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FANS SHOCKED OVER U2 TRIBUTE TUNE GAFFE

27th November 2010

By Laura Neil

 

IRISH rockers U2 angered fans at a New Zealand gig.

 

They were slammed for singing I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking

For after paying tribute to the 29 men who died in the recent mine

disaster.

 

Fans were shocked by the "insensitive" choice given that the bodies

have not yet been recovered.There were looks of disbelief when the

band then went into their huge 1987 hit.

 

One fan said: "Bono made two mentions of the miners, but it was a

really awkward moment for the first. I don't think I was the only one

who thought it was more than a little insensitive.

 

"People were looking round at each other."

 

Bono, 50, told the crowd he knew the country was struggling to cope

with the tragedy.

 

Earlier, rapper Jay-Z, 40, who is touring with the Irish supergroup,

also remembered the miners. He dedicated his song Forever Young to the

fallen men.

 

"They will always be in our hearts and they will always be forever

young," he said.

FANS SHOCKED OVER U2 TRIBUTE TUNE GAFFE

27th November 2010

By Laura Neil

 

IRISH rockers U2 angered fans at a New Zealand gig.

 

They were slammed for singing I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking

For after paying tribute to the 29 men who died in the recent mine

disaster.

 

Fans were shocked by the "insensitive" choice given that the bodies

have not yet been recovered.There were looks of disbelief when the

band then went into their huge 1987 hit.

 

One fan said: "Bono made two mentions of the miners, but it was a

really awkward moment for the first. I don't think I was the only one

who thought it was more than a little insensitive.

 

"People were looking round at each other."

 

Bono, 50, told the crowd he knew the country was struggling to cope

with the tragedy.

 

Earlier, rapper Jay-Z, 40, who is touring with the Irish supergroup,

also remembered the miners. He dedicated his song Forever Young to the

fallen men.

 

"They will always be in our hearts and they will always be forever

young," he said.

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Surrenders I think we need to take this article with a grain of salt - look at the paper it was in. I haven't seen anything published about this here in NZ, in fact none of the people around me even mentioned it.

 

You'd be taking a fairly literal meaning of the lyrics to come to the conclusion mentioned in this article and typical of the press, it makes no mention of the emotionally charged moment that was One Tree Hill on either night - thats where the real dedication was - with the scrolling of the 29 names.

 

I take it the Daily Mail is a paper renowned for taking pot shots at Bono and other celebrities....

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wow, cant believe this. some people are just so sad.

like daniel says (i seem to agree lots with daniel the last few days wink.gif) if you get offended with that you had better stayed home. cause you could even take offence with people goin to a concert for that matter! what were you doin there after a terrible thing like this happened??? i mean: come on.....
just saying, the world doesnt stop, life goes on. and the names and dedicating the song was a tribute to the deceased. stop being so negative (media)people, please!
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I am actually offended by that article!

 

ISHFWILF was a beautiful tribute, and to destroy that tribute to the miners is a disrespectful thing to do to the 29 lost, in my opinion.

 

We should complain. I'm sick of the Daily Mail making up crap, having no respect at all for anyone.

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Surrenders I think we need to take this article with a grain of salt - look at the paper it was in. I haven't seen anything published about this here in NZ, in fact none of the people around me even mentioned it.

 

You'd be taking a fairly literal meaning of the lyrics to come to the conclusion mentioned in this article and typical of the press, it makes no mention of the emotionally charged moment that was One Tree Hill on either night - thats where the real dedication was - with the scrolling of the 29 names.

 

I take it the Daily Mail is a paper renowned for taking pot shots at Bono and other celebrities....

I don't know anything about the Daily Mail but I get what you're saying. I thought OTH was the tribute song anyway. 

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wow, cant believe this. some people are just so sad.
like daniel says (i seem to agree lots with daniel the last few days wink.gif) if you get offended with that you had better stayed home. cause you could even take offence with people goin to a concert for that matter! what were you doin there after a terrible thing like this happened??? i mean: come on.....
just saying, the world doesnt stop, life goes on. and the names and dedicating the song was a tribute to the deceased. stop being so negative (media)people, please!
Love to agree with you, barbara, especially in these heated topicswink.gif
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What a wank of an article.
Just a cheap tabloid taking any opportunity to have a dig at U2 even if the events are completley fabricated.

Surely the crowd would have been more offended by Jay Z's Biggie and 2pac comments.

What's next, chastising U2 for playing Vertigo just in case anyone in the audience suffers from vertigo?

This article is more offensive than any faux pas Bono might have made.

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