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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2009, 05:57:35 PM »
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I had the worst fear that I would end up seeing Black Eyed Peas in Chicago! :o

I saw BEP in '98, well before Fergie joined the group. They were very much in the Public Enemy mold, and they were great live.

I imagine they suck now, however.

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2009, 11:02:02 PM »
PJ Harvey was pretty bad. I dd enjoy the Kings of Leon though. Fun Loving criminals were alright....

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2009, 05:03:40 PM »
Hated PJ Harvey and Fun Loving Criminals
Loved Stereophonics
Can't Wait to See Snow Patrol

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2009, 05:25:24 PM »
Loved PJ Harvey and Kings of Leon, thought No Doubt were ok, and was indifferent to Stephen Marley. I was hoping Muse would be the opener for the LA show but looks like we're stuck with Black Eyed Peas.

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2009, 06:26:12 PM »
The coming tour w/ Black Eyed Peas!  UGH!   :P

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2009, 07:27:52 PM »
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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

PJ was rough for Houston/Dallas.  She was awesome in Chicago and NY.  I wish she'd opened the last leg of the tour too....I wasn't terribly impressed by No Doubt, but Garbage was a good opener.

My least favorite opener is probably Smash Mouth.
Listening to the local Roadie heckle them from the B-Stage: priceless :D

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2009, 10:55:58 AM »
Sorry to all you Rage fans!  They were terrible in Memphis in 1997.  Also didn't appreciate their USA flag upside down!

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2009, 11:01:04 AM »
has anyone mentioned Nelly Furtado? ???

Seriously, no one compares on a level of bad openers like she did. I was standing at the front leaning on the rail and I fell asleep during her set in Charlotte. I felt bad cause I woke up with her staring down at me and looking disappointed. I just shrugged and mouthed "sorry".


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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2009, 10:26:49 PM »
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Sorry to all you Rage fans!  They were terrible in Memphis in 1997.  Also didn't appreciate their USA flag upside down!

Rage has a lot of political views that I disagree with (most of them, actually), but an upside down flag just signals distress.  I don't see what that would offend anyone.

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2009, 10:57:44 PM »
7 Kanye shows on the Aussie/NZ leg of Vertigo.

I thought he was great  :)

Big Audio Dynamite II and Kim Salmon & the Surrealists in 1993, Sidewinder (WTF!) in 1998... Kanye was great after about the 2nd Sydney show when he accepted people weren't there to see HIM.

Did a great job in Sydney and Melbourne, and particularly in Auckland the fans were rocking.

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2009, 12:58:27 AM »
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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


Not suprised about Rage being good, they're awesome.


I saw Kanye West open for U2, and I enjoyed his set. Maybe I was just in a good mood or something, but it was pretty decent compared to a lot of support acts I've seen.

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2009, 03:00:29 AM »
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U2 is pretty consistent when it comes to picking sh** opening bands, with the odd exception (RATM, Muse, KOL)

I beg to differ.  It is purely of personal taste to say that they have been consistently picked sh** openers.  They have had some bad ones, but they have picked really amazing ones for the most part since JT tour.  We are talking about many bands/artists who were at or near the peak of their commercial success or critically acclaimed, or both, and in many cases they supported in markets where they were most popular and could sell out a show of their own.  IN some cases, the bands have been legendary* at least within their genres or with other musicians

Some great openers U2 has picked:

The Ramones* (do I really need to qualify them?)
Velvet Underground* (do I really need to qualify them?)
Pixies* (Critical Acclaim and really f'n great live) (do I really need to qualify them?)
Public Enemy* (Critical Acclaim and commerical success)
Pearl Jam* (do I really need to qualify them?) (not just recently in Hawaii, but during ZooTV, near the height of their commercial success)
Arcade Fire (at hieght of critical and commercial success)
Bjork* (do I really need to qualify her?)
Primus*
Patti Smith* (Critical acclaim)
Interpol (at the height of their critical and commercial success)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (near the height of their critical success)
The Killers (at the height of their critical and commercial success)
Oasis (still near the height of their commercial success)
Big Audio Dynamite
Belly
No doubt (Commercial success)
Garbage (some critical and commercial success)
PJ Harvey (Critical Acclaim)
Kings of Leon (at the height of thier critical acclaim)
Sugar Cubes (cmon... pre Bjork going single)
Rage Against The Machine (Near the height of their commercial and critical success)
The Doves (Near the height of their commercial and critical success)
Franz Ferdinand (at the height of their critical and commercial success)
Placebo
Stereophonics (Not bad)
JJ72
The Bravery
The Thrills
Secret Machines
Snow Patrol (at the height of thier critical and commerical success)
Ash
Idlewild (near height of critical success)
The Music
Razorlight
Keane
Dashboard Confessional(dont like them but at the height of their critical success)
Kanye West (dont care if you dont like him. Major critical and commerical success)


That is a ridiculously impressive list of bands that have had a large amount of critical and/commercial success and in some cases are reknown, known to be excellent live acts, and could sell out in the cities they supported U2 in.
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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2009, 03:08:40 AM »
that being said...

Damian Marley was not horrible but all his songs sounded the same
I liked Kings of Leon, but at the time, thier songs also started to all blur together midway through.
The Pixies were PHENOMINAL, but unfortunately most of the crowd was not into them
PJ Harvey was visceral and raw, she really fired it up!, but the crowd was NOT AT ALL into her
No Doubt in LA was actually super fun.  Thier hometown where they could easily sellout on thier own.  They are extremely energetic and know how to work a crowd live.
Unfortunately I missed Rage Against the Machine, twice

A large majority of the great openers were outside of the US :(

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2009, 03:33:07 AM »
Sorry..the worst ever...'Cosmic Rough Riders' Glasgow Elevation Tour! P.s. Glasvegas are fantastic !

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Re: Most disappointing support act
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2009, 08:22:30 AM »
Someone else said it... Fun Lovin' Criminals were terrible. A jumble of noise.

I enjoyed seeing PJ Harvey (weird... but not offensive), Smashmouth I missed all but the last two songs (which were Walking On The Sun and Why Can't We Be Friends) so I thuoght they were good. I also liked Institute (Rossdale's new band) but they did play four Bush songs. Also got to see No Doubt open on Elevation.

I'm REALLY looking foreward to Muse! I've seen them three times already and they are the second most amazing band I've ever heard. Put them on the same bill as THE most amazing band I've ever heard...
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