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Offline tj1968

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Most disappointing support act
« on: March 29, 2009, 02:07:52 PM »
I went to see Glasvegas last December and I have to say... not impressed, much better were their support act - White Lies, a new U2 in the making I reckon.

Anyway I'm off to see the boys in Cardiff this August and that's right, Glasvegas are support! If only it was White Lies!!

Thinking back, Snow Patrol were pretty weak in 2005 at Manchester.

So over the years what's been your most disappointing support act at a U2 concert?



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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 02:11:04 PM »
The reason why Glasvegas was chosen because U2 liked them and had a "critically acclaimed" album. White Lies are very recent and for them to be playing a stadium gig seems to much for them at this time me thinks >_<

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 02:12:57 PM »
Well I didn't go to it but on Vertigo Leg III in Omaha, Kanye West opened up for U2. My parents said it was the worst thing they ever heard. He supposedly had a boombox that was turned up loud. (I can't really describe it that well.)

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 02:16:37 PM »
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Well I didn't go to it but on Vertigo Leg III in Omaha, Kanye West opened up for U2.

Kanye opened at the concert I went to. Apart from maybe Gold Digger, it was 45 minutes of crap music that sounded terrible. Seriously, it was screechingly loud. Whatever the problem was, it was fixed by the time U2 came on.

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 02:20:02 PM »
It has always confused me, U2's interest in rap music.... and The Stereo MCs.


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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 02:23:25 PM »
The Marley.

Luckily I wasn't subjected to Kanye West.



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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 02:52:45 PM »
Almost every concert I've seen in Toronto had a disappointing opening act. Los Lobos, Little Steven, Primus, Disposable Heroes of Hypocrisy and Third Eye Blind were all pretty forgettable. For Joshua Tree tour, they payed The Beatles through the PA between the the last opening act and U2 hitting the stage. Best opening act ever!

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 02:55:47 PM »
Like it VoxBF! Arcade Fire were pretty good through the PA on Vertigo Tour come to think of it.

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2009, 03:07:00 PM »
I've seen PJ Harvey, Kings of Leon and Rage Against the Machine and PJ Harvey by far was supremely disappointing.

1) Rage rocked
2) Kings of Leon were OK, but visibly nervous
3)PJ Harvey-akin to a cat being tortured

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2009, 03:11:10 PM »
Elevation Tour, Baltimore. Garbage was supposed to open however Shirley got sick at the last moment and they picked a local band to open. It was horrible. We actually thought the were just doing the sound check. Still have no idea of their name.
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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2009, 03:23:17 PM »
U2 is pretty consistent when it comes to picking sh** opening bands, with the odd exception (RATM, Muse, KOL)

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2009, 03:36:14 PM »
Lone Justice just didn't get it done in '85. Skipped them completely in '87.
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy KILLED in '92. Primus was good, but not as good as the other 2 times I saw them.
Fun Lovin' Criminals f*****' SUCKED in '97, and Smash Mouth wasn't much better.
I don't even remember who opened for them in '01.
Institute (gavin Rossdale's post-Bush band) were almost as bad as Fun Lovin' Criminals.


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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2009, 04:39:15 PM »
Utah saints at celtic park :o
pj harvey at celtic park :o
bjork at wembley :o
interpol at hampden :o
seahorses at murrayfield :o
cosmic rough riders at SECC :o

all dire but utah saints took the biscuit
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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2009, 04:39:59 PM »
the White Lies are awesome!

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2009, 04:41:00 PM »
It's a toss up for me on the Vertigo Tour.  Kanye West was terrible in St. Louis, but so were Kings of Leon in Chicago.  I must say I'm pretty excited to see Snow Patrol in Chicago; admittedly I'd prefer Muse, but Snow Patrol should be good at least (not terrible).  I had the worst fear that I would end up seeing Black Eyed Peas in Chicago! :o