Why U2? – Reason #15

whyu2I wonder sometimes how fans of other bands rationalize in their own heads supporting someone who behaves like they belong behind bars. How do people convince themselves that it’s OK to buy Chris Brown’s music, for instance? Despite his much-publicized proclivity toward beating women, he still enjoys a career with top-ten singles and gold-selling records. Jimmy Page, guitarist for the beloved rock band Led Zeppelin (don’t get me wrong – I love their music, too) once had an affair with a 14-year old girl! I guess it is OK to separate the art from the artist; nobody’s perfect, after all, but I really love that U2 have never done anything so horrible that I’m embarrassed to tell people that they’re my favorite band. Yeah, there’s the tax thing, but really, how many of us can say that we’d NOT take the chance to save millions of dollars if it was presented to us? Yeah, Adam had a couple of brushes with the law regarding marijuana back in the day, but is there anyone out there who really believes that pot is that big of a deal? I know it’s still illegal in some places, but, honestly. If that’s the worst thing Adam ever does, he’s definitely gonna beat me to Heaven. The four guys who make up U2 aren’t angels – like I said above, nobody is perfect – but after following the band closely for the better part of my life, I honestly believe that they’re decent human beings, and I’m not ashamed to admit that they’re my role models.

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    It’s not ok to separate an artist from his work, but it is accepted. Is Michael Jackson not the king of pop? Or Whitney Houston, “The Voice.” Both flawed in their own ways, like we all are, but they are still the mega stars of our generation.
    U2 didn’t fall into the trappings of the rock & roll style. That in itself is a miracle.



    They do swear quite a bit. ;)



    Like every human being, U2 also have their flaws, but their constant willingness to lead good lives and bring joy is admirable. I think their longtime connections to friends they have known since their days at school is one reason why they are so decent and down-to-earth. Surrounded by lovely families they can rely on, they have the strength to resist the temptations a rock´n´roll lifestyle might offer.



    i had written a lot, but naturally with my phone, the web page changed….simply put, i echo pam’s words



    Joe, U2 didnt fall into the trappings of Rock n’ Roll? “Dont believe in riches but you should see where I live”…
    Their own aeroplane.
    Fabulous properties around the globe
    Rubbing shoulders with presidents, kings and queens, Hollywood elite.
    They have the lifestyle alright, they just hide it well ;)

    Also, not getting pissed sleeping with hookers and shovelling millions of euro /dollars up their collective nose, I think, has added to the long list of reasons why people dont like u2.
    “they want you to be Jesus……………But want their money back if you’re alive at 33″



    Davcal, by trappings, I meant drugs, hookers, etc…That sort of thing. We’re all aware of U2’s worth, thanks for a great life indeed.



    Joe, Yeah I know. But you know how I like to wind you up ;)

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