bands that have opened for u2 , for the most part have kicked ass.
i got to see the pixies , BADII and public enemy in 1992.
in 1997, various openers included rageagainstthemachine and primus. 2 extremely different, yet noteworthy bands.
SO WHY THE HELL DID WE GET SMASHMOUTH!?!?!?!
WTF? at the time they were just a one hit band of the month...
they didnt fulfill any expectations that a stadium gig requires..
i just felt that leg of the tour was lacking an good opener.
we were shafted.
nothing againt smashmouth, theyve since had a few more singles and a small following, and i like some of their songs, but i wouldnt want them opening for u2 today, let alone in 97.