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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2012, 05:05:59 PM »
I've only seen Dashboard Confessional, Snow Patrol, and Interpol (2x) open for the band in person. I'd probably have to choose Dashboard as the one I preferred, since I wasn't big on the other two. I suppose it could've been worse, but there's a few acts listed here who I wouldn't have minded replacing them with! I could picture one of the 360 shows with Kravitz or Muse opening being fun. Arcade Fire too.

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2013, 10:56:39 AM »
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I didnt really like their 360 opening acts.

Me neither.

The Fray were probably the least unpleasant of the bunch. Interpol made me want to drive nails into my ears.

Yeah, I hope they get some better opening acts
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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2013, 11:35:43 AM »
Florence and the Machine was terrific, but she felt so small in such a huge stadium. I was too into seeing U2 live for the first time ever to pay her the attention she deserved. However, I did pay to see her headline this past September. :)

One dd would have loved The Fray, the other dd would have loved Snow Patrol, all daughters would have loved Muse and me too! I'd take any of those three.

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2013, 04:23:57 AM »
The Alarm - War Tour (feels old)


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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2013, 10:32:40 AM »
I really dislike opening acts in general. I buy concert tickets to see the main act.........

I've seen Public Enemy/The Sugar Cubes, PJ Harvey, The Fray and I honestly can't remember who opened for the PopMart tour. I guess if I had to choose, it would be PJ. 

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2013, 12:05:03 PM »
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I really dislike opening acts in general. I buy concert tickets to see the main act.........

I've seen Public Enemy/The Sugar Cubes, PJ Harvey, The Fray and I honestly can't remember who opened for the PopMart tour. I guess if I had to choose, it would be PJ.

true. having to see an opening act is always a chore, even if i like the band.

did u see Garbage or Rage Against the Machine?

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2013, 06:20:24 PM »
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I really dislike opening acts in general. I buy concert tickets to see the main act.........

I've seen Public Enemy/The Sugar Cubes, PJ Harvey, The Fray and I honestly can't remember who opened for the PopMart tour. I guess if I had to choose, it would be PJ.

true. having to see an opening act is always a chore, even if i like the band.

did u see Garbage or Rage Against the Machine?

"Chore" - That's a really good term for it.

Just looked it up - apparently Fun Loving Criminals opened both shows in Edmonton for Pop Mart. Who knew?

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2013, 06:41:51 PM »
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I really dislike opening acts in general. I buy concert tickets to see the main act.........

I've seen Public Enemy/The Sugar Cubes, PJ Harvey, The Fray and I honestly can't remember who opened for the PopMart tour. I guess if I had to choose, it would be PJ.

true. having to see an opening act is always a chore, even if i like the band.

did u see Garbage or Rage Against the Machine?

"Chore" - That's a really good term for it.

Just looked it up - apparently Fun Loving Criminals opened both shows in Edmonton for Pop Mart. Who knew?

Woah. Wait. Who.......? I've heard the name but what songs would I know....?

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2013, 10:58:01 PM »
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I really dislike opening acts in general. I buy concert tickets to see the main act.........

I've seen Public Enemy/The Sugar Cubes, PJ Harvey, The Fray and I honestly can't remember who opened for the PopMart tour. I guess if I had to choose, it would be PJ.

true. having to see an opening act is always a chore, even if i like the band.

did u see Garbage or Rage Against the Machine?

"Chore" - That's a really good term for it.

Just looked it up - apparently Fun Loving Criminals opened both shows in Edmonton for Pop Mart. Who knew?

Woah. Wait. Who.......? I've heard the name but what songs would I know....?

I think their one hit was called "Scooby Snacks", which should tell you all you need to know right there. I was fortunate enough to miss them in Columbus, but not so lucky in Chicago. One of the worst bands I've ever seen.

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2013, 11:10:27 PM »
My favorite opening acts for U2 are the ones that I never got to see at a U2 concert, but have seen live (most of them) at their own headlining concert: Public Enemy (the one group I've never seen live), Kraftwerk (Paramount Theatre - Seattle 2003), Garbage (Pacific NW - Vancouver/Seattle/Portland, 2002 & 2012), & Florence & The Machine (Pacific NW - 2012). I wish I could've seen these acts open for U2 as those concerts would have been complete concerts from start to finish.

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Re: Favorite Opening Act for U2?
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2013, 11:16:29 PM »
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My favorite opening acts for U2 are the ones that I never got to see at a U2 concert, but have seen live (most of them) at their own headlining concert: Public Enemy (the one group I've never seen live), Kraftwerk (Paramount Theatre - Seattle 2003), Garbage (Pacific NW - Vancouver/Seattle/Portland, 2002 & 2012), & Florence & The Machine (Pacific NW - 2012). I wish I could've seen these acts open for U2 as those concerts would have been complete concerts from start to finish.

Yea the only band i feel this way about would be the Pixies, as it was their final tour before breaking up. And on Zoo TV no less.