Wall built to block view of free U2 concert celebrating fall of Berlin Wall

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Can you say EPIC FAIL?

    More: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33654375/ns/entertainment-music/
     
  2. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    haha epic fail indeed, though it's only fitting now, the accumulation of wealth is beyond anything now so not exactly suprising
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I find it highly ironic.
     
  4. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    I can't even imagine what they were thinking. How can anyone think this would be a good idea?
     
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    Greed is blind.;)
     
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    I wonder if they will also machine gun those trying to scale the wall to get into the concert. :rolleyes:
     
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    Often venues have limited capacity and tickets although free are distributed to only allow the ticketed individual in the venue.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Too funny... they should do what Chi-town did for Obama's election night rally and put up some screens so people can have a street party. They handled that one fairly well. More recently, Chicago had a grand opening of their Holocaust museum, and Bill Clinton spoke, and they went through this elaborate business of signing up online and waiting to be granted tickets, and then it turned out that the tickets were not even for entry to the opening ceremony by him, but rather one could stand outside in the winter on a rainy day and listen to it on speakers, because accessibility was limited to "VIPs" .... :rolleyes:
     
  10. Consultant macrumors G5

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    That's pretty sad. I wonder who thought it was a good idea?
     
  11. Peace macrumors Core

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    MTV.
     
  12. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Oh. I've always thought of free concerts in terms of Woodstock -- open air and who ever arrives first. Man, I'm getting old.:p
     
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    Lol. I take your point, but tempus fugit, as they say.

    Agree completely with yg17, (and everyonbe else) it is indeed, an epic fail, but one which does not surprise me, unfortunately.

    Cheers
     
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    MTV is the enemy.
     
  18. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Yes. Those outside of the wall should not be subject to the torture that is U2's music :D
     
  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    MTV sucks, and U2 hasn't been good since Achtung Baby. If I lived in Berlin, I'd insist to be paid for putting up with them. That- or they could send Larry Mullen over to spend the night. That would be OK. :)
     
  20. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You and your mysterious ways.... ;)
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Nokia 5800 Tube XpressMusic : Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.4; U; Series60/5.0 Nokia5800d-1/21.0.101; Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 ) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413)

    Achtung, as long as you're on the right side of the wall......baby.
     
  22. psj macrumors newbie

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    Free tickets to celebrate Fall of the Berlin Wall


    14.99 for DVD just in time for Christmas.


    That's Rise of the Copyright Wall
     
  23. iBlue macrumors Core

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    How ridiculous. Brilliant irony though.

    I keep noiticing that while Germany is very efficient, clever and organized, that it often comes with the price of complete control freakery, even over the most trivial things. My personal experience with this is limited but that's what I've heard and observed. Seems to fit in this situation.
     
  24. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I would consider myself lucky to be out the outside of that wall.
     
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    Bonio is a muppet.

    Really annoying, 100% with Dr Kermode on this one.
     

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