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I am just curious how U2.com was already in touch with a bunch of the fans to message them about the Paris thing before they posted it publicly asking for the rest of them to get in touch....

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I am just curious how U2.com was already in touch with a bunch of the fans to message them about the Paris thing before they posted it publicly asking for the rest of them to get in touch....

 

I'm also curious as to how they can put this together on the site and get people voting yet there's no news about the 2016 subscription package yet! 

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Glad to see Im not the only one annoyed at this whole thing...

 

No offense towards the fans pulled up. Though yes many on social media now use this as a status symbol along with meeting the band x amount of times

 

I made a comment on twitter about this and noticed I was instantly blocked by someone and her friends for daring to suggest being on the stage more than once (in the space of weeks) was a little unfair on others wanting to get on there once. Perhaps I hit a nerve! 

 

Can't be sure but there does seem to be a bit of a clique with the e-stage and if you're not in it then you've very little chance of getting your opportunity. I hate this kind of behaviour, if indeed I am right. Although I can't blame the band for this, I think much is down to the individual concerned. Some have very little concept that others might be wanting a first time opportunity whilst they and their buddies are all pushing ahead! 

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FWIW, I sincerely believe everyone should have a chance at this, and while I understand the addiction of getting on stage multiple times in one tour (I am not one of those), I also am uncomfortable with it to some degree, for that very reason (i.e. everyone having a chance). I think it all comes down to the band's comfort level with certain individuals who are known entities, which isn't always fair, but is the reality.   I am not part of any cliques, and no one helped me to get onstage except Adam Clayton! I do consider my experience a profound honor and of course I post my experiences with great pride. Anyone in my shoes would. But if I have ever come across as showing off, that was never my intention and I would sincerely apologize.

 

As to how some fans found out before the poll was out, well some of them are very famous and were easy to track down, I guess!

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FWIW, I sincerely believe everyone should have a chance at this, and while I understand the addiction of getting on stage multiple times in one tour (I am not one of those), I also am uncomfortable with it to some degree, for that very reason (i.e. everyone having a chance). I think it all comes down to the band's comfort level with certain individuals who are known entities, which isn't always fair, but is the reality. I am not part of any cliques, and no one helped me to get onstage except Adam Clayton! I do consider my experience a profound honor and of course I post my experiences with great pride. Anyone in my shoes would. But if I have ever come across as showing off, that was never my intention and I would sincerely apologize.

 

As to how some fans found out before the poll was out, well some of them are very famous and were easy to track down, I guess!

No you haven't you were cool about it. ;) Its the nonsense going on in social media by a select & privileged few which is just exacterbating this. Im trying my best to ignore it

 

Thanks, Shannon.  It is a crazy frenzy out there, that's for sure!

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Glad to see Im not the only one annoyed at this whole thing...

 

No offense towards the fans pulled up. Though yes many on social media now use this as a status symbol along with meeting the band x amount of times

I made a comment on twitter about this and noticed I was instantly blocked by someone and her friends for daring to suggest being on the stage more than once (in the space of weeks) was a little unfair on others wanting to get on there once. Perhaps I hit a nerve!

 

Can't be sure but there does seem to be a bit of a clique with the e-stage and if you're not in it then you've very little chance of getting your opportunity. I hate this kind of behaviour, if indeed I am right. Although I can't blame the band for this, I think much is down to the individual concerned. Some have very little concept that others might be wanting a first time opportunity whilst they and their buddies are all pushing ahead!

Oh there's completely a clique on Twitter. Ive been voted off the island & more or less now try & stay out of all that for my own sanity sake. Self preservation...

I unwittingly encountered this same Twitter clique when I dared to say I think this is a weird contest. Fans being asked to vote for their "favorite fan"? Fans campaigning online for votes? The contest seems to be encouraging unnecessary division when we should be celebrating the upcoming HBO broadcast of the band we all love....

 

I read that someone referred to this contest as the Hunger Games for U2 fans. Hilarious!! ;)

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I am just curious how U2.com was already in touch with a bunch of the fans to message them about the Paris thing before they posted it publicly asking for the rest of them to get in touch....

some fans are easily found, they might post a lot, on social media etc, so easy to contact. Others may not be on so much, or names not even known. 

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FWIW, I sincerely believe everyone should have a chance at this, and while I understand the addiction of getting on stage multiple times in one tour (I am not one of those), I also am uncomfortable with it to some degree, for that very reason (i.e. everyone having a chance). I think it all comes down to the band's comfort level with certain individuals who are known entities, which isn't always fair, but is the reality.   I am not part of any cliques, and no one helped me to get onstage except Adam Clayton! I do consider my experience a profound honor and of course I post my experiences with great pride. Anyone in my shoes would. But if I have ever come across as showing off, that was never my intention and I would sincerely apologize.

 

As to how some fans found out before the poll was out, well some of them are very famous and were easy to track down, I guess!

 

What a sensible post from someone who's been on stage with the band. Please be assured that none of my comments were aimed at you - sadly thinking that once on stage with the band is enough of a privilege is a minority opinion in certain quarters.

 

Again I think the band are blurring the lines themselves to a degree; if they want to be seen as 'punk rock' and invite the audience on stage then they must also have to accept that it will not always go right for them - to start picking and choosing those who you believe you will be comfortable with isn't as edgy as they like to claim they are.

 

Sadly I believe your experience will be the minority with some fans seemingly greasing their way on to the stage before the show has even started. I've seen images on twitter of some taking pics of themselves with venue and band security as though they're best buddies as they flirt their way into their good books. I find it all a little distasteful myself but then I'm a miserable old sod tbh! 

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I am just curious how U2.com was already in touch with a bunch of the fans to message them about the Paris thing before they posted it publicly asking for the rest of them to get in touch....

some fans are easily found, they might post a lot, on social media etc, so easy to contact. Others may not be on so much, or names not even known. 

 

 

It appears the poll was up and running - meaning votes could be cast - before the list of name was even completed. Surely this will only give some an unfair advantage over others. Seems a little shabbily put together at short notice. I'm reading tweets from some who have not even been added to the poll yet!!! 

 

Perhaps the winner(s) has already been selected, who knows! 

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