?

Log in

No account? Create an account

U2 LiveJournal

Hello Hello!!


August 31st, 2005

This may come as a shock... @ 10:34 am

thanks4thefish:
...But many people will enjoy watching Dashboard Confessional open for U2. Just as some people will find Keane irritating. Some people loved PJ Harvey as the opener on Elevation, and some, like myself, couldn't stand her.

You're never going to make everybody happy with your choice of opening acts. Particularly when it comes to U2 because they have this knack of drawing fans from a full spectrum of musical genres.

Generally I think U2 go with bands that they enjoy where possible.

You also have to keep in mind that supporting acts do have tours of their own and aren't always available. For example, I'd love to see The Arcade Fire opening the Toronto shows, but they're going to be in California at the time, so that ain't really possible.

So let's keep some perspective. Trying to make everybody happy usually ends up making everone miserable.
 
Share  |  |

Comments

 
[User Picture Icon]
From:gracejames
Date:August 31st, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I have to agree. I would have preferred if I saw The Killers or Franz Ferdinand than Snow Patrol. And unlike most people, I'm not terribly keen on Keane - maybe my mind will change.

For Elevation, I wanted to see No Doubt or Garbage - but we got Sterephonics who were absolutely awesome. Now I'm a big fan of theirs!
[User Picture Icon]
From:fulpakru
Date:August 31st, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
(Link)
that was the first time i'd seen the stereophonics too, when they opened for u2 - i was blown away! unfortunately when i saw pj harvey and kings of leon, i was not as pleasantly surprised.
[User Picture Icon]
From:jenvargas
Date:August 31st, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC)

(Link)
Opinions are like a-holes. We've all got 'em. It's ok.. I'm just glad I have good tickets for U2 :) (And I'm also glad that Kings of Leon are OUT!)
From:onebadkite
Date:August 31st, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
(Link)
You forgot "... and some of them stink."
[User Picture Icon]
From:jenvargas
Date:August 31st, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
(Link)
True.
[User Picture Icon]
From:fiveandfour
Date:August 31st, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Yeah, I've found I generally don't like the opening band I get to see. Though, of course, for the Elevation tour leg when they returned to the US I wanted to see both of the opening bands.

This year I would've been happy with any of the bands that opened in Europe, but didn't go to those shows. Oh well, I figure it just gives me a little more time to buy a program or t-shirt and take care of all of my personal comfort issues before U2 takes the stage.
[User Picture Icon]
From:rockingthemike
Date:August 31st, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I for one would kill to see a Dashboard/U2 show. *sigh* But you're completely right; not everyone has the exact same musical tastes, and it would be impossible for a big band like U2 to cater to everyone's 'small band' needs. And besides, it's only the opening act, that's really not what everyone intentionally paid to see. ;)
[User Picture Icon]
From:screendoor3
Date:August 31st, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
(Link)
All the PJ Harvey and Kings of Leon hate. . .
[User Picture Icon]
From:glitterkittykid
Date:September 1st, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
(Link)
I thought PJ Harvey was a really odd choice for a U2 opener, but was really fucking greatful for it.

I got to see the Kings of Leon for free here in Portland and they put on a pretty good show, I couldn't imagine them in an arena setting... but they were decent.

[User Picture Icon]
From:chris15
Date:August 31st, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
(Link)
If anything, you have to appreciate the acoustic guitar and the lyrics that Dashboard put together. I can't wait to see how they perform. It should be rather interesting.
[User Picture Icon]
From:intl_peace
Date:August 31st, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I saw U2 Kings of Leon opened for them. WASTE OF TIME. They sucked I just wanted to seE Bono!
[User Picture Icon]
From:nsane4nsync
Date:September 1st, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
(Link)
i LOVEEEEEE Keane! I'm so excited! :)

U2 LiveJournal

Hello Hello!!