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I may be in Australia, but to speak out as a U2 fan?

I feel for U2 and feel for the fans.

For fans looking forward to see the worlds best band U2, and some fans that had to travel so far to see U2, and get told it's cancelled.

It would be so upsetting for the fans, and if I was there I would be too, speaking as a fan.

But I would feel more for U2, that would not have been a easy decision to make. And one that would not be taken lightly.

U2 are fantastic. The way they think of their fans and as in the way they get involved with them, and to think of their safety so fans don't get hurt.

U2 are pretty special to put fans first before themselves.

To cancel the concert is the right decision, it just isn't worth someone getting hurt, or someone's life. If there is not enough security it should be cancelled no matter how much it hurts fan.

You must put yourself in their shoes to understand. If something happened and you said the show must go on when you know it is dangerous, if something happened it wouldn't be a nice feeling knowing you could of stopped the concert. You would never forgive youself.

You made the right decision U2 thank you for thinking of the fans safety, and also for your safety.

Your safety is important fans, as fans safety is important to you.

All the best to the fans, and all the best to you U2.

Love you with all my heart U2. :u2-1383: :wub:  :wub: :wub: :wub: Karen.

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It is very sad that the show was cancelled, but I agree with the decision for public safety.  I DO NOT agree with the violence that has erupted, but I DO agree with the reasons behind the protest.  Those committing acts of violence are wrong...not everyone protesting are thugs.  

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I feel like U2 re-scheduling the concert would be an incredibly important gesture from the band.  I know that as artists they are not required to do anything beyond make music and sell it, but this Joshua Tree tour is as much a plea to America to fulfill its promise as a country as it is a rock concert. As a resident of a suburb of St Louis I know this region needs to hear this message more than ever after Ferguson and this weekend.   It is a very divided city right now (in a very divided country).  

Again, I know it's not U2's job but the city could use the boost that the concert would bring economically as well.  This was supposed to be a big weekend for STL - a sold out Ed Sheeran concert was also cancelled today.  

Even though I don't always agree with Bono's methods (not a fan of some of the former Presidents he likes to hang with) I love U2 for their commitment to social justice as much as their music and I suppose I hold them to a higher standard than I guess I should.  

All that said, I am also probably being a little selfish because I am severely disappointed the show was cancelled!  

 

 

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On 9/16/2017 at 12:57 PM, mksiggy75 said:

The victim was ALLEGEDLY dealing heroin.  The victim had a gun planted on him by the indicted officer.  The indicted officer said "i'm going to kill this motherfucker" before approaching Anthony Lamar Smith's vehicle or seeing this imaginary weapon.  The indicted officer was carrying and used a weapon that he was not authorized to have on duty.  No officer is empowered to be judge, jury, & executioner.  No human deserves to be shot in the street this way.  #blacklivesmatter  #anthonylamarsmith  

Did you watch the video? I did. If he wasn't doing anything wrong why would he run like he did? He hit the cop car, damn near ran them over, and takes off driving at speeds over 80 mph on city streets. The gun wasn't planted, where's the officer going to hide a gun of that size as to not be seen on him? Smith was a drug dealer and a thug, plain and simple. He been arrested several timesCourt records show he had a criminal record that included convictions for unlawful possession of a firearm and drug distribution. At the time of the shooting, he was on probation for a theft charge related to a 2010 crime in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Heroin was found in the car. He ran because as a felon if you're caught with heroin and a firearm, you are doing time period. Free ticket back to the big house. Here's some advice, when stopped by the police, be polite, do exactly as they tell you, and you'll be just fine. Because without a police force what you'll have is anarchy. If BLM wants to protest something, tell em to pick any democratic controlled city like say Chicago and protest the killings there, heck they only had 10 killed and 32 wounded this past weekend. Oh I forgot, black on black crime doesn't matter.....

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We traveled five hours to attend the concert only to have it cancelled.  I completely understand and agree with the decision to cancel.   But why not reschedule?   This is an opportunity for U2 to be the U2 of the Joshua Tree, Under a Blood Red Sky, and a voice of compassion and reason when a city like St. Louis needed it.     Not to mention 40,000 fans who may never get the chance to see this tour now.    I personally will likely not see the concert now, and I am (selfishly I know) very upset and disappointed.   Please reschedule, don't simply walk away from this.

