2019-12-15 - Mumbai
Tour: Joshua Tree Tour 2019
Songs played: 26
Audio recordings: 1
  1. How many "final" shows is this again? four?
  2. That sort of speaks for itself then, it’s terrible the gap in people’s earnings but it’s an issue that wasn’t the bands making. Unless someone who knows India well or perhaps lives there can tell me that reducing the prices would have changed the class of the audience ( I don’t mean that as in the persons behaviours I mean literally working class, middle class etc.). If not then the band would have just been given false credit for letting the more wealthy people in the country see the show for less.
  3. Originally posted by LikeASong:I've had quite the discussion with an Indian guy that says they're affordable... Only to end up with the same conclussion: these tickets are affordable if you're part of the 20% of the population who is actually rich (to their standards).

    https://twitter.com/U2santos/status/1174229728397602817
    https://twitter.com/ishanprakash/status/1174241539347947521
    https://twitter.com/ishanprakash/status/1174244724284317696
    https://twitter.com/U2santos/status/1174246586920124416
    https://twitter.com/U2santos/status/1174247131990896640
    https://twitter.com/ishanprakash/status/1174248147310321665
    https://twitter.com/U2santos/status/1174248716548677633

    so 20% of 1 billion people can afford to pay these prices? than there's a big target group. Why can't you just understand this simple logic? it's just this or nothing at all for India. The bills have to be paid and The Joshua Tree tour is quite a big production.
  4. Isn't this the first time they've actually branded it as a "final show" this tour?
  5. Yeah I think you’re right, Manila was never labelled as such and before that it was South Korea which wasn’t labelled as such either.
  6. Originally posted by Ricku2:[..]

    so 20% of 1 billion people can afford to pay these prices? than there's a big target group. Why can't you just understand this simple logic? it's just this or nothing at all for India. The bills have to be paid and The Joshua Tree tour is quite a big production.
    I do understand it, and I know it's just business for the U2 corporation. I'm just pissed that a band that are advocates against poverty, equality and fair trade aren't doing anything from their side to prevent this from happening. They could have absorbed some of the production costs easily to make tickets more affordable to Philippins, Indians and the like. They did it in Sarajevo 97. They just don't give a fuck anymore.
  7. Originally posted by LikeASong:"Those in poverty line wouldn't have heard of U2 anyway" seemed to me like the most elitist, snobbish and arrogant thing to say, but I preferred not to answer that part.

    I'm not sure he was saying that so much as saying "You're defending people who don't even know about U2 and wouldn't care anyway" - but I could be wrong.

    I've said this before in the U2 Thoughts thread though. For all U2's talk about poverty, charity, the punk ethos etc. - their ticket prices are atrocious. And while they're pretty comparable to other acts, those acts aren't hammering down those talking points to their audience and otherwise, either. I understand they have to pay to maintain their crazy stage shows, but at the same time....how much money did Bono make on his facebook stocks again?...(and more)
  8. Be thankful ticket prices are not at the level of The Rolling Stones.
  9. Originally posted by LikeASong:[..]
    I do understand it, and I know it's just business for the U2 corporation. I'm just pissed that a band that are advocates against poverty, equality and fair trade aren't doing anything from their side to prevent this from happening. They could have absorbed some of the production costs easily to make tickets more affordable to Philippins, Indians and the like. They did it in Sarajevo 97. They just don't give a fuck anymore.
    or they could have skipped India, just like they did in 1997. It's not that they don't give a fuck anymore, it's just you exaggerating things a bit.
  10. Originally posted by Ricku2:[..]
    or they could have skipped India, just like they did in 1997. It's not that they don't give a fuck anymore, it's just you exaggerating things a bit.
    As usual
  11. I am from Bangladesh, neighbouring country of India. I know the musical taste of average indian people very well. I can attest that those who know or like U2 in India are either very rich or educated people having good job and they are quite capable of shelling the price of U2's concert that is offered. The other 70 or 80% people who are mainly below the poverty line have never heard of U2 and they were never the intended ones in the planning of this concert. Trust me.