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I've been a huge U2 fan for over 25 years - spending thousands and thousands of dollars traveling to see them in concert around the world.  I have to say I'm quite disappointed there hasn't been a peep from the band regarding the devastation of Sandy in the New York/New Jersey area.  They stepped up for Katrina, where are they now?  They all live in NY from time to time.  If they saw the ruins left behind from Sandy; how could they not help in some way.  I may not be as loyal going forward if I don't hear something soon. 

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I agree with you

 

 

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I've been a huge U2 fan for over 25 years - spending thousands and thousands of dollars traveling to see them in concert around the world.  I have to say I'm quite disappointed there hasn't been a peep from the band regarding the devastation of Sandy in the New York/New Jersey area.  They stepped up for Katrina, where are they now?  They all live in NY from time to time.  If they saw the ruins left behind from Sandy; how could they not help in some way.  I may not be as loyal going forward if I don't hear something soon. 

 

 

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While it'd be nice to see them there I think its slightly unfair to criticise them for it or call it alarming.

 

Plus with a bill that included a Nirvana reunion, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney & The Rolling Stones they probably felt it was well covered.

 

If you live in the UK/Ireland you would probably be surprised how negative the media and general population are to Bono in particular with his political/charity endeavours. Not my personal opinion but its the truth over here at least though not many ever criticise the music.

 

To quote a popular joke..."Bono dreams about being god...God dreams about being Bono".

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I don't find it alarming that they weren't involved. I thought briefly they might with Bono being a part time resident of NYC but, I don't have any ill feelings toward the band for not being involved. It isn't necessary for them to jump to the aid of every catastrophe in the world. I think the Jersey Shore had it's reps musically with Bruce and JBJ and quite honestly with a full line up like this:

 

Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney.

 

U2 wasn't really all that missed.

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i'm in agreement with not being alarmed by the band not being involved in the actual relief efforts, would be nice to see, but not alarmed ....

HOWEVER.......Dzu2 mentioned "there hasnt been a peep" from the band.......I think could have at least mentioned something

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