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Bono speaks about their musical career: I don't think anyone thinks this is a job for life. I don't think it's healthy to imagine it's always going to be here. I always say two crap albums in a row and we're out. (1)That, and a fat a r s e, can close this operation down. The price of admission is a level of commitment ...

1. By saying "fat a r s e" does he mean that if they get fat they won't feel like writing songs?
I suspect he means that his fans won't find him sexy and want to see him in concert/buy his albums.

I believe the overall message is that being loved by the fans is not something you can assume will last forever - they can quickly transfer their affections elsewhere without a lot of reason.
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I take it to mean that two bad albums in a row and a fat behind will be enough to end their career.

Are you going to the concert on 6th August in the Slaski stadium?

(Sorry GG - I didn't see you'd already answered)
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I take it to mean that two bad albums in a row and a fat behind will be enough to end their career.

What do you mean by "fat behind"?

Personally, to me it means that if we record two bad albums in a row and become lazy (this is how I understand "fat a r s e" (maybe "sexy" is also OK). Later in the text Bono mentions that they may not feel like going to the gym in the future ... Emotion: smile

Are you going to the concert on 6th August in the Slaski stadium?

No. I like some of their songs, but I'm not an avid fan.

Does the word "groupie" refer only to females or to males too?

(Sorry GG - I didn't see you'd already answered)

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Your behind = your bottom = the part of your anatomy that you sit on

I think the idea is of letting themselves go, of no longer taking care about their appearance.

Does the word "groupie" refer only to females or to males too?
Groupie can refer to male or females, although I cannot verify that there are any male groupies today.