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"Why I am Apparently Less of a Fan for skipping Green Day at Dreamforce

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So, the writer is mad that Green Day gets paid money to perform, and she (or he?) is mad that people they don't like paid a lot of money to see Green Day play? Tempest in a teapot, mate.

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Why was playing there against their beliefs?

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playing songs like "know your enemy" there isn't free from unintended irony. static age would have been the kicker.

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Wow. Green Day has job and gets payed for it, just like 85% of all Americans. That's a great reason to not like them

We'll see that fan in a soup kitchen while we walk past it getting home from our jobs.

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Wow. Green Day has job and gets payed for it, just like 85% of all Americans. That's a great reason to not like them

with 3 million dollars (i don't think they are less paid as metallica *cough* ) in a "charity event." yes.

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with 3 million dollars (i don't think they are less paid as metallica *cough* ) in a "charity event." yes.

But Green Day not only gaters people to the charity, but also donates their own money to charity as well

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But Green Day not only gaters people to the charity, but also donates their own money to charity as well

yeah but in my opinion the only real purpose of galas like this is self-manifestation. and GD don't need this. imo.

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yeah if you want to do something good, you just do it and dont get paid by a huge company. i think its even worse that they cover up their real interest with this charity.

them playing live8 for example is something completly different.

or this:

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Normally it's the band who asks for the money to play gigs. They were probably asked to play at the conference and THEY (management) set their budget... So just because Metallica played there for 3 million dollars doesn't necessarily mean they did.

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Surely the point of this is that some or all of the band's fee is donated to the charity, isn't it?

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are you really that naive?


Normally it's the band who asks for the money to play gigs. They were probably asked to play at the conference and THEY (management) set their budget... So just because Metallica played there for 3 million dollars doesn't necessarily mean they did.

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In all fairness, it's not unreasonable for the author to say that they can see Green Day at other shows so they will decline to see them at an event they personally think is bullshit. That's fine. But usually when someone goes "oh, well apparently I'm less of a fan because ____" they are actually just being preemptively defensive over nothing.

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Well i don't really care if people liked it or not, they did something good for someone who need it, that's it. I remember that the last time they play in Oakland they went to this hospital (or maybe it was another, i can't remember) to visit the childrens and spend time with them, and i think that no one knew about it, i saw that because there was just one picture on instagram that someone posted, i think it was the mother of one of the kids.

So at least they don't always make a huge deal about it.

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are you really that naive?

Whether that was the case or not, I doesn't really matter to me.

At first people were wondering why they were playing at this conference, I was myself a bit WTF about it. But then it was announced that part of the profit was going to the Oakland's Children Hospital, and I think that's probably the reason why they said yes. Now how is that a bad thing?

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Sensible chap. Didn't have to sit through Wild One and Angel Blue.

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lmao if you were offered millions of dollars to do what you love the most (fucking your girlfriend or playing the guitar) in front of tens of thousands of people you'd take it to. And if you didn't, you'd be a complete fucking retard. Life is about money. It's about being successful. Getting rich if you can. Until you notice that I guess you couldn't understand this.

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Life is about money. It's about being successful. Getting rich if you can. Until you notice that I guess you couldn't understand this.

i'm glad that to me that's not what life is about :)

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If any band didn't care about money at all they wouldn't sign to a major label they wouldn't charge to perform and wouldn't charge money for tickets to see said performance...

That's not a horrible thing to want to make money...

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Sensible chap. Didn't have to sit through Wild One and Angel Blue.

You don't like Angel Blue? (That probably shouldn't surprise me lol)

I agree with you on Wild One, though. I think it's one of their worst songs.

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