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January 25th, 2005

My heart is breaking..... @ 05:43 pm

I'm currently feelin: sad sad

Here is my response to the U2page.com letter and a note to MTV news. ....

Well said! I've seen U2 live 4 times and each time it's been the greatest
moment of my life but I don't think I'll get to see them this time. They've sold
out it appears, to Apple, and to the money. I've sold my car, quit my job, and
gone far into debt in order to see, hear, and feel the music of U2 because I
thought they were an honest, true as can be, group of guys. I feel like they've
forgotten about the fans and what it feels like TO BE A FAN. It breaks my heart.
On top of this hardly any shows in America, and none in the south, hurts even
more. Im a student. I can't afford to fly to D.C. or California or other "blue
states" to see the shows.

I want to remain a fan but sometimes a band has to think like a fan. U2.com
is a rip off. Having to pay an extra $40 just to get priority ticketing reeks of
selling out. I've been treated better by Ticketmaster. I don't know how much
more I can take but for now the posters will stay on the wall, the records
framed, and I'll continue to listen to the music and hope.

and here's the note to MTV News:

Just a suggestion but you might check out the growing pissed off legions of U2 fans, tired of being ripped off. It's growing and growing and maybe if MTV looked into it the band might see it from the fans perspectives. Here's a URL to check out:


Also look at www.interference.com/ and even the message boards at U2.com.

What happens when fans of the biggest band in the world get shafted, check it out.
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Date:January 25th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
good call going to mtv.com.
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Date:January 25th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)

There must be thousands of us in the same boat. Everywhere you go in U2 land, there's hundreds of people saying the same stuff.

It really is quite an eye opener.
Date:January 25th, 2005 11:00 pm (UTC)
It's just sad I think. I LOVE everything about U2. I remember reading U2: At the End of the World and thinking "Gosh I wish i was there" ..I dunno... it feels like they've forgotten what it was like to be a fan.
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Date:January 25th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)

While the pre-sale situation totally sucks (I have no tix but I might still go for nosebleeds later) I wanted to clarify something:

On top of this hardly any shows in America, and none in the south, hurts even more. Im a student. I can't afford to fly to D.C. or California or other "blue states" to see the shows.

This is not about "blue states" -- and they'll be returning to the US in the fall and hitting all the cities they normally do during that leg...
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Date:January 25th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)

^that is just amazing. you put your heart and soul into that and it really shows the effect this band can have on people of all ages.
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Date:January 25th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
They should also send it to Rolling Stone and Spin magazines.

I'm so glad now that I didn't spend the fourty bucks to be a member!
Date:January 25th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)

I added my letter to those replies

i think there are over 150 replies now. VERY WELL WRITTEN! I hope more people will write to every major news organisiation they can think of.
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Date:January 25th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)
U2 actually didn't get paid for the Apple iTunes promotion. I've read it in several interviews. They did it for free simply because they wanted the exposure for HTDAAB.

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