on the night of the show you would have attended. Turn out all the lights and turn up the stereo. Listen to Bono croon your favorite songs to you in the darkness. I know it's not the same. It can't be. But it's something.
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From:cebulka26
Date:November 25th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
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I feel for you so much. When I was given U2 tickets to my first concert during the Vertigo tour, I told myself to set aside money every month so next time there was a tour date near me, I could go as well. If I had not done that, I would have been in the same boat. Damn college loans etc. almost broke me but I refused to touch this money.

Most of my close friends said they couldn't go with me because of money. So I am sad for you as I am sad for them. It just won't be as fun as an experience without them there.
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From:ayajedi
Date:November 27th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
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I hope things change and you somehow get to see the 360 tour. I'm still paying for my overseas trip to see them but it was worth it
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From:scaryrich
Date:November 28th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
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sorry dude/dudette, that sucks, but you are indeed lucky to have seen all of those tours.
I'd buy you the ticket, plane ticket and hotel stay if you could take me to a popmart or zoo tv tour :)

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