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February 9th, 2002

U2 screwed??? @ 12:33 am

I'm currently feelin: frustrated frustrated
I'm currently hearin: U2 - Pop Musik

Okay, this might just be a rumor.... it might be something more. Tonight after watching the Olympics, my dad put on the news. I went in the other room minding my own business when he starts calling frantically for me. All I hear him yelling is "U2! U2!" (gotta love family that supports the obsession ;o)

Anyways... I rush to the room too late, but my pops said that supposedly the boys didn't get paid for the SB performance??!! (then again, dad's a little forgetful and later admitted the news might have been that U2 didn't "accept" the money, giving it to charity or whatever ::swoons::

So... does anyone know anything about this? I am usually so informed and can't find anything about it anywhere... It's really frustrating!

Love and Peace, ~AOH

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Date:February 9th, 2002 09:43 am (UTC)
Pro Bono Work
Josh Young

Entertainment Weekly

If Britney Spears landed $1 million for her Pepsi-through-the-
generations ads, how much did U2's rousing two-song Super Bowl stint
cost the NFL? Not a thing. According to a source, Mariah Carey, Paul
McCartney, and U2 didn't get a dime for their live performances on
the Feb. 3 telecast, though the NFL did pick up travel expenses (and
it's not like these folks fly JetBlue).

Interestingly, U2 weren't the NFL's first choice--Janet Jackson was
reportedly booked for the halftime extravaganza. Then, after the
Sept. 11 attacks, a group of team owners and league officials visited
New York City for NFL meetings and attended a U2 concert at Madison
Square Garden. Impressed by the socially conscious rockers and
concerned about setting the right tone for Super Bowl festivities,
they offered U2 the prime pre-Grammy gig--and in the process got a
stadium-size bargain.

Says one NFL insider: "We would have paid U2, but they didn't want
any money." (The band's publicist had no comment.)
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Date:February 9th, 2002 11:49 am (UTC)
I was just gonna post that LOL
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Date:February 9th, 2002 01:36 pm (UTC)


Ha ha... do you believe that I actually have that artical sitting in front of me right now??!! I am such an idiot, lol!! Thanks! Love and Peae, ~AOH

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