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Due to schedule conflicts, I am not able to attend the concert in San Diego. It broke my heart not to be able to see U2 in my hometown (like I did 30 years ago). My husband saw how devastated I was so he booked a flight and rooms in St. Louis and told me in May to get the tickets!!  I was over the moon with excitement of actually seeing U2 in concert, in a city I've never been, and with my husband.  To find out that morning that the concert was cancelled was a huge blow.  We were stuck in a city where most of the businesses were closed due to protests, it was 90 degrees and humid, and all I wanted to do was go home and cry!  While we were refunded for the concert tickets, we wasted a lot of time and money on flights and hotels in a city that didn't want our patronage!!!  I hope someday I will get the chance to see U2 again.......

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Just now, nenit_wills said:

Due to schedule conflicts, I am not able to attend the concert in San Diego. It broke my heart not to be able to see U2 in my hometown (like I did 30 years ago). My husband saw how devastated I was so he booked a flight and rooms in St. Louis and told me in May to get the tickets!!  I was over the moon with excitement of actually seeing U2 in concert, in a city I've never been, and with my husband.  To find out that morning that the concert was cancelled was a huge blow.  We were stuck in a city where most of the businesses were closed due to protests, it was 90 degrees and humid, and all I wanted to do was go home and cry!  While we were refunded for the concert tickets, we wasted a lot of time and money on flights and hotels in a city that didn't want our patronage!!!  I hope someday I will get the chance to see U2 again.......

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Sitting on the steps under the Arch trying to explain to this little Scare Pig that we will not be seeing U2 as planned

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Live in STL. And though I completely understand both the cancellation and the rights of the protesters; it was kind of an ordeal getting to see this show. I had tickets to Louisville, but could not attend because of family issue; so was thrilled when STL was added to the schedule. Have been waiting 30 years to see this; was 17 when the first tour occurred and did not get to see it. Understand if there will not be another STL show, but would it be possible to schedule one more show somewhere in the Midwest? Chicago again; Kansas City; Louisville; Cincinnati.......?  But as others have mentioned; what a wonderful opportunity for the band to bring some light into this city that is struggling so much. 

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On ‎9‎/‎16‎/‎2017 at 6:50 PM, kevin_hogan said:

I feel sad today.  I feel bad for the local St Louis fans, for the fans who traveled a long distance and especially those fans attending their first U2 concert (I attended my first U2 concert this year).  If anyone traveled from hurricane affecting areas I feel bad for you.  U2 transcends politics and their music allows us to find common ground, whether we are left, right or independent.  I'm looking forward to the San Diego show and thanks for allowing me express myself.  Stay safe St Louis. 

Rode out Irma in Saint Mary's GA.  Many houses flooded but fortunately mine was spared.  Many friends watched as the water took away what they treasured ... their dreams.  Went 3 days with no power but when power came back on, washed our clothes and headed to StL for the concert.  Verdict announced as we were arriving into city.  Hotel and city was guarded by National Guard. 

StL WAS my home town.  I grew up in StL.  Lived in Ferguson during my high school years ....  wanted to relax and enjoy U2 in my home town .... StL is no longer the great city I grew up in ... StL is no longer my home .... I will no longer call it my home.  Stl is dead to me .... 

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On September 16, 2017 at 11:04 PM, MoJoanne said:

Heartbroken. My husband and I were going to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary with this concert. I understand why it was cancelled, but it is a shame that criminal malcontents have to ruin a enjoyable evening for tens of thousands of U2 fans.

I'm right there with you, MoJoanne.  I bought, for the first time ever in my life, a pair of VIP tix for our 20th wedding anniversary.  

I knew what was happening in STL... and since we were traveling from the Milwaukee, WI area, I checked my email to make sure things were still 'a go'.  At 7:54 am Saturday morning I see a message from Ticketmaster:  "We want to ensure you have a great time at U2 and are clear about how to best get IN! Have fun!"

A 6 hour drive later... We checked our email when we reached the hotel, only to see this message that was delivered at 9:20 am:  "Hello VIPs, Live Nation and U2 regrettably announce their St. Louis show scheduled for tonight, September 16, 2017 has been cancelled."  Wow... so close but I guess it wasn't meant to be. 

My sincere respect to those that made this decision.  I just feel like I missed out on a wonderful experience.

 

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