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it's just too hilarious
Bono can annoy anyone anywhere. It's quite some skill.
I was about to make a thread on this, had a quick scan, and thought perhaps 'YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP' was a likely title on the subject...!
MTV are saying that it was a 'security measure' to protect attendees as well as local residents and businesses... but then why would it have to be 2 metres tall and covered in a tarpaulin? Apparently these are known as 'sight barriers', stopping anyone without a ticket from catching a glimpse of the band.
Excellent stuff! Did nobody at any point question this decision.. ?!
I liked this bit from the Guardian's article:
Listeners to Star FM, a 24-hour Berlin rock music radio station, voted tonight to boycott the concert in protest. The station's leading DJ, Wolfi, said: "Is this is a sick joke? A band whose leader, Bono, campaigns for world peace and freedom, puts on a concert to commemorate the fall of one of the most monstrous barriers in history, and they erect a wall to stop fans from taking part?"
He said Star FM had a contingent of tickets to give to fans, but had cancelled a competition to distribute them in protest. Wolfi said he had also issued a one-day ban on U2 songs.
One online commentator wrote: "This is supposed to be a party about unity and togetherness. But we're not allowed in. Ironic, isn't it?"
that lady doing the thumbs up. kthnxbai
definite WTF and a Scooby Doo headshake-double-take when idly flicking through the Metro this morning. Bit weird.
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